Falling Into Fall

As has become my mantra – It’s been a bit busy as of late.

So, uh, yeah, sorry about the lack of updates.

Work is still doing it’s bit and I’m still doing my bit.  Vacation did a lot to help and even though that relaxation has worn off, I’m not yet to the stage where I was prior to leaving.  So that’s a positive.  Another positive is that my bronchitis is gone.  I still have some coughing left but that gets better every day and should be gone by the end of the week, I suspect.  And I should know sometime in the next week or so if these hectic months of work are winding down to a close or if they are going to carry on.

Looking over at the writing front, progress has been made in creeps an crawls.  On Carrionhove, it’s been on the large scale – figuring out large plot points key to the story, shaking out a few things loose here and there, and so forth.  I’m getting about a chapter done per week which is fine right now.  I’ve also taken a crack at a query letter for Asymonte and I’ve gotten feedback on that.  So the words are coming.  Slowly, but they are there.

One thing that has become painfully evident to me is that my former habit of writing in the evening isn’t going to work anymore.  Work and life are taking too much out of me and when that happens, writing doesn’t.  So my habits are going to change.

A lot of people have suggested writing in the morning before work and real life can intrude.  A friend also suggested a short workout beforehand to get the blood flowing and to wake up (especially since I don’t partake in the nectar of the coffee bean).   Then, when I was discussing all this with Steph, she went and challenged me to do NaNoWriMo in November to kick start things.  I’ve done it at least twice before (maybe three times, I block some of it out) and I can’t deny that it gets you writing.  So that’s good … on the surface.  In reality, I suspect that’ll go something like this …


Typical Reaction to NaNoWriMo
Typical Reaction to NaNoWriMo