Friday, October 31, 2014

Tick tock, tick tock…

NaNoWriMo is almost here!!! I'm anxiously awaiting typing those first few words into my Scrivener document, I've updated my profile, and there's nothing left to do but watch those last hours tick away!

I'm planning on doing weekly or bi-weekly progress updates, so look out for those.

Ack! So excited!! Is it time yet???

Monday, October 27, 2014

October Updates

October sure has passed in a blur! In the last several weeks, my husband and I moved down the street, went on a lovely anniversary trip, and have been cleaning the old apartment so that we can officially relinquish the keys before the 31st.

We're mostly settled into the new place (which is so lovely!)—just the back bedroom/office to sort through now. Tragically, my writing desk didn't make the move… A few years ago we rescued it from a dumpster, and it's been slowly falling apart since then. It ended in an explosion of particle board and dust, alas. Hopefully a new one will take its place before the year is out!

The hubs got me a mandolin for our anniversary, and it's so awesome! I used to play violin, so the transition (at least note-wise) is fairly smooth. Just trying to build up callouses on my left hand so I can play for longer than twenty minutes at a time!!

Getting pumped for NaNoWriMo! Looking forward to Saturday so I can start writing—super glad I finished my outline back in September! I've firmly decided on the fairy-tale retelling/mashup, and have been composing the opening scene in my head for several weeks now. Should be fun!

Just like last year, though, I'm going to try and be finished by the 21st, when my sister and brother-in-law come into town for the holidays. I'm HOPING to have a complete first draft, but if that doesn't happen, at least 50K of a first draft. I'm guesstimating this book will clock in at around 70K, so if I don't finish in November, I should be able to in December. Can't WAIT to start drafting!

Happy writing, all!