As of yesterday, I have 23,544 words written this month for NaNo, a very sad number. We will take a moment and sigh over the sadness of that number.
On the bright side, I got copyedits for Book Three back to the editor this morning (on time, I might add). Marked is a great deal better than I had remembered–you guys are going to be thrilled, I think. 🙂
I also got a large amount of writing-business chores done, several promotional tasks with book bloggers and reviewers, planned a potential short story series with a friend, and picked out some lovely gluten-free dairy-free recipes for Thanksgiving which we will cook today. I also taught Sam’s mom how to knit.
Is any of this writing? No, it is not. It is More Things That Are Not Writing, which tend to breed like rabbits in the writing life for no reason that I can see.
(I feel like I need an adorable bunny picture here – any suggestions?)
So. As I go into the last week of NaNo, I have the embarrassing realization that I will likely not finish my 50k by Saturday. I’ve gotten distracted by juggling rabbits. So. New goals.
(1) No more rabbits until December the 1st. This means if you’ve emailed me, folks, apologies, you’ll hear from me Monday. Twitter & Facebook, sorry as well, total blackout.
(2) Ambitious new goal: 10k by Saturday at midnight. Bonus points if I cross 12k. Party at 15k. This still only puts me at 35k to 40k (not a winner) but still rather respectable all the same.
(3) Reprise original goal: draft of Book Four by Christmas. And, since you guys have seemed to enjoy the updates, I’ll continue to check in about once a week with progress. Maybe even a short snippet if you’re nice 🙂
I vow to wave excitedly at the amazing folks who finish on time, and cheer you guys on as I limp to the finish line late.