It’s a cool morning here, rainy with the occasional rumble of thunder sounding so lightly that sometimes I wonder if I just imagined it. I’m getting some writing done this morning. At the moment, I’m working on a scene in Stone Passions II. I like the heroine. Everything about this culture and community are new to her which makes it fun to introduce things.
It’s good to get back to writing. October was horrible to my total word count. Everything seemed to conspire against me getting back on track.
What October was really good for though was ideas. I found ideas for at least three new books and fleshed out a little on others. They’re written down and waiting for further exploration when I get to them.
I thought about doing NaNo again to kick my word count back into gear. I loved doing NaNo last year. I got far enough ahead that I was able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday without worrying about rushing back to the computer.
I thought I could probably do that again. I already had a story plotted out. (Penny, by the way, would be the story I refer to here.) Then I sat down and looked at what I wanted to accomplish in the month. Revision of a couple things features heavily on that list. I definitely want to finish (A Cougar’s Mates) Leslie’s story soon. There are couple of other things there such as reconstructing and keeping up with a title list so that I don’t have two unrelated books coming out with similar titles (again and in a close time period no less), but one of the most important notations on my list is to get back into a routine.
NaNo was great at getting me writing and focused solely on building that total word count. Although word count is a priority, the other things are also. So, no NaNo for me this year. Yes, I do kind of already miss the hectic rush of it, but instead of focusing on one story, I can move back and forth between my WIP as I normally do. And get those other important things done and maybe some pleasure reading as well.
Getting back into a routine has never been easy for me. I want to build a schedule where I can write early and wind down for the day with revisions. (Although revisions can sometimes be as intense as producing new words on a WIP.) So with luck and pushing past the resistance I’ve been feeling lately, I can get my schedule on track and working for me.