Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time's Whizzin' By

I've been 39 for 4 days and already I can feel the days moving faster! I can't imagine how my life will flash before my eyes when I hit my 70s and 80s!

Been subbin' every day. It'll be so nice to get a paycheck again. Granted I'm so not out of the woods yet, but at least I have a steady job. I still need to focus on finding a permanent position. All in all, I STILL don't regret quitting my other job in June.

Writing- yeah, not so much. I kind of hit a slump last week before my birthday and my CPs "talked me off the ledge." They reminded me that it's okay not to write every day, that I'd just sent off a completed manuscript and that I should feel free to cut myself some slack. So I did. And I have. I spent most of my weekend reading and thinking about my pen name change that will be happening before you know it! (HINT: December)

THEN...I got busy writing again.

BUT...not on the Scottish story. Yes, I love it, the characters and the village, but I'm still caught up in a murderous mood.

So, I allowed myself to truly free-write. And what did I come up with? Not scenes for one of the 3 stories in the series with HIS RELUCTANT PARTNER, nothing for the one I already have close to 100 pages of a rough draft on, and nothing for the one I brainstormed while in Mexico. No, I came up with a BRAND NEW, nameless SUSPENSE. I've got the hero's name, an idea of who he and the heroine are and about 1300 words so far. That's all, but I LOVE it and the words are flowing so I'm thinking this one might have to be my NaNo book.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo, who else is joining the craziness?


Kelly Boyce said...

I am joining the NaNo craziness again this year. I want to pound out a first draft of The Widow Bride. You can find me on the NaNo site under lochbriar.

Lexi said...

Awesome, Kelly! I'm off to put you in my list of NaNo buddies!