Mid-Oct check-in…

 Erk! See, this is what happens when you take a break. The writing goes out the window, and you should see what’s been creeping in:

  • 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
  • Exercising

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…?

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