I’ve been a ghost around here for the last week or so. So I owe a post about Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland which I finished a couple days ago (short answer: Even better than the first!). I try not to let those posts sit around for more than a couple days, but most everything is on the back burner because of NaFiTFuThiMo.
Remember? National Finish The Fucking Thing Month.
So how’s that going?
Well it is. I haven’t quite kept up with the word count, I’ve lost the battle with sleep a lot this weeks. It’s a tough battle to fight since my infant kiddo sides gangs up with sleep against me. But even though the word count hasn’t quite been where I want it, I’ve made positive gains every day so I’m taking all the victories I can. I’m still optimistic I’ll have my novel finished by my set goal.
A few days ago, I sat down and did a full bullet point outline straight out to the end of the novel. That was the first I had done that. Previously, I only had a broad strokes outline because it changed as the events in the book grew and evolved. The rest of the plot is locked down except for the epilogue. That’s still marinating in the back of my head as I go.
But I’m getting good writing out of this and solid momentum. I originally estimated I had 30k words to go til the end of Amity but I keep finding more scenes and I’ve even added in whole chapters I didn’t plan on before so I think I’m pushing towards 40k or even a full on NaNoWriMo count.
Circles back around to how I haven’t quite been hitting the word count. Well notice how I’m blogging now and not at work? Oh yeah. I’ve got vacation time to burn before the end of the year. So I’m going to go spew out words until my brain melts. 5k would be nice. I’ll happily take any word I can get though.
So now I leave you with the same thing many other authors of note in the genre circles do when they’re busy, or just ’cause… a picture of my cat.
Blog, meet Mr Pibb. Mr Pibb, the blog.