How was everyone’s weekend? I spent mine mostly offline, fighting a migraine and watching TV. Lots and lots of TV. But it was good, because some of it qualified as research for The Lokana Chronicles. After last week’s writing class and my two-day Reign marathon and a bunch of Wikipedia-browsing, I’ve got a bunch of ideas for revisions (which I’d just resumed and will now have to go back over, but at least it’s only a chapter or two). I decided the book needs to be split in half, so I’ve got a lot of work to do because, once I’m done revising, I’m going to have to figure out how to wrap up the first half so that it feels like a complete book and then do the same for the second half.
We had some snow over the weekend that made for lovely inspiration, but I felt too miserable most of the weekend to do much about it. I finally got a chance to sit down this noon and work on a new short story, but then the phone rang, and there went half my lunch hour. Hopefully I can get some more writing done tonight – that would be awesome! I’m still feeling a bit blah, though, so I guess we’ll see what happens.
In other news, NaNoFiMo has been a complete and utter failure. I wasn’t expecting much to come of it, but I do feel bad for not getting more writing done. At least I got some research done, though.
And reading! I’ve been making my way through a mystery (review to follow once I’ve finished) and I have a fantasy novel to read and review after that, so I’ll be busy with those things for a while. I’m nearly halfway through the mystery and I hope to finish it this week; it’s already taken me longer than I thought it would to read it. I suspect, though, that I won’t get much time for reading this weekend – we’ve got a family Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration on Thursday and another family Christmas celebration on Sunday. Obviously, lots of cooking will be happening. And somewhere in there, I have to bake 27 dozen cookies for church and 4-H.
Yep, you read that right – 27 dozen. That works out to 324 cookies.
What have you all been up to lately? Is it hot/cold/rainy/snowy where you live? Do you have big plans for Thursday? Tell me all about it!
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