I wrote about 15k words and got about 10k in notes done before holiday projects for the day job struck me down like an avalanche. It certainly felt like an avalanche. Note to self: people who do online retailer support for a living can’t do much else in November.
So yeah, I don’t think I’ll do Nano again. I’ll do Camps but not the actual November thing. Setting myself up for failure is not a hobby.
The things I did get out of it? I found out an alarming number of writers in Louisville also figure skate. As a former competitive skater myself, this felt like an extremely bizarre coincidence. I found the Zaba Cafe, a lovely place to write and actually wrote in a coffee shop. Had never done that.
And I think I’m outlining a little. Don’t tell the Longsuffering Editrix®, I don’t want to get her hopes up.
Right now it looks a bit like this:
Dane meets theo -quest
Bronwyn in the city waiting for tabor -tournament-plot
Dane/bell/theo go to town get attacked by afanc
Dane goes to draig
Dane goes to fells
Dane goes to forge
Gisle enters tournament
Master Terre fights
Dane goes to Merrow
Pryf begin their revolt
Dane goes to Fens
Trystan stops the plague
Strategy – stones game or big chess board?
Dane goes to ynadon
Test of character
*too big a spoiler for me to put on my blog so we’re editing it out*
Dane goes to Equis
hey now. I gotta start somewhere. It’s a beginning.
So I’m calling it a success but not a win.
I think I’m despairing and discouraged and more than a little overwhelmed by life. I hope things get a little less taxing.