Sadly it’s coming up to the end of the NovelPI October challenge (to write 250 words a day – every day). I can’t believe this time last month I was only thinking about it, and that I thought I wouldn’t be able to do it everyday – and yet now I’ve signed up for NaNo. What? Crazy. There have been a few days where it’s been a really challenge to write, but generally it’s been ok. I’ve even managed to write with a hangover a couple of times!
It’s been a really good thing for me to do. I never would have believed I could write so much in such a short length of time – I don’t know my word count for it, but it mus be pushing 20,000 – well over the 7,500 goal. I didn’t even think that I’d have the motivation to write EVERYDAY, but happily I’ve proved myself wrong. There are times I’m happy I’m wrong! Thanks Kait for organising this – it’s been so beneficial to me!
I’m going into hospital on Friday so have no idea if I’ll be able to write then or on Saturday – I’ll give it a go, but can’t promise. I also don’t know how long I’ll be in there, so don’t know if I’ll even be able to start NaNo on Sunday. I really hope I’m out by then – not just for the sake of my writing, also because I don’t want to be there – I think I’ll get better much better at home!
I’ve finished reading the first of my collection of Mills & Boon books. I know they suggest that you read a selection of the different series’ to know which one you’d rather write for, but I know ‘Romance’ is the one for me, without a question. I actually knew when I was in the library looking at them, but after reading this one I know for sure. And my idea for ‘Italian Infatuation’ fits in with it perfectly. I’ve worked out the hero’s internal conflict – I wasn’t sure about it before, but I know it and it’s going to work so well. I’m really excited about starting it now.
My boyfriend said this morning he’s going to start throwing my books away – one per week. It sounds really mean, but I know it’s his way of saying ‘get on and read through that massive stack of books you have’. I can kind of see his point my book shelf is now full and has a growing second layer of books. Oops. Hopefully next week I’ll get loads of reading done. Hopefully he won’t keep to his threat!
I’ve just checked the TV guide for next week. I’ve been hoping that Diagnosis Murder is on (it sometimes is sometimes isn’t). I wasn’t too worried though, cause when it’s not on, Murder She Wrote is. They’re both on! Woo hoo! That’s a couple of hours of trashy TV I’ll be watching a day next week. I’m never going to want to come back to work (I think I know that already!). How sad am I. Happily sad though!!