Monday, November 5, 2012

Checking in

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I see of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

The power is back on at home after 4 days... which was not a long time, relatively speaking... but was also an eternity. Thank gods for a public library with power for charging communication devices. And thank gods for heat and running water, two things that the power unexpectedly steals away when it goes, and that I'm very happy to have back. I finish two books and read two others while the power was out. I'm nowhere near caught up on my reading list, but I feel like I made a significant contribution.

I'm sitting in a Peets Coffee in Davis, California, today. I have missed California so very much since we moved to the East Coast two years ago. I'm so happy to be back! 

I'm so happy to be writing while I'm here, too. NaNo is going pretty well for me while I'm travelling which is... unexpected. I figured I'd be floundering and way behind, but my friends here are very supportive and I've been able (with Write or Die to help me manage my time) to keep my word count rising pretty consistently. Woot!

The plot is coming along mostly as expected, as well. I haven't had too many surprises yet, but I'm prepared for them because I'm coming to the end of what I'd planned to... minus the ending. I'm still not entirely sure what genre I'm writing in... I mean, fantasy fiction with shape shifters... but I don't know if it's an adventure or a romance or YA or what! It's sort of a mystery to me. But definitely NOT a mystery.

I love NaNo! So frenetic and muddled and adventurous.

How is everyone else doing so far? If you're not doing NaNo, what other projects are you working on?


  1. I'm lamenting that I'm 10,000 words in and nothing has blown up yet. Ah, well, NaNo giveth (word count at least) and NaNo taketh away (the fun bits).

  2. Not doing NaNo this year :( First year I haven't since I started really WRITING. I've mostly been working on a final read-through before I publish *shudders*. I'm super nervous! Oh, and I love that "Remember Remember the Fifth of November" poem! I watched this movie called "V" or something, and it had Natalie Portman in it… I forgot what it was called but it was really good and it referred to that poem a lot.

    Have a nice day!

    1. V for Vendetta was most definitely about Guy Fawkes day. It was a great movie!

  3. Am I next in line for the Libba Bray book?


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