Happy pre-Thanksgiving, everyone! I’ve been running around like a crazy person buying things for Thanksgiving, and writing like a crazier one. I cracked the Nano 50,000 word goal the day before yesterday, reaching 50,088. Not that I’m quitting for the month – oh, no! In fact, I’ve got a meeting with writing friends tonight. But I’ve got to get my Thanksgiving prep done first.
I’ve made my 80 pages for this round, having done over 200 just for Nano.
Planning has suffered somewhat this month, as I’ve been focused on output alone. I’ve had a weird few scenes centered around a therapist office. My heroine had a breakthrough – and a meltdown. It made me tear up and leak a bit while I was writing it. (Since I was at work at the time, that might have been not so great. Luckily, my students know what I’m like and it doesn’t faze them.) I got a couple of interesting motivations, from the werewolf guardian/secret assassin, so that’s going to be fun to play with. Especially since one of her phone calls is overheard by the heroine’s lover. Talk about it hitting the fan!
Exercise and junk food aversion fell by the wayside for the past week or so. My words were more important than anything, and my lack of kitchen participation showed it. Oh, well.
I’ve got to put a plug in here. Now, before I do, I have to say I’m in no way involved in this company and have not financial or personal interest in it whatsoever. My Nano output has been phenomenal this year. I’ve never done anything close to this in only 19 days. And I have to say that I don’t think I could have done it without using Scrivener. I downloaded their Nano trial version, and it blew me away. It’s now my go-to piece of writing software. I can’t say enough about it. (Getting down from soapbox now.)
Off to go make some applesauce and some cranberry/orange compote.
Have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving. (Isn’t it wonderful – the leftovers mean we won’t have to cook, and we will have time to write more! One more thing to put on the list of things to be thankful for.)