Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

I Still Have Two Weeks

Okay, so it’s a little over two weeks until NaNoWriMo, but the “I’m not ready!” anxiety has settled in already.  (It’ll get worse before it gets better.)

But there’s no reason for it.  My outline is coming along nicely.  There’s still a lot of work to do on it, but at least now it’s an actual plot instead of just a series of scenes.

I’ve also named a couple more characters and give a last name to a couple more.

And one of my co-workers is being written into it, more or less at her request.

See, there was this spider, and she doesn’t like spiders so she knocked it off the window ledge.

It came back.

So I started teasing her that it was going to haunt her and all of its descendants and friends were going to follow her home and…

And then I said that I was going to have to write a book about someone who killed spiders and faced retribution for it, and she was all thrilled with the idea of being in a book.  (I haven’t seen her since I decided to include her in this one, but I can’t wait to tell her.)

So, my outline is shaping up.  I need to get it printed again, though, so I can make more changes to it, as it’s nowhere near done yet.  There are still a lot of details to work into it, and I still have a few “Should this happen before or after this happens?” things to sort out.

So, NaNoWriMo is coming and I’m almost ready, at least writing-wise.

Beyond that?

That’s another story.

My 1K-a-Day word count is suffering badly this month, even worse than last month.  Part of it is other life things getting in the way.  Part of it is stress (mostly about other life things.) Then there was losing a day and a half to a migraine last week, and this week getting hit with something that was more than a cold but less than the flu.

Ah, well, I still have two weeks, right?


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