(As I type, I'm listening to Taylor Swift's new album and in awe at how awesome it is.)
I originally said I would do 150k for NaNo. But...I realized as I lay sleepless in bed one day...if I focus on getting 150k, two things will go down the drain:
2. My inkpop novel.
And neither of the two above things I can afford to go down the drain for NaNo. I mean, it's known to ruin any book you try to write for it. But you can't willingly let it get to the point where it ruins everything else (though it just might anyway.) So I'm going to aim low...er. Lower. 100k is still a challenge...and I'm still pretty sure I'll reach it quickly, so if that happens, then I'll add the extra 50k to it.
With the two novels I'm planning, I'm sure I'll get to 150k anyway. If things go right. But I'm not going to plan to fail the rest of life. Haha.
THE BIG PROJECT is still materializing out of thin air. I'm finding sources where I'll get personal stories and other things I can base my story off of. Research...fun. :/ But in this case, I'm sure it will be, once I actually find the right things to read. Right now what I'm disliking is finding the things to read. Raaawr. Anyway. Once NaNo ends, I'll start reading more seriously. If you find any websites or books that might be helpful to me, let me know!
December I'll have a lot going on:
-Editing The Shadow. Perfecting it. Getting it bound and giving copies to friends. Letting friends I trust read it.
-Editing Winter of Wishes so that it'll be in a semi-decent state before it goes on inkpop, probably on January.
-Reading up for my historical fiction novel.
-Researching for publication. I still intend to use my Writer's Market book for something.
I'm thinking of starting another blog so I can update as I make progress on my research. That way I can try and make educational blog posts. It'll be a fun project to work on while I'm researching for a project. :) I'm still considering it, though, seeing as I don't do well when posting under pressure. I'll see how well I do with research. XD
Oh! Something else I could try and do for my historical novel...write HF short stories. I'm excited about that idea, too. Poems, as well. But it all comes back down to the research. So I have to really get started on that soon.
That's about all I can think of now. Oh, also---I'm trying really hard to get Autumn of Secrets into the 100's. Before NaNo. Let's see if I have any luck!