Since the last check-in for A Round of Words in 80 Days, things have been…off for me. I’m not sure exactly what it is, since I usually have such a great enthusiasm and energy for my writing, but these past few days, it’s like my writing wanted to just take a break. I think the stress of the new boss at work is tolling on me a little more than I was letting myself admit, and, hopefully, this funk should clear up within about a week or so. For the most part, I kept up my goals, with a few slips here and there, but nothing too devastating and things I’ll easily make up once I get my groove back. I didn’t even blog for two days in a row, which is unheard of for me, but I just couldn’t think of anything to write. I hate that. At least RoW80 gives me something to break the streak of not having anything to post!
Here’s the breakdown:
Serpent in a Cage: I finally broke the chapter that seemed to be dragging; I know whenever I say that, I’m always optimistic about the next chapter not doing the same, and then it happens again, but we’ll see. This is where the P.O.V. switches and I’m worried about it seeming awkward, clunky, or out of no where, but, really, we won’t know unless I try, so onward and upward! Chapter: Eight. Page Count: 104.
750 Words: I’m still managing to squeeze out 750 words every day, so I’m still in the October challenge. I am not going to give up! A lot of the posts recently have just been a lot of brainstorming; I think today I’ll likely do a brainstorming thread-of-consciousness for the NaNo writing, though I really should try to finish “I Bombed Korea.”
Novel in 6 Months: I have just been pecking at this like a hen. I’m kind of in a rut because I haven’t done a lot of planning for this novel; it’s mostly just been seeing where it’s going, but it’s too the point where I really need to give it some direction. Everything’s been set up, so now things need to happen, and I’m just not sure what. So I just keep starting stuff, seeing if they go anywhere, realizing they they don’t, and setting them aside for days when I’m more inspired. I also haven’t quite been doing 500 words a day on it, but I’m still easily ahead of the game. Page count: 29. Word count: 19,040/80,000.
NaNoWriMo: IS ALMOST HERE. Where did you go October? I remember before not being able to wait for it, and now I’m all, “Give me a few more days!” I still need to go and “officially” sign up on the website, and I think I am going with the sequel to Serpent in a Cage, but I have a few reservations. I’m worried that it won’t be interesting enough! It’s a lot of political intrigue and stuff like that, which I find interesting, but I don’t know if others will expect something completely different, especially coming out of SiaC, but, as I said earlier, never know until you try.
0 to 70 in 69 Days: Ahahahahahaha, yeah, I don’t even know why I still have this as a goal. I’ve started a ton of short stories; I just have the damnedest time trying to finish them! I should try to poke a little more at “Vegetarian Cookbooks.” That one’s got some promise.
The 100 Books Project: Just about finished with another book; it’s dragging at the end, though, and I hate when that happens. I’ll have to pick up a quick-read padding book soon, I think. Books: 46/100.
There you have it. Nothing shining, I’m in a little bit of a rut, but, honestly? Just writing this out has sort of filled me with a little bit of inspiration that’s been missing. I can do better than this. I will do better than this! And hopefully, I can make it around to see how everyone else is doing today and tomorrow. How are your goals working for you? Any NaNo plans? Or heck, even, how was your day? It’s sunny out and hopefully work won’t kill me dead today, but…well, won’t know until I go!