November 22nd, 2010
Harry Potter and NaNo…No…No

The weekend was spent cleaning house and organizing living space. Tomorrow the Salvation Army is stopping by to pickup our donations. Once that’s done, I think I may take a run to the library. I have a gorgeous encyclopedia set to donate and about three or four boxes of CD’s. We’ll be cleaning out the DVD’s next. I cannot believe how much stuff we have. At least it’s now sorted, so we know exactly what needs to go to the storage unit and what needs to stay. (Hint: Not much is staying.)

Today we went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1. Β Quite enjoyed it. Lots of things hitting the proverbial fan. Definitely left off in a good spot, but I really wish the next half was premiering before next summer. Don’t know if we’ll go see it again. It wasn’t really that type of movie. Very dark, quite sad. Afterwards, I headed off to the coffee shop to write. I’m beginning to think that they’ve added days to November. Well, not really. The time is flying by and I’m only about to reach the halfway point in my book. I knew going into this one that I wouldn’t be done by the end of November. Middle of December maybe, but November, not a chance. I’m attending a Screenwriter’s Summit in L.A. taught by Chris Vogler and Michael Hague the weekend of December 12th. Should be interesting. At present, I have no wish to write screenplays (dh is actually a terrific screenwriter), but I expect to get a tremendous amount out of it that will help my novel writing. (Especially if it’s anything like the CD’s that I own by them.) I haven’t made a tremendous amount of progress with NaNo since my last update, a few thousand words is about it. I’m in the second act and have had to rewrite a few chapters due to the Fey surprise that popped up. I think I’ve fixed everything now. As long as there are no more surprises, I should be able to make steady progress. My guess is by the end of the week, I’ll be at the halfway point in the book. That should ultimately put the book around 75-80K before first round edits. All bets on word count are off once the edits start.

I’m already starting to think about what project I’m going to work on next. I cannot decide if I should do the Middle Grade story or start the dark paranormal urban fantasy romance. Of course, I also have to take some time and get the ebooks up on Kindle and try to write a short story for consideration for Blood Lite 3. So very much to do. Should keep me busy through the holidays. πŸ˜‰

I read that my friend,Β Jeaniene Frost landed a whopper book deal the other day. WAY TO GO, J!!! Keep Bones and the gang coming. πŸ™‚ Also on the good news front, my friend, Charlene Teglia is expecting to hear the pitter patter of little feet in the future. Congrats Charli!!! I loved hearing good news. I really needed it this week.

6 comments to “Harry Potter and NaNo…No…No”

  1. Glad to be the bearer of good news. ; ) Yay for JFrost and moar books for us to read!

    Screenwriting workshop sounds awesome, hope you give a rundown after.

  2. Charli, Thank you. πŸ™‚

    I’ll definitely do my best. It’s going to be an intense two days.

  3. I LOVED HP7 Cried like a wee baby

    yeah Charli! Congrats little mama.

    I stopped reading the Cat and Bones series for some reason….can’t remember what at this moment, but it was somethign in the last book that turned me off.

  4. V,

    Yes, there were some very sad moments in there. I think the final installment will have me bringing out the tissues.

    Bummer! I’m still way behind in my reading of the series–probably why I’m making such an effort to keep up with the offshoot series. I will eventually read them all because I really like the characters. πŸ™‚

  5. The dark paranormal urban fantasy! Espeacially if its The one I’m thinking of.

  6. Sasha, *ggg It’s the one you’re thinking of. The only reason I’m tempted to put it off is that the Middle Grade is only around 35K. Once it’s finished, I could move onto adult work.