Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm in Love! Plus, a Redonkulous Development

Hi, writer friends! I've been in the glorious raptures of writing the first draft of an awesome shiny new idea after a month trying to figure out what project I wanted to work on. After playing with several of the ideas in my idea folder, I had sudden inspiration one day for a totally new idea, and it stole me away from the others.

The project is new adult fantasy, and it's a really fun, unique idea that I think is pretty rad! I'm already about a third of the way through my first draft, and I've challenged myself to write 2k words a day so I can finish the draft by 11/1. I usually aim for 1k a day, since I work full time, but I wanted to challenge myself a bit. We'll see how it goes :) Since I then would have done the equivalent of NaNoWriMo, I think I might try to do an intense editing version of NaNo in November while everyone else is drafting.

Anyways, in other news, I have a new ass. A mini ass!

I am pleased to welcome Islington the mini donkey to the family! He will keep my horse Max company. He's super cute and sweet. I named him after the angel in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.
So, that's what I've been up to lately. How about you? Are you doing any form of NaNo?


  1. That's a mighty fine looking... donkey you have there!
    Hope you finish by November 1.

  2. That's awesome about the new idea! You're rocketing through it! Must be good. ;) Do we get to know any details?

    And your new pet is lovely :)

  3. Does that mean your ass is evil?
    You can take that however you want to.

  4. Aww, Islington looks super sweet. Those ears are awesome. =o)

    Yay for the new idea! Jump right in there and kick its butt. And then do NaNoEdMo in November. Heck, I was in the middle of editing a couple Novembers ago, so I pushed novel writing back to December and called it HoHoWriMo. As long as you're writing, the month doesn't matter. Go you!

    I'm debating doing NaNo this year. I've been pretty museless for the last month, so whether I can muster the will to write in November is up in the air. We'll see.

  5. OMG, I love that feeling of falling head over heels with a new book. Congratulations on your new romance! May it take you all the way through your first draft and maybe even the edits ;)

  6. I love your mini ass, lol! Been to up fighting the day -to-day challenges *sigh* But I'm still here and breathing, so praise God :-) Always good to hear from yoU!

  7. Cute looking addition to the family. Looks quite friendly.

  8. Aw, cute donkey! I've never heard of a mini one. :) Sounds like you're still going great guns on your shiny new idea, which is cool! Keep up the good work.

  9. Love fantasy. Cute donkey! I'm going to write the sequel to my superhero romance for nano.

  10. Oh my gosh, I love that you have a donkey! He's adorable! And good luck with the writing, 2,000 words is totally doable!


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