And the hits just keep on coming. I've gotten nothing done in the last 2 days because of drama and I have no idea when it's all going to stop. I'm getting migraines and having trouble sitting still because of an overwhelming urge to hit things.
I'm updating this from my phone. Never done that before so we'll see how it works. Now, to bed, hopefully to be more productive tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Words written today: 1015
Total words written: 17126
Yes, I'm still way behind. I have plans to get caught up tomorrow. I'm hoping some good sleep will help me feel better.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Everybody processes grief differently and I'm not still if I'm sure I've gotten the whole grieving thing down. I've been told, when you start to do it often enough, you get used to it. Well, no thank you, I don't want to get used to this yet.
I do know that my uncle was very proud of me and he would think what I'm doing now was very cool. He was always the person who thought I was cool, even when I didn't. My grandfather would approve of me going my own way, I think, and I like to think of him watching me while I write. He might not have gotten what I'm writing but he would have been proud of me for doing it.
So, writing! Did I do it today?
Yes, I did! I know, I'm proud of me, too.
I started the day needing 6000 words to catch up to where I should be to complete Nanowrimo on time. I did not write enough to be "caught up" to my goal but dang it, I'm a lot closer than I was yesterday.
Words written today: 2875
Total words written: 16111
I will likely do a bit more writing before I go to bed but it's very nearly midnight so any additional words will count towards tomorrow.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sometimes, things just happen that knock you on your ass. I've had a series of events over the last couple of days that, while I could have taken each of them ok if it had been just that one thing, the combination has just done a number on me. Quite frankly, I've spent most of today crying and I expect that to continue through tomorrow, as well.
|That kid? That's me. The asshole dog? That's life. See? It's like it's a metaphor|
If writing was a day job, I'd be taking time off for this. Now, I don't plan to take all that much time off and I'm looking forward to immersing myself in the worlds I've created and spending time tormenting my characters. However, sometimes, we just need to grieve and that's the point I'm at.
Words written today stands at 0 and I am officially way behind on Nanowrimo. I have plans to catch up but it's going to be a long, hard slog for a while.
|This just makes me laugh.|
Saturday, November 10, 2012
So what does that mean for my Nano word count? Um, well, it means that I've put up 0 words for today and yesterday. Supposedly, I'll have all day tomorrow to finish editing and to get caught up on my words but we'll see what happens. I think I need to eat more bacon.
Oh! I also hit 100,000 page views! Woot!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I'm supposed to take vitamins every day. Most women should, but mine are very, very important. I'm anemic so I take an iron supplement every day and a couple other vitamins that make functioning like a regular human adult possible. I got really sick for a few days this summer and forgot to take my vitamins. And then I continued forgetting until I got out of the habit and I couldn't figure out why I was so tired. Uh, duh! Anemic who doesn't take their iron supplements is the definition of tired . . . and stupid.
So, I got 10 hours of sleep tonight and took my vitamins and wow, I can function again! Seriously, night and day difference.
On to the writing recap!
Last night, I added more to the story I'm doing for Nanowrimo. When I woke up this morning, I hated it. Absolutely hated it. It was a victim puke and emotion dump for me. It had no place in my story so, I did something most Nano veterans tell you not to do. I deleted it. 900 words went bye bye because I just couldn't stand to have them in my story. With those 900 words, I would have been beyond what I needed to be at today to make my goal of 50,000 words by November 30. Oh well, such is life and it was a conscious decision to put myself behind to be a little happier with my writing.
The words below are going to be the official count from the Nano website and won't reflect the 900 words that I wrote and deleted. I could do another 97 words tonight but, quite frankly, I'm exhausted and just want to go to bed at this point. So, I'll catch up the rest of the way tomorrow.
Today's words: 2306
Total words written: 13236
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I haven't gotten as much done as I've wanted to for a while. I may try to write a bit more before I go to bed but, to be honest, I'm exhausted. I just want to curl up with a pillow and go to sleep.
Today's words: 919
Total word count: 10930
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
I finished typing in the stuff I did this weekend. I added a tab to the top of the blog that has the books I've written and where they're currently offered for sale. I tracked down my final drafts of everything so I can re-format them and get them up for Kobo.
What didn't I do? I didn't write anything new today. I didn't get the family drama handled to my satisfaction. I didn't work out the way I wanted to.
I think it's time for some lavender tea and a bath. Maybe I'll feel better and in less of a funk. And maybe I can get some more of the story written before bed.
Words written today: 7892
Total words written: 9934
So, it's time to call it a night and get some work done tomorrow. Provided, that is, that I don't get a call back from my "day job" and get sent out to New York to help our clients recover from Hurricane Sandy. And sometime this week, I have to get the spices so I can make pumpkin pie cheesecake.
Today's word count (typed): 972
Total word count (typed) 2042
Friday, November 2, 2012
So, I don't know, getting back into the swing of writing regularly (which I got out of over the summer) is going to take some time.
Words written today: 1,070
Total words written: 1,070
Thursday, November 1, 2012
However, I am making time for something that was awesome and fun that I did last year; NaNoWriMo.
At one point in the last month, as I was jotting down ideas for what I wanted to do for NaNo this year, I was informed that serious writers don't do NaNoWriMo. Well, excuse me, but I think they do. In fact, some of the more serious authors I've met do NaNoWriMo every month. In November, they're just doing it with everybody else.
So, what's my plan for this years NaNoWriMo? I'm doing a collection of short stories based on different fairy tales. The first one is based on Sleeping Beauty and is called The Dreaming Tower. This is, in fact, a sequel to Stained Glass Forest (which is currently available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble in ebook format).
I plan to update my blog as close to daily on my progress and share snippets of the really good stuff.