Some Planning, Some Shiny Distractions, Some New News
Yesterday was the autumnal equinox – which is my absolute favorite way to say this – and with the changing of the season we often see ourselves looking at what we can change in our day to day. And yet it’s so easy to see something shiny and find ourselves distracted.
In the spirit of autumn I have spent the weekend cleaning out closets, prepping for the cold weather on the way. I’m very ready for boots and sweaters, scarves and coffee, finger-less gloves to do some typing in, and this has taken up a lot of my focus over the last couple of days.
With the thought of typing in mind, I’m trying to not let myself dive too deep into the story I’m working on because I can’t write anything until November 1st (NaNoWriMo here I come!) while at the same time trying to create a realistic road map to work off of when it’s time to get started. Sounds like it should be easy enough. Unfortunately, as I am figuring out, this is not the case. Although I guess if I am eager to get started I should take that as a good sign, and be positive about what’s coming next.
Because I’ve reached an impasse with my writing – I don’t want to wander too far down a road into other stories right now – I’ve been thinking about some of my other projects that I have coming up, and I realize that maybe now is as good a time as any to get started on them.
Podcasts are coming back! I spent the summer taking some time off from my podcast, thinking about where I really wanted to take it and I’ve come up with some great thoughts. It’s definitely taking a different path than the episodes I started with and I think this is a good thing – I was definitely wandering a little lost trying to find my way and I think I’ve got some great ideas that will help keep me on path a little better – recording starts next weekend and I can’t wait to get that out to everyone.
Prepping for the upcoming blog posts. Sneak peak: an upcoming book review (I know, I fell behind here, and definitely have some catching up to do), a review on writing tools I have recently been checking out, and of course a run down on the NaNoWriMo prep I am doing. November is going to be the week by week check of NaNoWriMo progress and newbie walk through of how things go and what I find to be the most helpful processes. Looking forward to the journey!
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