My writing process is not so smooth this year for Nanowrimo–the steady 1700 words-per-day clip isn’t kicking in. Usually I am on track and slogging on without much effort being expended, but yesterday I flumped out at 800 words below expectation: 12512/13336. Hmmm.
It doesn’t help that the dark at 4pm winter gloom is really hitting me hard this year! I passed out at 7 pm.
Writing difficulty I wish to avoid by writing a blog post: my up-and-coming antagonist (He is plotting a coup of his organization and has not yet become the big bad. Right now he’s just a pain in the ass.)
I did get to the library and picked up Jasper Fforde’s new Thursday Next installment, The Woman Who Died a Lot. I also grabbed Justin Cronin’s The Passage and Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold. Maybe these will help me get back to my writing groove. I’ve heard great things about Abercrombie and I am hoping he can really put me in the headspace for writing my bad guy. Wish me luck.
On another book note: this morning I reserved a copy of Jim Butcher’s new Dresden Files novel, Cold Days, and Amber Benson’s novel, Death’s Daughter. I’m so far behind in my reading for the year…who knows if I will catch up!