Monday, October 30, 2006

Update & Getting Organized

Maybe. I haven't updated in a while, and having decided to take on the NaNoWriMo challenge again this year, I thought I'd better get to it:

ST -

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87,500 / 100,000

FP -

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35,750 / 50,000

Okay, so about the getting organized part, well, it's more like figuring out how much time I what to spend on writing down the stories in my head. This month, I was challenged to write a 70K, but I had to alter it to 50K because the story is working out like it wants to be logically finished at 200 pages, which is perfectly okay by me. This week I'm taking 2 online workshops that promise to be very helpful and informative (Candy Havens' Revision Hell, and Terry Spears' Feeling Rejected??). I'm looking forward to both. :-)

In Nov. for NaNoWriMo (Natl. Novel Writer's Month - check out their website), I've plotted out a contemporary paranormal romance story about an average everyday witch living in the motral world who doesn't want to fall in love with the king of the werewolves. And in December, I have 2-3 short stories planned just to give myself a break from the long stuff.

For the holidays, I'm going to break out the baking stuff (of course!) and have fun. My family always begs for fudge and cookies and pecan pie and candies, so I have them collecting nuts from the 4 pecan trees on our property. They shell 'em, and I bake with 'em. That's the deal, and it works like a charm every time.

That's about it right now.


PAGES WRITTEN TODAY = 4 pages detailed outline for DBWB

MUSIC = silence is golden

AFFIRMATION = I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . . That's right, I'll just keep telling myself that. ;-)

ACTIVITIES = walked 1 mile, biked 8 miles, got scared by 1 spook at the gym (actually was funny because a friend sneaked up behind me), step aerobics = 45 minutes, weight training = 15 minutes, abs = taking the day off.

DINNER = baked chicken and potatoes with steamed veggies