It seems to me someone has put an accelerator into the year – for goodness sake ‘tis half way through March already!
It has been a strange week – we are still in a kind of purdah here – training has started with the new dog and my sister, by the Friday, was fair exhausted. It is always so, learning to work with and trust a new dog is a difficult time – not just for my sister the dog too has to learn.
As I have taken over my sisters tasks this includes shopping, which I loath, once a week and I need a cuppa at the end. I dislike my fellow beings when I have to dodge around them in doorways, squeeze past their chatter in the aisles:(
I am almost completely cough free now and energy levels are beginning to rise. Yay.
Question/help please. Before I give run down on the week – did anyone do the NaNo boot camp last year – I am wondering if it is sim. to NaNo proper? Considering having a go this summer if it is the same (but if it is the same why is it called boot camp?)
So this week:
1) Exercise Result = 5 x 30 minute walks (I now have to walk the retired dog so no excuses!) listened to some really interesting podcasts on architecture, Gulf of Mexico, population concerns and tin photography amongst others while wending my way:) Might get to enjoy this walk!
2) Am really only editing, this last few weeks, as interruptions are many. Have spell checked and auto-crited 20,000 words so far since March 1st. This only picks up obvious over used words and glaring spelling errors, but in correcting them some weak sentence constructions have been tightened and vocabulary expanded.
Punctuation and word usage still to come, this week hopefully, followed by running the words through Editor. Then with relatively clean copy I will read through for plot etc. I am not at all sure I will manage the 50000 by the end of March but am not allowing that to bother me. With the new guide dog writing is quite happy on back burner for awhile.
3) Managing to keep up with blogging. Insecure Writers on Wednesday and another on dystopian world building on Sefuty Chronicles, beginning to discuss the ethics and morality of population control, a tricky subject! I put up a piece about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Have sketched out most of my A-Z’s now – hope I can flesh them out in time:)
Next week – more of the same – plus I now have The Writer’s Journey on Gene’s recommendation so hopefully will start – Gene never warned it was a massive read!
Hope everyone had a good week and all the best for coming one.