Friday, October 19, 2012

Mid Month Goals

It's Mid October. And look at this! I'm still alive!

It's like being on top of the world!

I'm still breathing!


With that said, now that I'm almost through the Month of Hell, it's time to start looking forward. National Novel Writing Month is November (that handy little #NaNoWriMo tag you see floating around twitter), and thus before I delve into a new novel, there are some things I feel I must do:

Wait for it....wait for it...

1) Finish editing the memoir. Find a cohesive ending that feels complete to me, and that chapter of my life. Take a deep breath, find a stiff drink, and keep my chin up.

2) Finish editing After Elizabeth, which...has been edited about a million times, but when agents say, "This is what I have a problem with," well, I'm going to listen.

3) Think. Do research. See if any voices start speaking to me. Take notes.

4) Start doing writing prompts to get the juices flowing. I recommend Old Friend from Far Away, and The Pocket Muse 2, and The Writer's Block.

5) Time management. Money management.

But really the big stressers are the editing. The memoir gives me anxiety attacks and insomnia. The novel just makes me feel overwhelmed. But once those are done, FULLY done, I'm ready for #NaNoWriMo

What about you guys? Any last minute things you need to tie up before diving in?


  1. I can't believe it's almost November...the second half of this year has just disappeared for me. Looks like you have some great goals! I won't be doing NaNo this year, but I'll be cheering for everyone! Thanks for the writing prompt recommendations :)

    1. No problem! Those books rock! I also can't believe it's almost November. I feel so behind on life...ugh.

  2. Oh gosh, I keep saying yes, and then no. I'll probably decide the day before. I have a WIP to finish, and yet a new idea I want to get started on. Quandary much?

    Now look what you did! :)

    Is any one ever really ready?

  3. Did you sign up for NaNo on the website? If you do, let me know so I can add you add you as buddy. I'm registered as my name. suziretzlaff. So look me up.

  4. Yep, I'm hoping to finish one more edit round on Doorways, write a query for it as well as a synopsis. :-D


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