Ahh beautiful sunshine

It’s been a lovely weekend, though it’s not yet over (yay for long weekends). Rather than the rain that was predicted to hit this morning it’s still beautiful out there – and it highlights why NaNoWriMo is sometimes a little bit harder for us over on this side of the world! All the sunshine, the nice weather of November… makes me want to be outside, not stuck inside at the computer.

It’s okay though, we will prevail. At least with the laptop now I can take it outside though I’m more inclined to explore the garden with the girls than write when it’s this nice.

Anyways, I’ve had no time for writing stuff this weekend, we still have family down though they are heading back this morning and we’ll have a house load of people coming around soon to say their goodbyes. I’m very much looking forward to getting things back to normal and slipping back into the routine we’ve been making for ourselves.  All the pressure from the weekend is off and I’m feeling rather chilled out. I like it. A lot.

The next few days will see me finishing up this novel critique for Kerryn, and then I can get stuck into the last minute planning and details for Riana. There is so much to figure out before I start writing, I have several events that I know must happen, and some decisions  I have to make  - it’s a matter of finding out how to connect all the bits and pieces that is proving to be most difficult.

After seeing a couple of articles about using the tarot to flesh out characters I’ve decided to use it to flesh out my plot and am sure that things will start coming together. It never ceases to amaze me how easily we forget about the tools we have on hand until someone else reminds us about them! Once again I’ll be splitting my group up, but I have to figure out how we get to that point before I can start writing because it’s going to be fairly close to the beginning of the novel…. it’ll come together. I’m putting my faith in the universe that it will provide me with the answers. It always does.

And with that, I best go make sure the jug is on and we have enough milk! Tomorrow is Lauren’s actual 1st birthday so I’ll post some pics up then :-)

Can I hold out?

It’s almost October – which means we’re one month from November and National Novel Writing Month.

And I am desperate to start my new project.

Can I wait until November? Will this burning need to get words on the page and finish the story wait?

I really do not know.

I’ve got a bunch of friends who want me to do the challenge with them, and yeah, it would be fun, but I don’t need the challenge to write – I know I am more than capable of getting that many words out in around that much time when I am in my normal writing state. I know that when I’m working on a project I’m writing every day until it’s done (other than for really good reasons). So it’s not like I need the incentive, but there is something joyous about writing with a bunch of other people.

Is that enough to prevent me from starting this next novel before November? I guess we’ll see. I have plenty of things that could distract me from it, but when it comes down to it I can already feel those first paragraphs building in my mind. I can vividly remember the end of the last novel and I know what comes next – despite the fact that it’s been about 10 1/2 months since I finished it and I haven’t looked at it since.

It’s calling to me, and the intensity of that call is only going to build. These characters are chomping at the bit to get in the limelight again….

Ah well, time will tell ;-) And if I can’t wait, then sorry friends! lol I’ll still be writing in November, even if it’s not the month I started the novel in ;-)