Daily Update: NaNoWriMo Day 27
Give me 3 hours to just sit and write and I will waste 2 1/2 hours. That’s just my nature. Sorry about that.
I actually had more time than that yesterday, but I took my favorite daughter to a place where she could do her conditioning and we could hit the volleyball around for a little while. Then I made some awesome mac and cheese (ok, really shells and cheese) with some left over ham (Thank you Millicans!). By the time I sat down to write I had surfed twitter, facebook, chatted with my friend Mike (that Plested fellow I wrote Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty with… you’ll know the book one day)
So I put my hands on the keyboard and the wife called. She had worked late and was on her way home. I was expecting her a little later and thought I still had time to write. I made dinner for her so she’d have a hot meal when she got home then wrote like a FURY because I had wasted all the time I was going to write. Yeah, I need to stop wasting time I know.
So right now I’m one day (about 1500 words) behind for NaNoWriMo. I know I can easily make that up, it’s just a matter of not wasting time I have available. It’s just human nature to do so. I don’t really feel like I wasted that much time, but it was time I could have spent wiser and gotten more writing done.
As for V&A Shipping II; I’m still having a blast writing it. The crew is on the run…again. Things are starting to fall apart. I need to decide what’s going to happen next. I have a good idea, I just feel like I’m rushing the plot, the pacing feels off. I’m trying to allow things to congeal in my mind so when I put them down it doesn’t feel that way. Perhaps when I re-read and re-write I’ll have a better feel for where it’s lacking. For now I just need to press on and I’ll get to my NaNoWriMo goal. I do have a B.T. Justice chapter next and he’s so much fun to write that I know I’ll blast though his chapter.
So I’m still having fun, but December is on my mind. I need to write my Action Pack episode and record it. I’m anxious to get into the Jack Kane edits. I’m eager to get into the edits for all the books I want to put out next year. I’m excited about the prospect of getting the cover work for V&A Shipping and seeing that book in print and ebook as well as re-recording it. hopefully V&A Shipping II will be hot on its heels, but I think I’ll be putting out Of Gnomes and Dwarves second. So much to plan out.
Okay, stop me. I’m distracting myself. First I need to get the day job out of the way and finish out NaNoWriMo with a strong finish and then December will take care of itself.