Captains log, ROWdate 10-22. We are nearing the NaNo system where two million wordsmiths are poised to invade by imposing 50,000 words each upon an unsuspecting populace…
*grins* Hi there!
Yes, it was a fun week. Whew. Kids, cats and a big helping of NaNo prep on the side. Yesterday, I had the rare opportunity of having the house to myself. Did a little cleaning, a lot of NaNo prep and some research (i.e. I watched TWO movies in peace which never happens: Star Trek (2009) and Red, which is a total freaking funfest).
You’ll notice the kitty pictures I’ve sprinkled through the post. That is our new little girl, Tillian. She is a hyperball of lightning mixed with utter cuteness. It was funny, the first day we had her she was strolling through the house, you know, kitten exploration at Warp 9, leaped up on our fireplace grill, unbalanced it (surprise) and did this cool back flip as it fell. Crash. She sits on her haunches, tilts her head looking at it and then starts cleaning herself as if nothing happened.
Have to love kittens.
Thanks to great advice on Alexandra Sokoloff’s and Larry Brooks (storyfix) blogs I’m getting the outline targeted down to what should be an effective scene and beat sheet by next Sunday. Big thanks to my critique group (Warrior Writers) for helping me smooth out the story concept and find the humanity of the story while I was lost in the minutia of world-building. A good week on this one and I have hours of time blocked out today to move it to the final stage.
Kristen Lamb’s Blogging for Brand is going good and I’m current on all the lessons. My only concern here will be the November half of the class when I’m trying to balance it with NaNo writing. Since I’ve cleared most of my other blog responsibilities for November (by pre-writing posts and such) it shouldn’t be difficult to block out time for it a couple times a week.
All good on the treadmill. Three walks all at increasing speeds, a warmup to full action. Next week I’ll be moving back to where I was in Round 3 (3.5 mph for most of the time with inclines of 2-6 for those that have used treadmills, minus warmup/cool down). Tweeting “#ROW80 Accountability” has worked quite well. Thanks to all of you that tweeted your support, encouragement and had a bit of fun. It is all appreciated *smile*
Well that is all for this week. I hope you had a great week and enjoy the kitten pics.