“Hey! Good to see you again!” I’ll give you a hug, if you’re open to hugs, because I’m in a hugging mood today.
Let’s settle in this lovely living room I’ve created in my imagination, overstuffed chairs (and a few old-fashioned, wood framed, lightly padded ones too, so you have options), the walls lined with shelves of books, the window looking out on some spectacular scene — city-scape, the ocean, mountains, lakes, mountain-lakes… take your pick. It’s a living room of dreams, so it can take the form you want.
I’m not actually drinking coffee this time, I need to detox a little bit after the spree of caffeinated beverages I had yesterday. My NaNoWriMo region held a coffee-shop-hop, moving around the area from one coffee shop to another, writing our hearts out on our novels. I spent an unhealthy amount of time at one of the shops, and then moved on to the next one with the group for a while. I do not want to count how many shots of espresso I had in that time…. So, today is a bit of a detox day so that Monday mornings coffee can still be effective.
I can’t quite believe November is half over, but I’m really enjoying the work that I’ve been doing on my novel. It’s kind of cool to watch the story finally unfold — after having vague ideas about it for so long it’s cool to see how things are playing out. I’m actually starting to look forward to the editing and revising process! REALLY hope that feeling lasts!
Not a whole lot else happened this week. I wrote a lot. I spent large quantities of time in coffee shops for said writing. We had a great threat of winter weather this week, which resulted in a little ice – but nothing too grand.
I feel like I’ve hit that point where my story is taking over much of my thought and energy — so I’m afraid my conversations are getting repetitive and dully, as I just keep trying to work through the story points over and over again. Hopefully I’ll break through that soon — editing and revisions will at least cause me to look at it a bit differently and vary the conversation topics a tad.
In the meantime, what has your week been like? Anything exciting going on? What challenges are you facing?