Monday, 23 November 2009

Not only does it languish!

Alas, not only did my novel languish, it hasn't progressed since the first week. I am going to blame the fact that I have been battling a cold and an ankle injury for not making much progress. I can say that at least I am further ahead than I had been with my 'comedy horror' cult novel. I have a feel for the main characters and a good idea of most of the minor ones.

My leg is feeling better, thank goodness! I was beginning to wonder if it ever would. I'm back to swimming and seem to be doing better having had a week off. That's interesting!

School! Our principal is still doing nothing about my time table and working conditions. Did I expect anything else? Probably not! However, I did manage to get something done about the lighting in my office and over my desk. Not in the rest of the library yet but that will happen later in the year.

Four weeks to Christmas! This year we can go all out because we have a new head of school who doesn't have a Christmas phobia. Yeah! I'm going to decorate the library next week and set up a Christmas tree. What fun!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Novel languishes!

My novel is languishing on my desktop. It hasn't helped that I fell and hurt my ankle the day before the month started and that it is still causing me problems, or that I now have a nasty cold and persistent cough! I did well the first week and have done absolutely nothing this week! I've been either too tired or had too much to do. I was at a conference last Friday in London and then another on Monday. Too much going on in my head for the novel to find room. I realize that these are but excuses. However, I have come to the decision that I will continue to work on the novel but that I won't beat myself up over not managing to keep up with the word count.

This weekend is Noah's 1st birthday. We are heading up to Swansea tomorrow morning, and taking GB with us to help them celebrate. James's family will be there as well. The forecast for the weekend is for torrential rain and gale force winds across the country. What fun the drive will be!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

The 1st of November: Novel writing month has finally arrived!

I may not be writing here all that much during the month of November since I need to write nearly 1700 words a day just to stay ahead of myself in order to complete 50,000 words by the end of November. If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, I have joined the challenge to write a novel during the month of November. The link to the site if you are interested is: I will try to let you know about my progress from time to time and I think that you can set it up so that you receive a notification whenever I post. Wish me luck because at this point, I'm still not sure which novel I'm going to start. I have two possibilities. One is a children's book and the other a story about the dysfunctional relationship of a mother and daughter. I won't know till later today!

And of course, good luck to all my friends who are starting the journey as well!