- sock making
- ginger beer making (and bottling)
- yogurt making
- sushi creation
- general baking (including a dangerously good sesame-seed brittle that I think has been my undoing)
- book reading (A Darker Shade of Magic, VE Schwab)
- TV-watching (finished season 3 of Downton Abbey)
- travel (a trip up to Taupo over the school holidays)
- Actual socialising with real people
Shocking, I know. And now I am trying to slowly put the lid back down on all of these very fun activities that need to take a backseat to the writing of words, it is proving to be rather difficult.
This always happens to me. I am a person of many interests, and it is usually not long before I get distracted. The word count card of September did amazing things to keep me on track, and I think I will be starting another for November.
No, I’m not going to do NaNoWriMo. I successfully “completed” years 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, with pieces that I still look at with a sense of awe and dread. Yes, I think I have proven to myself that I can push through something and get the words down on the page. But I’m not sure if writing 1,667 words per day really allows me to ferment/percolate the way I have been with my current book/novel/thing.
Then again…a 50k injection might be just what I need right now. Currently at 39,428 words. Oh help, just when I’d decided I wouldn’t. Maybe…?