So I dropped off the face of the planet there for a minute.
A brief, non-reading non-writing related update on my life:
- I started my first ever full-time job (yay!!!)
- I’ve had no time to do basically any reading or writing (boo)
- I took a mini long-weekend vacation to Michigan (yay!!!)
- Which meant a weekend full of reading/writing was off-limits (boo)
I’ve also been having so mad trouble sleeping (this has been an ongoing issue since at least May, maybe earlier but it’s been progressively worse) so around 2pm and then again around 8pm I hit a wall and can barely concentrate on anything for longer than two minutes at a time.
I managed to adapt my reading habits to fit into a full-time schedule that I haven’t really figured out a routine for yet. I’ve been reading a lot of graphic novels (which you can read about in my monthly wrap-up next Monday) in order to bulk up on my Goodreads reading challenge. I used to read a ton of graphic novels as a teenager, so I’m enjoying catching up on some titles I’ve seen floating around but haven’t really read yet.
I’ve written unfortunately very little (blog wise and fiction wise). I cranked out about three upcoming blog posts today which I’m happy about. One morning at 4am when I couldn’t sleep I wrote a whole chapter. Aside from that, it’s been a slow month.
I still don’t have characters names picked out for NaNoWriMo. Which starts in approximately two days. I’m pretending I’m okay with it.
I planned out a writing routine for November including how many words to write each day to get to 50,000 words. There’s a few weekends and weeknights coming up where it’s unrealistic for me to make time for writing, so I’m trying to plan around it. Hopefully, I can stay awake until midnight on Tuesday night and just start writing right away and crank out at least a few scenes (lol I still don’t have any resemblance of an outline).
I’ll be updating my NaNoWriMo progress (most likely freak-outs) every Friday starting on November 10, to give myself a few days to get somewhere.