I had my consultation for my eyeball zapping today (aka laser eye surgery) and got the green light. Yay! Even better, the surgery is scheduled for October 11th, which is only 10 days away. Granted this is going to cut into my plans for finishing up Brimstone if I can't get it done by this time next week, but it's all for a good cause. I didn't have to get my pupils dilated today but I do have to go to my regular eye doc to have it done on Friday, so some of my writing time has been eaten away with appointments this week. Which doesn't help, especially given that I feel like I'm slogging through at the speed of a slug.
Yesterday I finished writing a new, pivotal scene and the scene that followed it, and today I rearranged some things on the storyboard and did another major scene. The goal tomorrow: Edit two scenes and write two new scenes.
Meanwhile, I have signed up to do Nanowrimo this year. Which means Brimstone MUST be completed and ready to send off to the GH by October 31st. I'm still planning on having it done by Oct 14th but the end of October is my "absolutely no more extensions stay up all night and type your fingers to the bone date if you have to" date.
I decided I would probably need a break between Brimstone & Saving Grace to give myself a brain break from the series and come back to Book 2 with a fresh outlook. So Nano gives me the chance to just write flat out on a new idea without worrying about things too much and then I can start back in on December 1st with the storyboarding of Saving Grace. I’m thinking I might pull out one of the western ideas I've been kicking around, maybe look at targeting it for Harlequin Historical.
Anyone else planning on doing Nanowrimo this year?