The end of the year is nigh!!
Seriously, what is happening with the world? October is already over, NaNoWriMo is literally lurking right around the corner and then comes the beautiful glittery catastrophe that is December. What? Then it’s over? No more 2017?
WHAT IS GOING ON???
Okay, it’s fine. I’m not panicking. Are you panicking. WHOSE PANICKING???
Let’s take a breath. Aside from the fact that October is GONE, that also means I can check in on my Monthly Book Draft Challenge! I had a bit of a major crash last month, but with NaNo coming up I knew I needed to pull myself out of my slump. Let’s see if I was successful.
Ocean’s Daughter: 0k
Alrighty! Since Fairytale and Gingerbread are officially complete, I’ve decided to stop counting them on my chart, at least until I get to editing them next year. So that leaves Ocean’s Daughter and Spellbound! Yes! I officially started working on Spellbound this month! While 12k isn’t my most impressive output, I’m actually sort of shocked by it. To be honest, it sort of feels like I’ve been working on Ocean’s Daughter for forever, and never making any progress. Then for one month I work on Spellbound and I already have over half its word count? Huh. Something’s not adding up.
Maybe I’m being too harsh on Ocean’s Daughter. I feel like I’m constantly fighting it, and…why? Obviously I loved it enough to completely restart it a few months ago, so what’s the real problem here? I might have to dig a little deeper on this one, but in any case, I’m extremely excited that I began working on Spellbound! It not only allows me to revisit some of my favorite characters from Fairytale, but it’s also an opportunity to work through some things that are very personal to me.
So what happened this month?
- Although I technically moved house last month, it’s been a long process. Like…a long process. Turns out the house has quite a few problems we hadn’t anticipated, and it put a huge roadblock in our transition of actually moving in. The chaos and stress of working through these obstacles put a huge damper on my writing enthusiasm.
- My dogs both got sick. I know, I’m an awful, awful furbaby mother. Because of the issues with the house, my two girls had been staying at my mothers house and getting into all sorts of things. Turns out, just because dogs can eat oranges, doesn’t mean they should.
- Halloweeeeeeeeen. It’s coming. It’s here. Omg.
Wow. I think I just sprouted about twenty-seven gray hairs. Eesh. Alright November, bring it on.
Did you have a spooky October? Are you all ready and prepared for NaNoWriMo? ARE YOU PANICKING YET?!?