After I finished Summer Break Blues (SBB) and sent it off to my wonderful Beta readers I made a list of all the things I wanted to get done before November. Originally I wanted to have SBB done by the end of September so that gave me a month to tackle my massive list. It had like 25 things on it, ranging from edit another novel to detailing my truck. I’m happy to say that it’s not quite October and I’ve managed to cut that list in half. A few things on the list are ongoing things, like review requests, and others are much more focused, like all the tasks involved in getting my Doc novella published. I think I’d be further along on that but my editor’s laptop got run over by a truck, literally, so I’m still waiting on edits.
All of the things I have left on my list, except detailing my truck and working on the world building for my NaNo novel, are things that can be done whenever. Everything with a deadline is done, or I’m waiting on edits. This fills me with great joy and is a huge stress relief.
To that end, I played had this weekend (Tuesday and Wednesday) and it felt good! I actually also worked though. I completed edits on the second draft of my Nightmare novel and sent it off to more wonderful beta readers. I’m very happy to have that off my plate for a while.
One of the things I did on Tuesday was go up into the mountains with a friend and my dog. He fished, I edited and my dog had a great time playing. Can’t beat editing next to a mountain stream while the sun shines down on you and bathes you in warmth. It was lovely.
I now write for a local music magazine called the Local Music Connection. Means I get to go to some really neat shows for free and then write about it. Not a bad gig 🙂 You can check out the online version of last month’s issue here: http://www.colomusicbuzz.com/category/noco-music-scene/
Next month’s articles will be even better.
NaNoWriMo looms ever closer and I can’t wait to start my novel. It will be an epic fantasy set in the Arabian Dreams world. The first novel will be part of a trilogy and obviously I’m not going to complete the novel in November, just the first 50,000 words. I expect the novel itself to be 100,000 to 120,000 words.
So, who’s with me for NaNo?