Friday, November 11, 2011

November Thirty Day Challenge Update

√Čl'e keeps my toes warm while I write.  Why, no, that isn't a muu muu I'm wearing... 
I'm behind on my writing word count for NaNoWriMo.  Big suprise.  But at least I got the second draft to my horror script finished and ready for comment this coming weekend.  I'm meeting with my Laurel writing group, who have graciously agreed to tackle the beast and wrestle it into submission for me.

Of course, my script isn't the project I'm supposed to be working on for NaNo, but it seems like that's the way it is for me.  When I'm supposed to be working on one project, I suddenly get inspired on some other project and come up with all sorts of brilliant solutions for some problem or other (both real and imaginary) I was having for the project I wasn't planning on working on.  It's a sort of avoidance, I suppose, and another way to procrastinate.  But I'm not too terribly upset about it, because hey--I finally got that #%*&! 2nd draft finished and it was overdue, anyway. 

I should probably force myself to work on some other project that I didn't originally plan.  Then I would probably come up with all sorts of wonderful material for the project I'm supposed to be working on.  Yeah, that's the ticket.

It doesn't help that I keep wanting to sneak onto the internet to do more research for my walking trip.  I have been absolutely shocked  by the number of stories I've found of other people who have walked across America.  There weren't this many people back when I tried in 2009!  Or at least, I didn't find them then.  There are a bunch of new folks who have gone just last year and this year, and I've tried to contact all of them.  I'm also trying to contact some of the folks that I didn't know about before.  I'm hoping to get some more special insight and advice for my documentary.  Yeah, I still wanna do one.  I'm a masochist, what can I say?

As for my other goals for the month, I'm doing okay.  I'm losing weight, and I'm happy!