Saturday, October 31, 2009

BOO! or Boo...

BOO and Happy Halloween bloggers, writers and readers!

I'm finally writing the end chapter to my current wip. I knew roughly what would happen and how I needed to end the story of Clara and Luc (the book doesn't have a title yet) but it wasn't until my walk this morning that the details became clear.
My conclusion - active body=active brain cells!
Once I write The End, I'll go back to the beginning and smooth over the messy bits, add more flavor, tie up any dangly bits and begin the dreaded synopsis so I can begin the query process.

I was hoping to finish this book weeks ago but two weeks of sick kidlets threw a serious wrench in my creative process. My boys are needy (and that's putting it kindly) when they're feeling icky (*cough* much like their father *cough-cough*) but that's okay... it's part of the job description. BUT - and this is where I actually get to the point - the messed up time-line makes it impossible for me to do NaNo. And maybe that's a good thing. Maybe next year, when Sweetness (aka youngest son) starts school full-time and I'll have hours to spend at the computer rather than minutes -- and I'll feel less guilt. (thanks for that mom)

Are you NaNo-ing? How do you juggle it all? What sort of schedule will you adhere to (if at all) and what are you writing?


Leah Braemel said...

I have signed up to NaNo again this year. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it or not. I really want to get a ton done on the next installment of the Hauberk series, but I have an unrelated WIP that I want to finish editing as well.

We'll see ...

And yes, sick kidlets can definitely throw a wrench in the creative process. So glad you didn't get it.

As for more time when Sweetness starts school - don't plan on it, LOL. I thought there'd be more hours, but there always seems to be something come up to pull you away.

Thomma Lyn said...

Congratulations on finishing your WIP! WOO HOO! And yup, the active body = active brain cells works for me, too. Though I'm NaNoing my butt off, I'm hiking on my regular schedule.

I'm glad your kiddos are feeling better. And as far as a NaNo schedule -- don't really have one. On quieter days, I'll write my arse off; on busier days, I'll fit the writing in anywhere it will go. :)

H & P!