Saturday Music: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

One day, I will actually blog regularly. And then the world will end.

Anyway, Nano was a bust. But I have a new plot for VH, and it actually makes me giddily happy, so here’s hoping I can churn it out and still be on target for looking for a publisher in 2017.

In other news, it’s December! And December means holidays! And this is my first year in ages not having to work retail!

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Anyway, so Christmas music is playing constantly at my house right now. But given that it’s Advent and not Christmas yet, I wanted to share something appropriate to the actual season.

…And Peter Hollens just came out with a new release, and it must be shared ❤ (If you’ve never heard of him and have any enjoyment for a capella, you’ve got to give this a listen)

Book Review: The Laundry Files series

It’s been a hard couple of weeks. Been dealing with a toddler milestone (which is going successfully, thank goodness, but is very disruptive), election year, the end of daylight savings, Ubergroup trades, and just a general bad headspace.

I’ve gotten no real work done on my novel. Blah. I’m probably going to fail NaNo again. But that’s okay. As long as I get some more writing in, it’ll be a win, yeah?

But! I needed a mental break. And a chance double encounter between a Reddit thread and a Humble Bundle offer introduced me to a new series: The Laundry Files.

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NaNoWriMo: Rebellion Year

I have, ridiculously, decided to go for NaNoWriMo again. This year, however, is a rebellion year.

That’s right; I am casting off the traditions and embracing another path! One that hopefully ends with a solid 2nd full draft of my NaNo project from two years ago. I was stalling on the second chapter of the draft, so NaNo writing is picking up from there. Sometimes you just need the little bit of extra motivation.

It’s working to an extent. I finally figured out how to start the chapter 🙂

Anyway, feel free to follow my word count here: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/deeva

End of NaNo, or What Happens When the Project Fails

Been quiet for a while because of NaNo and real life stuff that’s been going on. Most recently on the RL front, it’s been a nasty cold/crud/infection that’s hit the whole house.

Which is why I’m hanging up the NaNo hat. I’m 14K behind with a little over a week to go. I technically could do it if I pushed hard to the exclusion of all else, but with how sick I’ve been and still am, plus the fact I haven’t been able to play with my little one all that much (who’s two, so doesn’t understand “Mommy’s working” yet), I’m not willing to push myself to further exhaustion.

Doesn’t mean I’m going to stop work on the project; it just means that I’m going to tackle it at a pace and organizational level that I prefer.

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Saturday Music: Tell Me Lies (and a NaNo Update)

Week 1 of NaNo is wrapping up and I’m 5K words behind. Discovering I’m not really digging this project and I’m trying to figure out why. Maybe I’m taking the wrong direction with it. Hopefully it’ll connect for me soon.

For today’s music, this song kind of encapsulates the MMC’s thoughts on trying to enter a relationship with the FMC. Given he thinks it’s impossible since he’s a complete social pariah, it’s rather understandable I think.