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October 1, 2018

Here we are, the last month before NaNo.

I have two outlines I need to get done and a third one I would like to finish.  Really, they are all I have to work on this month.  The two have fought me all the way here, though.  All I want is to prepare for a nice NaNo this year.  I can do this, right?

Ugh.  And if Pre-NaNo is this bad, what about NaNo?

Turkey Vultures

October 2, 2018

Went out to dinner tonight, but the place was very, very loud.  I realized how much I dislike loud these days.  My house is quiet.  I like that.

Talked a bit about what I'm trying to get done this month.  I really feel like I can pull the outlines together if I can just see some plan of where to go.  Ack.  Running out of time!


October 3, 2018

I am really, truly enjoying the photography classes from Great Courses.  Wow, what fun.  Fundamentals of Photography.  You would think I'd be past this, right?  But I'm not.  There are so many little things to learn -- and also to reinforce and know that I'm doing well.

Anyway, I'm enjoying it.  Also the Latin.  I keep skipping days on both of them, but that's only because I'm trying to get ready for NaNo and by the time I step away from that, my mind is gone and it's late.

But they're both fun.

Red Moon

October 4, 2018

The trees are changing colors.  I hope we don't get the kind of weather that just rips the leaves off before I can get a thousand pictures or so.

Still working on outlines.  Also getting the 2YN class up on FB and the next section of Connor of Northgate up on my blog.  I need to start thinking about getting both of those worked ahead so I don't have to think about them in November.  Should be easy enough to do.

I am pretty certain this is the last time I'm offering 2YN anywhere but in books.  The books will all be updated, too.  So, there we go.

Zaphod and Books

October 5, 2018

We took a swing past Danish Alps tonight.  It was gray and misty and not a lot around, but it was pretty.  The weather just seems unnaturally cool and wet for this early in October.  I hope things get a bit warmer again.  I feel like we're being pushed into our houses a bit early.

The Raventower 3 outline is going very well.  I'm really happy with it so far.  Still having trouble looking at that ending -- but still, getting there.

House Sparrows

October 6, 2018

Today we went to Stone State Park.

The leaves were changing, it was early enough in the day to see things, and it was lovely!  It was funny to see how many high school girls were there doing pictures for homecoming.

Really, a very nice day for a ride.  It might be the only autumn day we get at the rate the weather is going.


October 7, 2018

Still working on the outline.  Also doing the edits on the first Devlin novel.  Things seem to be going together well.

Should I trust it?

I would like to have a nice NaNo this year.  Just fun, getting a novel or two done, enjoy it.  I need to get some of my NaNo things from the other house.  I need to make a list.  Yes, yes, that will help.  Let's be ready!

Herons and cormorants

October 8, 2018

The Raventower 3 outline is DONE!

Wow.  I didn't expect it to go this well.  Now if I can get the Super outline to move along as fast, I'll have plenty of time to work on at least the first half of Shadows of Cairo outline.

Okay, this is good.  I'm ready for NaNo with one outline, no matter what this year.  We can do this!  Yay!


October 9, 2018

Rain, rain.  Lots of rain and more rain.  It's amazing the rain we're having lately.  Sunlight?  It would blind us at this point.

Also, kind of cold.  Damp.  I don't want a cold. 

Super outline is going along fine.  I need a better idea of where to end it, but right now doing okay.

Sleepy Zaphod

October 10, 2018

We went up to South Dakota today to visit.  And on the way we saw -- clouds.  But clouds with some of that blue stuff around them.  And a rainbow!  And really lovely stuff at Gavin's Point Dam.

Got home late.  Still got writing done.  So far things are looking good.


October 11, 2018

Cozy little day in the house.

They're talking about snow this weekend.  Not much.  But still.  Snow.

Just think I'll throw myself back into my pretend world for a while.


October 12, 2018

Rain.  Maybe snow Saturday night/Sunday morning.  Dark, gray -- this isn't winter already, is it?  Nah.  Going to have a bit warmer weather next week, but we are getting a hint of it now.

I need to know where I am going with this outline.  It's a bit annoying not to have a path, though bits of the story are still falling together.  If I can have it all done by the 20th, I might still get the last outline going, if not completely finished.

Odd year, really.  Things are working.  I don't trust it.