“It’s the end of Octover. It’s almost Halloween.” That’s what I’ve been hearing for about the last week or so. And this morning, “It’s the last day of Octover. It’s Halloween!” Love the excitement of a five-year-old. I sent my little witch(not a scary witch, she’s a nice witch – her words) off to school this morning for her Halloween parade and trick-or-treating through the school. And she’ll get to go out again tonight with her brother, the puppy.
As for my progress this week:
Not too great on this front, but I am making progress. I’m not sure why, but I can’t seem to get my head into this story recently. I was so excited to start writing it, but that excitement has worn off. Maybe I need to take a little break from it. I’ll still be working on it during November probably, but only after I get my words in for my NaNo project. So far this week, I’ve added 2843 words. So, that’s not too bad, I guess.
In October, I wrote 20,584 words on my WiP writing on 24 days. So that’s about 77% of the month were writing days. And I wrote a daily average of 858 words on the days I did write with an average of 664 overall for the month. It’s not as much as I’d wanted to write, I had wanted to add 30,000 words, or at least get to 40,000 words total. I’m at just over 33,000 words though. So, not as much progress as I’d like, but it’s not terrible either.
This is done. I got all my scene cards made out and everything set up in Scrivener. I only have 33 scenes right now, but I know I will add more as I write. It seems to work better for me to have the basic structure outlined with some wiggle room in there for it to change direction a bit. I just need to get my spreadsheet set up to keep track of word count, and I’ll be ready to write. And actually I can start writing without the spreadsheet fully ready, so I’m as ready for November as I can be.
I didn’t post on Monday, but I did get a knitting post up yesterday.
Finished reading Damnation Marked on Monday. Started Uncontrollable yesterday but am only about 10% through it. I remember having trouble getting into the first one at the beginning to. So, I’ll give it a little longer.
Worked out on Monday and that’s been it so far this week. Was doing good tracking calories until Monday afternoon, which always seems to be when I slack off on it. Didn’t keep track of anything today either. I’ve lost motivation for anything in this category. I’m pretty sure I know the reason and it will be better by next week. Until then, I’ll try to stay on track even if I don’t keep track of everything.
Tomorrow is November, which means the start of writing like a maniac month. Hoping I can focus and pull it off again. Managed it last year even with my birthday(next Monday if anyone want to celebrate with me) and Thanksgiving during this crazy month. Good luck to anyone else attempting NaNoWriMo this year!
*Yes, I know I misspelled October at the beginning of the post, but that is how my daughter pronounces it. 🙂