A New Beginning – November 13


NaNoWriMo update:  I am just slightly behind the goal at the moment.   I started off very well, getting as much as 3,000 words ahead of the timeline (we call it “the curve” in my family).  Then I had a couple of things get in the way – The Kid got sick for a day, meetings, just general busyness.  The Kid’s day long sick is a problem because she’s sleeping in the room where my computer lives.  By the time I’d gotten through those challenges I had fallen 2,000 words behind the curve.  Since the goal is 50,000 words a 5K swing is a potential problem.

Fortunately, I’ve had several really good days and I’m now within 900 words of the goal as of yesterday.   That’s pretty happy making.

What is starting to worry me is if there is enough of this novel left to make the monthly goal.  The project I’m working on is my novel “The Hidden Race” which I started as a NaNoWriMo project five years ago.  It was my first shot at the concept and I made the 50K word mark.  Unfortunately a variety of issues got in my way over the next couple years and I haven’t completed the book yet.  For the purists out there I will note that I am doing entirely new writing on the project for this year.

But the problem is that I’m closing in on completing the story telling of the novel.  I am filling in gaps here and there and fleshing out places that were a little thin.  Whether or not it will take 30K more words is the question.  In the end finishing the story is more important than hitting the NaNoWriMo goal.

So we’ll see.  In the meantime my novel writing is inhibiting my blog post writing!  So many words!

And it feels good.

  • 168 days without a (proven)rude Virginian.
  • Fall has finally arrived in RVA.  The colors are not as vibrant as WNY/WPA.  At the same time the colors have been beautiful.  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  One of the qualities we were looking for in a place to live is that it have four seasons.  Great to see my favorite in our new home.
  • Still on a break from all the run go look see do.  Which is fine because my job is getting busier, more youth events and things to attend.  Which is cool.  Looking ahead to whatever the next big event will be though.  It’s another part of what makes living here so great.

It’s a new beginning.


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