Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nano has swallowed my time

No posting = lots of novel being written.

As you can see by the widget to the left, I've had some trouble keeping up with my wordcount this month. There has been far more drama this month than I anticipated, but who can anticipate drama?

I am now 300 words ahead of the curve, thanks to the fact that no one comes to my Tuesday office hours. That means lots of time for me to "grade" and "prep for class." *wink wink*

In preparation for next week's nanoclassmo, here is a link to Scott William Carter's blog. He's coming next week to answer the question: "I've written a novel! Now what?" His book comes out in 2010.

Okay, must go get ready for class. *wink*

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nano Update

16,708 words in ten days! Whoo-wee. When you say it like that, it sounds like a lot. The fact that I haven't written a word on this blog in ten days tells you a little about how intense it is to do #Nano, too.

The book has taken over by putting my MC into the hospital, where she cannot be the center of the action anymore. Her husband and veterinarian have taken that over (her vet for her mule).

I've caught the bug du jour...probably not the swine flu, since I am up and talking, but it's bad enough it really hurt my wordcount for a couple days.

Otherwise, I've recieved two story rejections in the mail. I've got to find time to put the stories back into the mail, and find one or two more publishers to send last year's nano book to.

The NanoClassMo was tonight, too, and we've had a couple people drop out because life got in the way, and a couple peole re-appear from the depths of life getting in the way. I'm so glad those people returned, and so sad about the people who've left. I think everyone is having a good experience with the writing, though, no matter what their wordcounts.

All right. I need to drag my sick carcass back to bed.