Sunday, November 2, 2014

NaNoWriMo has begun! and Epic Blog Fail

Once again I'm going to attempt to write 50k words in 30 days. I haven't won the challenge yet but I feel good about this year. Instead of trying to write one long story, I'm going to attempt several short stories, hoping to come through the month with a nice anthology. I'll post a word meter regularly so everyone can see how I'm progressing (see below). So far, I have 1711 words going into Day Two. Starting Monday I'm on vacation for a week so I can pad the word count for later in the month when retail hell ramps up for the great consumer holiday known as Christmas. Ugh! Hate working retail at Christmas.

1711 / 50000 words. 3% done!

I haven't been able to stick well to the Pagan Blog Project this year. It's really a failing on my part. I always try to write something that hasn't been done before, which is virtually impossible, so I scramble to find something that fits the letter of the week. When I can't do it, I just don't write. No blog post at all because there are no unique topics to cover. Stupid, huh? So from now on, when I have something to say, I'll say it. If it fits in with the letter of the week, then BONUS! I'm a champion at making excuses for why I don't finish things. But they're beginning to sound pathetic even to my ears. Starting next year, I plan a book review series specifically on witchy or paranormal cozy mysteries. They used to be hard to find but publishers realize we witches spend money too. So why not take advantage of that by letting the witches, psychics, diviners, and ghosts be the protagonists of the story. Some are kinda cheesy but fun. A few of the better ones (written by actual Pagans) are a true delight. Eventually I will introduce my own Pagan cozy mystery series.

Be back very soon with updates on NaNo and to share whatever my heart needs to say.