Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dark and Twisty October

These past couple of weeks have been brutal at work. My brain has been fried, and I'm ready for NaNo to start. I want to jump into this new WIP so I can recharge and get back to what I love: writing.

I've managed to complete almost all of my necessary-for-a-first-draft research.

I've been doing a bit of preparation--research, putting together a daily word count goal sheet, eating ungodly amounts of chocolate. And with NaNo coming up, I won't have much time for blogging (especially if work continues on this track). But you are my people! We encourage each other, we write together. I love you guys. So I won't be gone completely.

Goal-setting is for lovers.

Instead, I'll be taking a page out of Katy Upperman's book, and every few days I'll be doing a post along these lines:

Progress (word count or a general status update):
Goals as of today:
Recent Favorite NaNo-WIP Line:
Non-NaNo News:
Something Shiney (posts of fun things, other friends blog posts, etc.):

In other news, I somehow missed Tracey Neithercott's blog and YA book club. And it seems a lot of you are in it. I'm jealous. So I'm joining.


  1. Yay, I'm so glad you're joining!

    I'm also doing NaNo. I love your idea for blogging during that month. My plan was to simultaneously not blog and write posts like "Eeeeee!" but I think your idea is much better. Also, your preparation is rubbing off on me because I'm now going to set up my word count goals.

  2. I like your update list, especially the "favorite NaNo WIP line"

    Best of luck with NaNo. I'm signed up but I don't have a story idea yet. No matter what my profile says.

  3. I can't take credit for this update list! It's Katy's. I tweaked it slightly, but all credit and glittery gold stars go to her.

  4. That is such an awesome idea that Katy came up with, and I think I might have to borrow it too. It's definitely going to be a challenge blogging and working like a crazy person on my NaNo WIP, but I'm going to give the old college try (not even sure what that expression means). But for now, I need to get my arse on over to my current WIP and finish up my revisions already. :)

  5. Glad to hear preparations are going well even if they're frying your brain. I can totally relate to the fried brain and the ungodly amounts of chocolate. Can't cope with out it (the chocolate that is, could really do without the brain issues). This was my first experience with the YA Book Club and I enjoyed it. You should definitely take part next time. Good luck as you dive into NaNo!

  6. Yay for a new Book Club member, and yay for NaNo. I'm very much looking forward to reading your updates and cheering you on. (And I'll need all the cheering I can get as well. :))