Well, another month gone, but more than that, another NaNoWriMo complete! Yes, I reached 52k (plus change) on November 21st. The Missing Succubus is well underway, and I'm very pleased so far with how it is unfolding. As has become my habit, I don't have a detailed outline, but I do have a direction, a heading, in lieu of a fully charted course. This seems to work better for me. Wow, it feels really good to be done. If you'll pardon me for a moment, I feel the need for a short exclamation regarding the subject: Hell yeah!
Right, back to the serious nature of this blog. Now, what with teaching three classes and NaNoWriMo, I thought my head was going to explode, but I pulled it off. I even managed to come up with new drafts for my query letter, as well as a preliminary CV to solicit (take from that what you will) myself to other colleges. Oh, and not to mention grading over 30 10-12 page research papers in four days. I really thought my brain would just shut down at some point. If I hadn't finished NaNoWriMo ahead of time, I'm sure it would have.
Since finishing, I have treated myself to tackling two short stories which I was inspired to write, one before November and the other halfway through. I'm going to finish both of them before resuming work on The Missing Succubus. I hope to finish both of them during December. After that I will probably alternate on The Missing Succubus and giving some final tweaks to Blood and Stones that were suggested to me, and maybe even giving Halloween Scourge a once over. But that, of course, is the future.
Here are the charts for November. You'll notice that Thanksgiving Weekend has nothing in terms of writing, and that was by design instead of tryptophan. I needed those days for grading, and gave myself a break because I had already pumped out 50k words in 21 days. Yes, all right, I will accept the title of slacker for that one.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
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