Well I just got my dishwasher unclogged, so everything else about today should be awesome. Seriously, you just can’t even imagine how awful it is having a non-functional dishwasher, y’all. In the last house ours flat died and there was this funky pipe running in behind it that couldn’t be moved, and it took us a YEAR to find one that would fit. A YEAR. I am a foodie. I cook 3 real meals a day. You just can’t understand how many dishes I dirty in a day. This was, thankfully, just some glop (oatmeal I think) clogging up the hose.
PSA: Remember to rinse your dishes, y’all.
So NaNo begins TOMORROW. I have a scene and a half to go until I get done with Act 3, so I’m planning to try and blast through that today so that I am FREE AND CLEAR to finish Act 4 during November. I clocked 1412 on Sunday, 1688 on Monday, and 1345 yesterday. All quite respectable word counts and well above the norm for me. I need nearly 3k today…
It could happen! Either way, it looks like I’m going to break my record for most words in a month again.
It might take less than 3k if I keep moving forward with bracketed stuff. One of the things I’ve really struggled with in the second half of this book is the world building. I don’t have it clear in my head what they’re seeing of the world itself, so I’ve got brackets hither and yon of stuff I need to fill in. I just haven’t been willing to stop and figure it out and lose my momentum on the actual action. I figure I can do some mapping of Otherworld after the draft is finished when that’s ALL I’m thinking about–then I can go back and layer in those details to enrich the scenes.
I’m just so excited about getting this draft finished! Once it’s done, I’ll do a read through, clean up what’s fast and easy to clean up, then send it on to my betas.
It’s Halloween today. I don’t actually expect to have any trick or treaters. It’s the middle of the week, a church night for a lot of folks, and we don’t live in a neighborhood people just drive through. I’ve got my bucket o’ candy that I won at the costume contest in the event of any unexpected ones. The whole thing is kind of lame. I remember Trick or Treating being SO MUCH FUN when I was a kid, and it seems like people just don’t do it anymore. They take their kids to indoor bazaars or downtown or to some very self contained kind of thing. Which I get is a lot safer, it just makes me sad that we live in a world where we HAVE to do that now.