What I’m reading: Just finished Rachel Aaron’s 2k to 10k. I was hoping for it to get me psyched up for NaNo, and it did. It was just the step by step approach I needed to help me get my word count up there. And not just the number part, the quality, too. As I’ve said before I’m a rather slow writer. Each of my novels takes about a year to write. Not the first part, the part you whip through like in NaNo. It’s the going back and filling in the holes and fixing what needs fixing. I don’t want to do that this time. To me a lot of it felt like a colossal waste of time, but I guess it wasn’t. I can now edit like I never thought possible. I’m just ready to stop learning that lesson and move onto quality writing right from the start.
What I’m writing: Right now, I’m doing outlines and my character sheets and timelines; all to get ready for NaNo.
What is inspiring me right now: I’ve been engrossed with the music of Warren Barfield. His new album, Redbird, is amazing. It’s soulful and honest and real. I love it.
What else I’ve been up to: My next book, The Bashan Agenda is coming out on November 1st, and I am really, really excited about it. I love where this book went, and I can’t wait for all the people who wrote to me about loving The Newstead Project to read it. I feel kind of like I do on Christmas Eve surrounded with presents for my kids that I know they’re going to love. It’s hard to make myself wait until the first.
What about you- what’s up with you this Wednesday?