Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Rainy and cool

Hop on over to the Midnight Enchantments series on A BIBLIO PARADISE so that you can celebrate Michelle Miles’s contribution to the ENTANGLED anthology.

Still sick. Resting as much as possible, letting it take its course, hoping at least I don’t lose my voice by the time I have to teach on Saturday. Everything is ready for the conference; I just have to load it into the car.

Working with my students, resting, trying to keep up, but not doing enough marketing. That will have to change next week.

Happy with the way the book’s going. I want to work on it all the time, which is where I should be at this point. I’m getting more and more convinced it’s a trilogy, not a single book. The threads that would have to be cut to make it one book include my readers’ favorite characters and subplots, so it makes more sense to figure out natural stopping points in the story that will allow each segment to stand on its own, while feeding into the larger arcs.

Furnace man fixed the furnace yesterday, and the owner came by with new CO detectors. So, all is good.

Today is supposed to be nasty, so I plan to take it as easy as possible, rest a lot, and get well.


Today’s word count: 1238
Total word count: 34,464

Published in: on October 19, 2011 at 7:44 am  Comments (6)  
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  1. Are you planning to do Nano this year? I am only for the motivation. I have this idea burning and it’s time I made time for it. I tend to work on several things at once, which means my time budget is pretty thin. If I dedicate the month to the passion, I’ll accomplish at least one goal.

    • No. That’s one of the requirements of the year long workshop — that none of us does Nano this year. We’re working on the books that have to have a completed draft by Jan. 31.

      Nano’s become counterproductive for me at this point. I’d rather slow down to around 1K or 1.5K day of more quality work than spit out 2.5K and then have twice the revisions necessary.

      My fiction comes first anyway, so Nano doesn’t serve the purpose of forcing me to put my own work first any more. It simply comes first, and everything else has to build around it. That was one of the gifts and lessons I took from Nano.

      • That’s exactly why I do it – that last point of yours. I want it to come first.

        I find the whole thing fun. Well, as long as I don’t remember the HELL I felt I was in back when I finished my first Nano. 🙂

        I agree with you on every point. If Nano can help you put work first, it’s worth it. Beyond that, the arbitrary deadlines become way too cumbersome.

  2. I sincerely hope you feel better soon. It’s not easy being sick when you feel like there’s a lot you have to do.

  3. Sending healing vibes. Hope it goes before the weekend.

  4. Get better soon…very soon!

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