I made my first batch of mead a few days ago! I’m excited about it. It’ll be ready in 6 months (though I can wait longer than that, I’m too impatient to do so).
As far as NaNoWriMo goes, I’m at 32,000 words. I did have a nice lead with my word count in the first week, but the past few days my writing has come to a standstill, mostly out of laziness. But thinking about the fact that I only have 18,000 to go until I “win” is motivating for me. 18,000 is nothing! I’m already 64% of the way to 50k! So, today I’m going to hunker down and write, write, write.
I have an on again/off again relationship with running. I ran for the first time in a while on Sunday, so today I’m going to run again, and I’m actually looking forward to it! I’m just waiting for it to warm up first outside. I’m going to try to have a nice productive day and get my running done and my writing done.
Tonight ends week one of NaNoWriMo, and I must say it has gone quite swimmingly. In other words, I have been kicking ass and taking names! My word count as of right now stands at 19,565 words, and I plan to top 20,000 before I go to bed later. The bare minimum I should have had by today, if I were doing the minimum of 1,667 words per day, is 11,666. So I’ve got a nice little 7,899 word lead over the minimum count. It’s nice to have a buffer there just in case I can’t write a couple of days this month, for whatever reason.
And I even developed a cold a few days ago. Totally stuffed up, but it hasn’t slowed me down.
In my last post, I said I was going to take this lightly and have fun with it, but I decided not to do that, after all. I’m writing sword-and-sorcery, but the story is “serious” and I’m not just writing whatever I want in there. I’m really loving it so far, and I’m absolutely having fun writing it even though it turned out to be a “real” story and not just a free-for-all. I love reading sword-and-sorcery, and so I’m doing my best to create my own contribution to the genre. And at the head of that contribution is my own warrior woman, the fearless Ethraton!
It’s been a long time! I’m seriously bad at keeping up with blogs or other forms of social media. I’m delving into an I Don’t Give A Fuck philosophy to help battle my stupid social anxiety (that even extends to my blogging habits sometimes, hence why I always have trouble keeping up with them!). Part of my new IDGAF outlook on life is my approach to NaNoWriMo 2013: I am going to write a fantasy adventure that embraces whatever looked-down-upon trope I want to include. Tolkienesque fellowship? Yep. An all powerful magical artifact and an enemy bent on conquering the world? YEP! Because IDGAF! This is just going to be for fun, and at the end of it, when I hopefully have 50,000 words of literary vomit, I’m going to print it out and then burn it. It will be a wonderful exercise in not giving any fucks. And I am definitely looking forward to it.