Well, it’s Wednesday and time to check in with my Round of Words in 80 Days goals. Round 1 ends in 3 weeks on March 26th. By then I was to have added 30,000 words to my novel. According to my calculations I’ve only managed about 7,000 at this point which is not even half of what I wrote in the month of November for NaNoWriMo.
But I’ll tell you something. I need to walk away from this WIP for a while. It’s kind of fallen by the wayside and to be honest, I’m bored with it. That’s not to say I won’t finish it but I need a break. I need to get that distance so that I can see it clearly again. So, I’ve started a new project. It will be a short story of a completely different genre and I’m excited about it. It has been swimming around in my head for a while so why not have some fun with it now?
Happily, after a few weeks of upheaval with the new job and trying to see how all the parts of my life would fit around the 9-5, I’ve settled into a routine that not only allows me to write but to exercise as well (something sorely needed after a long cold winter of hibernating). I’m enjoying my job. Lots of learning and new challenges but I find that refreshing. It’s nice to feel you have a purpose.
Until next time…have you tried mint tea? It’s really good. I recommend it. 🙂