Ladies and gentlemen, I have just stepped off the train into Crazyville. I thought, “NaNo would be the perfect time to pause in the memoir and write Stormlight. Wouldn’t that be swell?”
Well, sure it would. Except that I can’t seem to turn off my brain. Yesterday I wrote 1800 words on Stormlight and then 1200 on the memoir. Then I wrote my author’s notes and bio for “The Container of Sorrows”, which will be joining a very lovely collection that I’m extremely excited about. I turned all of that in. Oh, yeah, and I’m beta reading a kickbutt memoir by the lovely and super-snarky Pauline Campos. AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Like, five chapters a night. Go, girl power! And then I have a short project due tomorrow. (Written, needs polishing.) And another short project due by Saturday. (Haven’t even started it yet.) But I’d better have it in by Friday, because on Saturday I actually have a reading alongside the superstar Mason Bundschuh at the Las Vegas Book Festival. (What will we be reading? I’ll show you on Friday!) Shock Totem slush doesn’t stop coming just because it’s NaNo. Not to mention my installment of Stilettos and Shirley Temples that goes up on Monday. We’re winding it up, and everything is going to go up in smoke, soon. That’s a fairly accurate description, knowing us.
I remember my first NaNoWriMo. I had a vague novel idea and lots of time on my hands. That isn’t the case anymore, and things are busier than ever. I kind of like it, though. Not when things get TOO out of hand, of course, but I like that I have all of these delightful projects up in the air. I’m doing what I love and it makes me happy. I’m a very lucky woman.
How are you guys doing on your projects? 😀