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November 1, 2012

Okay.  Nano, day 1  was a bit over 11k.  I can't complain about that number!  I also finished off the newsletter and handled some site stuff.

All in all, a good start to the month.  Let's see how I'm feeling by the 30th.  LOL

November 2, 2012

I've topped 20k today, so doing well!  Unfortunately, we have hit a heating problem tonight, and I've come to realize that I get cold far too easily.  I suspect I'll be in bed early.

But still, writing has gone well for NaNo for two days in a row.  I'm happy.

November 3, 2012

Okay, so things have gone crazy here at home again.  We have a major electrical problem, so I had to quit early last night.  I'm still doing well on the word count, but this is just annoying.  We had someone in this morning (Saturday!) to look at it.  He's done patch work and will come back to do the rest on Tuesday.


November 4, 2012

And things got worse.  About 2 this morning I realized that Edmond couldn't stand up.  By 3 we had called a vet and then basically kept awake with him all night.  He went to the Vet (Sunday) early this morning, and he thinks it's an abscess on his ankle joint.  Poor little guy.  He had shots and stuff and his back home, mostly sleeping all day.

I'm beat.  I hope to get about 3k today, but I know I'm not going to do more than that.

November 5, 2012

Did better today but I'm really having trouble just getting back into the writing.  It doesn't help that I leap up to check on Edmond every ten minutes or so.

But I am getting stuff done.  I just need to push harder.

November 6, 2012

Today should be a better day.  So far, I can't say it really is.  I've managed to write close to 1500 words, so that's a good start, but I need to do much better than this if I want to get this novel done by the end of the month, let alone a second one.

This should have been a better start for me.  I think I need to just rethink this and get a better attitude going again.



November 7, 2012

I had a pretty good writing day!  Finally, I feel as though I am getting back into the swing of the work.

Of course, now I really, really need to get the DAZ newsletter done.

But anyway . . . .

I also started a small side projected called While the Queen Sleeps.  No outline. Three characters.  A hint of what's going on.

Oh yeah, this is going to be interesting.

November 8, 2012

Newsletter is pretty much done.  I'm just waiting on one little thing and I'll be finished for a while.

Edmond has a bad cold now and he's still not walking properly.  He'll be going to the vet this weekend, poor little guy.

But the writing has gone well, and I'm going to hit 50k on the Devlin book, so things are going well.

November 9, 2012

Writing is going reasonably well, though not as good as I would have liked.  I need to find a way to really  push harder. 

I am getting some nice ideas for the new novel, though.  Did I mention buying a set of Tarot cards and using them to spark new ideas?  Not sure how well this is going to work, but right now . . . yeah, it's kind of fun.

Let's just hope it gets me words.

November 10, 2012

I went to the zoo today!  Yay!  Yeah, it screwed up my writing, but I don't care!  I went to the zoo, had a fun time, had dinner with Russ, ran into a massive storm on the way home, and then got here and started writing and still ended up around 3k.

Can't complain about any of that!




November 11, 2012

Hello.  Welcome to winter.

Gah.  It's cold.  Far too cold today, and no snow last night.  Things are icy.

I'm holding up at my computer and getting work done.  That seems to be going better than I would have expected, in fact.  I might start making some good word counts if I can just focus.  I'm getting close to done with the first Devlin novel, too.  So over all, things are looking good.

But cold.




November 12, 2012

I had something written here but it disappeared.   I'll blame the cats!



November 13, 2012

A good writing day!  Yay!  Over 14K!!!!!!!!

It's  about time I had a good writing day on this stuff!

November 14, 2012

Day 2 of the writing splurge.  Over 10k today plus work stuff.  This is going very well, really.



November 15, 2012

Day 3 of good writing.  I'm wrote another 8 today and finally moved over the 100k mark for the month.  This has been a very annoying, difficult month for writing, but I am starting to get some good work out of it.  I hope I can get a few more days like this and keep knocking down the total words per day to get the overall numbers I want.  200K?  We'll see how the next week goes.



November 16, 2012

A little bit of a slow down, but not all bad.  I'm still doing well enough though I have definitely had more fun on NaNo than I have had this year.  Still, I can't complain too much.  I don't know where I'm going to end up at the end of the month for word count, but I'm doing okay.

November 17, 2012

I wish Edmond would get better.  I'm worried about the poor little guy, which is not helping my word count or my state of mind.  I'm still working, though, and I'll get there.  Just wish I could make this a bit more fun this year.

November 18, 2012

Oh yeah, a real slow down today.  That's all right.  Russ and I went for a nice ride.  We watched half a movie it was fun, in fact, and put me in a better mood.  (Music and Lyrics)

What else?  I don't know what I'm going to do when I get done with Wolf Pack.  I do have the other novel stared and I plan to write on it, but I have no outline and I don't know what I'm going to do.  I have Tarot cards and they're going to help me pick my way through this.

I predict a real slow down in word count.

November 19, 2012

Yeah, slower still today.  But on the good news, I watched Edmond actually use his leg a couple times today!  Yay!  And we got the electricity fixed in the house.  That's going to be a HUGE help this winter.

Just wish I could come up with some better attitude somewhere along the line!


November 20, 2012

Another odd day. Cable guy working on that.  Father stopped by for a visit.  I think this is the month where I'm going to get writing done despite everything around me.

I am up to 6k already, so I'm doing well.  Also, Edmond is very nearly really walking again.  Buffy has been not well, but I think she's getting better too.

Me?  I'm exhausted.  I need one good nights sleep again.

I might try for words tonight instead.


November 21, 2012

I finished the second Devlin book!  Yay!  up to 145k or so.  That's not bad for such a screwy month!

I'm working on the fantasy book now.  We'll see how far I get with it.

Glad to have the two Devlin novels done, though.

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving!  Russ is home!  Turkey cooking and we're going to just laze around and have fun today.

Well, except I need to work on the newsletter.  LOL

And write.

November 23, 2012

The third book has gone over 10k which is really pretty good, all things considered.  I don't think I'll get all the way to 50k on it, but I'm still happy with what I have at the moment.

November 24, 2012

We went up to South Dakota today to visit with Joe and Wally.  That was nice, but yeah . . . virtually no words and they aren't coming at the moment.  Gah.

November 25, 2012

No matter how hard I work, I seem to keep falling behind.  Hours and hours at the computer and I can't get caught up.  Hmmm.  I think it time to rethink my goals again.  I keep pushing for 200k.  I don't want to work that hard.

November 26, 2012

I am officially going for 175k.  This is such a relief that I'm in a much better mood now.  I know I shouldn't have kept pushing towards 200k, but in some ways that worked.  It put me very close to the 175k and I can really relax over the last few days of the month.

So, we have calm.  Edmond is walking better.  Russ has an apartment in Omaha and will be staying there soon for a few days out of the week.  We'll miss having him around, but better that then risking the roads when it turns bad.

I just hope it doesn't get too cold this winter.

November 27, 2012

Getting closer to the end.  It's about time!  This has been a long month for many reasons.

At least the weather isn't too bad, though!  Yay for that. And the new novel is really kind of interesting.

But still . . . .  Glad to see the end of the month sneaking up on us.

November 28, 2012

I thought I was going to reach 175k today, but it didn't happen.  it's like something is just holding me back.  I think it might be exhaustion.  That and a cold and back problems.

But I am getting there.

November 29, 2012

175K!  I did it!  The new novel is over 30k now and I won't have much trouble finishing it in December.  Or at least I hope note!

I pulled together a bunch of Teddy Bear stories tonight.  I might put that together for a release in December.  Should be fun!

And that's it.  Really.  I'm very tired tonight.

November 30, 2012

The End is here!

I'm over 175k and I think I'm just going to stop for the rest of the night.  I feel like I'm forcing the words out right now, and I don't think I need to worry about it.

NaNo 2012 is pretty much done and I survived, despite the madness of this month.