Sunday, November 11, 2012

I'm NaNo-ing again.  I missed last year for various reasons (the second time in eleven years since I started NaNo-ing) and I decided to give it a go since I'm working on a new story.  That said, OT has me exhausted (as usual), the house always needs something cleaned (as usual), and my family is busy (as usual!).  I'm waaay behind on my word count, but I hope to catch up this week.  I'm still totally stoked that I've completed two first draft stories in this series over the past month.  This one for NaNo will be number three.

In the past my goal was to complete the first draft by Thanksgiving, but since it's on a day that's a bit early this year that probably won't happen.  We'll see.  I'm excited about the new 'universe' I've created, all paranormal with the magic, creatures and weres, and this time I've set it in Texas rather than in an alternate universe.  Lots of fun writing with characters than make me laugh, cry, sigh and startle.  More later when I get a better idea of what my Highlander hero wants. ;-)


Wednesday, November 07, 2012

October went too fast again.  I love getting into the Halloween spirit and decorating, making goodies and partying in costumes. This year I had three separate costumes, the 'big' one I put all the work into for the main PARTY, two simpler ones for other occasions.  All in fun, and everyone smiled, especially me. :-)

And what's the point if it's not fun?  Why dress up?  It's a creative outlet for me.  Now I have another year to plan for the next Halloween.

I just got back from my local writer's group retreat.  Nice and sedate, our small group got a LOT of good writing done!  We got together at breakfast, shared ideas and talked about general writerly stuff, and the went our own ways for he day.  In the evenings we had dinner together (to give our brains a rest) then went back to write some more.  I actually finished one story, plotted a second one, and started a third in the middle of editing #4!  I was very busy, it was fun, and I look forward to next year.

Since returning to work this week, I haven't got the chance to even check my word count to see what I accomplished last weekend, but it was a lot.  So, gotta go check that...

Til next time, happy writing.