Derailed But Moving Forward

My plans went off track this week because of the monster cold going around.  For once instead of me giving something to my mother, she gave it to me.  We’re trying to figure out where she got it from.  So far the leading contender is the niecelette. After a week of fluids and sleep and trying to ignore the news, I’m finally feeling up to writing again.  And I have a lot of writing to do over the next few months.

My annual Things That Go Bump In The Night posts will begin next week, which doubles as a little research for some story ideas I have. So far I have two written, and am researching the rest. This year I’m focusing on haunted locations.  There will be an exclusive released on Halloween for anyone who is on my email list.

In November, I’ve decided to attempt NaNoWriMo again.  The event is decisive among my writer friends.  Some people point out that as a professional writer, you should be writng daily already.  I’ve also seen the complaint that people finish their NaNo project November 30th and send it to an agent or hit the ‘publish’ button on December 1st. While I agree some people jump the gun and submit or publish before they should, I don’t think that is completely NaNoWriMo’s fault.  Also, different writers have diferent methods.  I find that as much as I want to write every day, it’s not possible.  So an event like NaNoWriMo gives me the motivation to churn out a large amount of words. Wheteher or not those words will be in the final draft is up for debate.

Right now December is open.  It will probably be finishing up the draft I start in November, and figuring out my shedule for 2019.  So far I am convention light for the year, but that may change. There are a few local ones I’m going to check out, but I don’t see any major changes happening until 2020. This isn’t a bad thing, since I have a lot of my writing plate.

And that’s all for this post. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to get back to writing my other things.