As you may have guessed from the somewhat haphazard title, this year’s NaNoWriMo has been a bit of a scramble. This is what happens when you think you’re all set and then some extra tutoring work comes along on the 1st of November…
I struggled on with the schedule I’d set myself for a few days before realising that, with my days now organised as they were, I was basically setting myself up to fail. I’d pencilled in 3000 words for what were now tutoring days, and while I could probably pull off both things on some days, I don’t think the result would have been pretty. 😉 So this week I rejigged my word count, redistributing it to do more words at weekends, and currently I’m sitting at just over 17K – a third of the way there.
As for the book itself, A Fete Worse Than Death, I’m cautiously pleased. This one should have more red herrings than Murder At The Playgroup, and I’ve introduced additional village characters, plus a couple of outsiders who are a lot of fun. However, I am thinking that when I finish this book I need to put together a series bible. I forget what colour characters’ eyes are, and sometimes even their last names, and this is only book 3!
Oh, and this year I have NO VISCOUNT BISCUITS. I need to do something about this, pronto. No wonder I’ve been struggling!
- Words: 17,261
- Writing days: 11 (None missed! Yay!)
- Dodgy additions to internet search history for research purposes: 2 (so far)
- Murders (in the book, obvs): 0 (again, so far)
- Cups of tea: Don’t even go there!
Here endeth the first NaNo update. Hopefully I’ll still be swimming along next weekend, and past the halfway mark (25K). Fingers crossed.
The featured image is one of my rhinos (I collect them), who this month is a NaNoRhiNo. He’s called Hammersmith, because that’s where we got him.