A new month started, and I’m excited about it. First, I’m hoping to have more writing time in November than I did in October. October got busier than usual, so that I had to write around and inbetween things. I don’t mind that, but if I don’t have as many distractions for a while, that would be even better. I know there are writers who are trying to pound out 50,000 words this month for Nanowrimo. I wish them the best. My mind can’t even fathom what they’re doing. Too much pressure for me. I’m happy if I produce 2,000 words/day. And if I calculated right, taking out the two Wednesdays for Scribes and my family coming for Thanksgiving and grocery shopping, etc., I’ll be lucky if I get 15 full writing days in November, since I usually don’t write on the weekend. That means, if I can get 30,000 more words on my 4th mystery by December, I’ll be happy. I’ll only have to pump out 20,000 more in December–and I always lose more time then–but it’s always because I’m having fun. My goal is to have the first draft done before Christmas. Wish me luck.
Another thing I’m excited about this month is a writing event I’ll get to participate in with several other local authors.
T.G. Wolff (her blog: http://tgwolff.com/) talked to
Kyra Jacobs (https://www.amazon.com/Kyra-Jacobs/e/B00E5PIJ04/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1541214697&sr=1-2-ent), and somehow I was invited to join them at The Next Page Bookstore Author Event in Decatur, Indiana, on Nov. 17, from 6 to 8, along with:
Julia Donner (https://www.amazon.com/Julia-Donner/e/B00J65E8TY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1541214956&sr=1-2-ent), aka M.L. Rigdon (https://www.amazon.com/M.L.-Rigdon/e/B0086UZFGA/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1541215046&sr=1-2-ent).
We plan to do 2 five-minute readings each from one of our books. I haven’t done a reading for a long time. I’m going to have to practice:) I always enjoy meeting with fellow authors, and we’ll get to meet with readers, too. A great night!
And then, soon after that, is Thanksgiving. I’m still talking to my daughter and grandson who live in Indy about when they’re coming to celebrate. Holly–a nurse–has to work that night, and Tyler’s going to his (serious) girlfriend’s family’s for their big dinner. We’re playing with the idea of them coming AFTER Thanksgiving, and the hubs and I will have the traditional feast with my sisters and cousin and then have everyone over another time for gumbo. Tyler loves leftover turkey gumbo, so that would be fun.
One more thing to mention is that Anna Lee Huber, the mystery writer, will be at Glenbrook’s Barnes and Noble on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 7:00. I’m hoping to get to hear her.
Whew! I think that’s it for this month. Enough to keep me busy, but some open days to write. Happy writing to you, too!