Not sure what happened in cyber-land. This was supposed to post Friday morning, but when I logged in just now it was still marked as a draft. Sorry for that! So you get 2 posts today.
Tomorrow is the (not quite) monthly meeting of my writing group, the Zen Writing Group. It’s my turn to host, and I’ll get to show off my new apartment. Unfortunately it’s a townhouse, and the bathroom is on the second level. Mary hurt her knee and can’t handle steps, so she’s going to have to skip. It’s a shame, because everyone else will be there, and we were hoping to iron out some details of our second anthology. I’ll just have to call Mary and put her on speakerphone when we get to talking about it.
Most of this week, aside from the 10,000 words in 5 hours challenge, has been completely unproductive in regards to my JulNoWriMo novel. I’ve been worn down and lacking energy. I got back to it last night, though, with a total of 1845 words. Total word count so far: 14,556. That gives me just enough that if I don’t manage to write tonight, I’ll still be on track. (I’m meeting my best friend from high school, who I lost contact with 8 years ago, for dinner and probably margaritas tonight.)
I did get my first homework assignment done for my current online workshop – Sleuth Facts: Real PI Procedures for Your Plots. And I found out that the background I’ve given my main character would never get her a PI license. I like my real world facts to be as accurate as possible. It bugs the heck out of me when I read a novel and see something glaring that would never in a million years happen. Some people are able to overlook stuff like that, but I’m not, so I refuse to overlook it in my own writing. So, I’ll have a bit of reworking to do. Hopefully it won’t be too drastic, but I have to do more research before I know for certain.
I also finally admitted to myself that I’m addicted to Savvy Authors workshops. I signed up for another one today. Where to Begin: Six Surefire Ways to Begin Your Book. Since I’m a member, I get discounts on the workshops. This one, for example, is only $10. Sure, it adds up over time, but I’ve learned a lot from every one so far, making it well worth the money and then some. Next week will be crazy, since this is a 6 day workshop. That means lessons and assignments every day. The last one of those I took was free, and I didn’t keep up with at all. But my week is fairly open, so I’m not as worried about it.
Until next time, happy writing!