Sorry about the sudden, unannounced disappearance. I’ve been having some Internet issues. For the longest time, logging onto Facebook meant I got only the top post of my newsfeed loading, Skype was completely unusable, and it took over two hours to send a one line e-mail. My motivation to fight with the Internet to accomplish online things took a big hit with the combination of a big freelance job and the start of NaNoWriMo.
The good news is that as of last Thursday, my net has been amazing! The bad news is that you’d think that having pretty much no internet would mean that I was incredibly productive, right? Alas. I ended up trying to do something online, getting frustrated, then surfing on my phone instead. So I read a lot of inane news articles, but since I couldn’t really write any lengthy comments on my phone, wasn’t really able to talk much with people. I ended up feeling really isolated and alone during the last weeks of October. Then NaNo started, and I was able to attend in person writing groups, and that has given me a renewed enthusiasm and energy for writing. I have a lot of catching up to do, so I’m going to get to work right away. I have a new release in December, one in January and one in March, so you’re going to see a lot of me from now on!
Banging The Supernatural: revise draft.Done! The sad news is that I think I need to write books 2 and 3 in this series before I can properly edit this one, so this project is going to take a little longer. Freelance project #1 Freelance project #2 Read 4 books on Craft/MarketingWell, I read the books on Marketing, but in November…and not for my own benefit, but for the freelance project. I’m going to give myself this one because it’s embarrassing to have forgotten it this completely. Plot my Nano projectDone!
- Mindfulness Habit Whoops.
- 9 Blog Posts Haha, nope!
On the personal life front, October had some big family events. The biggest being that I have started babysitting my niece more often, which is really great. So far November has also had a lot of family events, including a trip to Akaroa for a special event. Plus the garden of my housesit keeps sneaking up on me every time I turn my back.
Since the month is already underway, I’m going to give a progress report on these:
- Morgen Prince Complete First Draft. (45,499/75,000 words)
- Freelance Project 9/12 chapters
- Get back into blogging
- Return Edits of Dead Wrong (1200 em-dashes).
So far, November is busy but good. Morgen Prince had a few tricky moments, but has been an absolute blast so far. I shared the first chapters with my friend/alpha reader, and she reports herself to be dying of laughter. Hopefully she’s laughing at the story and not my typos!