I completely failed to blog last month. Mostly because I wasn't writing anything, at all, and it sucked, but also because I couldn't remember the last time I wrote a blog post, and I'm far too lazy to actually go to my blog and check when my last post was written. Unless I'm procrastinating. Which I tend to do when I'm writing. Like I am right now.
Life got a little nuts there for a while. We've been working on some big house renovations. My room is now a different color, with a different ceiling fan, hard wood floors instead of carpet, with a new door still on order. Our kitchen, once cursed with hideous blue industrial carpet, is now a lovely wood laminate, the wall paper gone and the walls painted green. The shit brown living room carpet, with holes chewed in it by the dogs, and the furrier strips poking through in the heavily trafficked hallway is gone. Now it's green. The popcorn ceiling in the hallway is gone. The wallpaper down.
To be fair, my mom has been the driving force behind the renovations, and the one responsible for doing most of the work. Except my bedroom. I did that. The first time. She painted it the second time (I hated the first color) because I came down sick and she wanted it done as much as I did.
With all the upset in the house, it kind of affected by ability to sit down and write. Though that was more because of what I was writing. Trying to finish the end of The Book That Refused to Die proved to be one of the hardest things I've done. Because I didn't want to mess it up. I was petrified by the idea of getting it wrong and having to rewrite the book. Again.
I am so sick of rewriting Jacky's story. I sincerely hope this is my last time doing that.
Now, though, I'm happily Nanoing away. I'm writing the second book in my YA trilogy, so that I didn't actually lie in my query letter that says book two is in progress. It's now in progress. Ha. See. Not a liar. No ma'am. I even told the truth when I said I had book three plotted.
Sorta. For the most part.
All right. At least I know how the book ends. That's got to count for something.
I'd like to get this book finished this month. NanoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month, for those that don't know) is a great push. And a really nice way to meet other writers and chat about craft. Which doesn't happen much during the rest of the year, for whatever reason.
There. I've blogged. It's time to get back to the novel writing. I can still get some more words written tonight. Or I could call it done and what TV shows via Netflix and knit.
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