Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NaNoWriMo begins tonight!

NaNoWriMo starts tonight!  I was originally planning on attending the kickoff party, but now I'm not sure if I will.  I've been fighting off a cold and feeling rather tired all week, and considering I have to get up early tomorrow morning, I'm not sure if staying out until 2pm tonight is really a good idea.  I do plan to start writing from home at the stroke of midnight, however; I'll put in 30 minutes or an hour, and get that head start on my word count before I go to bed.

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back from Chicago

Last week my husband and I went to Chicago.  We took the train there and back, which meant one night on the train each way, and three nights actually in Chicago.  Our primary reason for going was so that I could see the city, which I'd never seen before -- I figured if I'm going to be writing about it, I ought to at least see it!

While we were there, we rode the el, visited a couple of former speakeasies, took the architectural boat tour and rode the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, and went to the Field Museum.  We also walked around the Loop and a few other areas, and I chose a neighborhood for Ruby's and Genevieve's apartment.

It was a busy but fun three days, and while in Chicago I was very excited about incorporating some of my new experiences into my novels when I got back.  Right now I'm feeling a bit of post-vacation laziness, but I know I will find the motivation to start work on my novel tomorrow night at the NaNoWriMo kickoff party!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's almost NaNoWriMo time again!

I haven't updated this blog in a while, but I've still been working on my novels.  I did a round of minor revisions to Pandora's Box in June and July, and marked the novel for where I want to add or do major rewrites of scenes.  And in August, I wrote the first half of Book 2, thanks to Camp NaNoWriMo.

(On my books page, I've added the cover for Book 2, but I think I will be changing the title, which is currently shown as Ruby Ransome and Prometheus's Flame.  As I write the novel, it's taking a slightly different course than I expected, and I think the plot elements that go along with the "Prometheus's Flame" bit will have to be shifted back to Book 3.  So for now, I am simply calling the novel Book 2.)

The plan for NaNoWriMo next month is to finish Book 2 -- I have just over 50k right now, and I feel like I'm halfway-ish, so hopefully I'll be able to put in another 50k during November.  But if not, I am planning on writing some of the scenes I am adding to the first book and using those as word count in November.

And in the meantime, I have a little additional research and planning to do!