I'm not ready for it to be the end of October, Lurkdom. I'm not prepared. At the day job, our department is relocating on Friday to a different floor and I haven't begun the desk packing process. NaNoWriMo is in a week and I'm not done planning. Hubby's having one of those milestone birthdays in about 33 days and I still haven't planned a single thing for it.
Actually, it's almost like I'm in a version of tech week for a play. The lighting still isn't 100% solid and half the cast is missing their costumes, but come opening night everything magically is ready.
How I Did Last Week
My Goal(s) For This Week
- Send out SFLN to the two agents I promised it to.
- Complete my plotting and preplanning for The SNI.
- Stretch goal--> Exercise.
Biggest Challenge I Faced This WeekTime. Motivation. The day job.
I'm not remotely joking about that. In a few spare minutes at the day job last Monday, I drafted a list of things that need to be done by Halloween. It's a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.
Something I Love About My WIPThe challenge of worldbuilding. When you're writing anything, you need to know the world your characters live in. This is especially true when you write anything that falls within speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, etc.) because of things like magic systems or dragons or time travel. I need to know enough about my world to be able to draft yet still leave room for discovery while I'm drafting. Because the surprises are the best part of the drafting stage.
Random Factoid From the WeekThe Japanese take their bowing seriously. Not only do kids learn at an early age how to correctly bow, but companies also have trainings on how to bow.
How's your fall going? Getting lots of stuff done? Share below and then stop by Pam and Quita's blog!