I’m a little over halfway done with NaNo. I’m still feeling pretty good about it. Here are the current stats. I still need to speed ‘er on up a tad.
Hate to update and dash, but I have to go write some more words.
Now here is a picture of Bleu under a shirt.
Because what I needed was DEFINITELY more books. Ahem.
I bought these at the Costco. They are magnificent. I’m in love with them and hope to one day have the time to read every last one, except for the duplicate parts. A couple of stories appear in more than one of them.
Please excuse my horribly grainy photos. I think the camera on my phone may be getting tired. It doesn’t seem to be as cooperative as it used to be.
Interior cover of the SciFi/Fantasy book
They even have built-in ribbon bookmarks. Be still my heart!
The Lovecraft book is my favorite, of course. I actually had to buy that one twice. The boy pretty much claimed my first copy as his own. I tried to remind him it was borrowed but then he gave me the puppy dog eyes. What am I supposed to do, not give the kid a book?
Day 13. I do not hate myself yet. Mood: optimistic.
The book is going pretty well, despite my various distractions. I need to move a little bit faster. Current word count is 19955. That puts me a smidge behind where I need to be, but I’m not overly worried. Here are my current stats as listed on the Nano website.
In my Nano inbox (which I didn’t know I had until today), there was a peptalk from Dean Koontz (Everyone got it, not just me. Alas, Dean Koontz does not personally email me. Though he is welcome to do so at any time!). I hope he doesn’t mind if I steal a snippet from it.
“To get on with your career, don’t waste time responding to the naysayers. Don’t dwell on what they’ve said. Stay true to your vision. Instead of letting their negativism get you down and slow you down, adopt an ‘oh-yeah?’ attitude and double your effort; move faster into the future. The world is full of people who say it can’t be done. If everyone listened to them, we’d still live in caves—and there would be no such thing as books.”
I have to go write now. right now.
Bleu took a selfie. I tried to take his picture with my phone while he was acting like a nutcase. He tried to grab my phone and touched the screen with his paw, which caused the phone to take a picture.
Bleu is bad at selfies.
The NaNoWriMo project continues. Current word count: 10,754.
I’ve been overly conscious of story pacing or maybe just paranoid about the pacing. I always feel like I’m either rushing or going too slow. Nothing feels quite right.
I am muddling through, though.
The distractions have been true and real. The pull of Destiny 2 is strong, but I’m doin’ okay! Somehow. Also, the husband distracts me with various house things. I think he’s secretly trying to sabotage me.
I would like to get a day or two ahead on the word count because I know, at some point, I’m going to miss a day, and that will be a bad situation.
I promise not to post updates every single day. I am posting one today, however. I’ve written 2061 words so far, and I’m getting ready to go write some more. Pretty good, even if I do say so myself.
I did have a quite epic printer jam this morning when I tried to print my notes for the book. That was pretty lame. The printer basically sucked in like 25 sheets of paper at once and locked up. I could NOT pull them out.
The husband got them out later. He’s occasionally good for that kind of thing. The printer may not be all the way well. I may have actually broken it. So, that was a super great start.
I have a weird setup I use when I’m writing on my lunch break. The last time I wrote on my lunch breaks, I took my tablet, and I had it in one of those keyboard cases. I didn’t really like it because I don’t feel like hauling around a tablet is a good idea. Any number of fates could befall it at any moment.
I started thinking about it, and I realized that I could just use the keyboard with my phone. I have that with me, anyway, right? I came up with this.
I’m using my mp3 player as a stand-in for my phone because I can’t take a picture of the phone with my phone. My phone is bigger than that, but it still kinda looks like the world’s tiniest laptop screen.
Yes, I am a total dork. I don’t care. It works, and it’s convenient.
I have pictures! None of these are of me, unfortunately. I didn’t plan ahead and I got home about 15 minutes before trick or treating commenced. The boy was a t-rex. The husband was Pennywise, which made for much hilarity. It turns out that children, even those too young to have seen the movie, are scared of Pennywise.
The boy danced at the end of the driveway.
Mermolade (Merlin) and the girl came for a visit.
And Bleu was sad that we left him inside.
Happy Halloween! I’m off to watch some Stranger Things, season 2.