It’s been a while since I could look at WIP Wednesday without guilt. Usually I’m thinking, “Man, I’m so behind! I didn’t achieve anything,” blah blah blah. But today I’m completely satisfied.
My goal is to have the Williams Syndrome project in the hands of my agent by Halloween. This gives me incentive to push and finish it, and it also gets it off my plate so that I can focus on NaNoWriMo. Yes, I know…last year I thought I was finished with NaNo, but darn it, NaNoWriMo, I can’t quit you!
I also wrote two chapters and made some executive decisions regarding The Bright, Shiny New Novel which is tentatively titled “Stormlight”. It’s the first thing that I’ve ever sat down and plotted out before. I’m definitely not an outliner, but I wanted to try something new. Anyway, I was doubting my sanity about this one. The story wants to veer away from its intended course and add all kinds of weirdness to it! Suddenly it became spec fic, and I was trying to purposely steer away from that. I was ready to throw in the towel when my writer’s group came to my rescue. They liked the story, they liked the ideas that I wanted to play with, and they advised that I rein it in and see what I could do. I wrote a pivotal scene in my head on the way home from the group, and that rocks!
Migraine wise, I’ve been eating clean for a week now. (I blogged about that last week.) I did really well, although not perfect. For one thing, I realize that I munch on whatever I’m feeding the kidlets without even realizing it. And I didn’t account for days when I’d be doing hours and hours worth of errands! But I’d say that I stuck to it 90% of the time, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with my sweet tooth, that is an amazing feat indeed. Migraine-wise? I haven’t had one for the last two days. Whether it’s diet related or because I tackled my overwhelming To-Do list with a fury known only in legend, I don’t know. I’m working on managing my out-of-control stress and removing possible food triggers, so we’ll see where this leads. Huzzah!
How is your progress? What are you working on?