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)

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

So….

I have mentioned that I’m horrid about blogging, right?

A lot of that is from never really knowing what to say. Ironic for a writer, yeah?

I do know what to say right now though. I’m back to work on the paranormal romance I thought I’d have to give up, thanks to help from Scribophile. So that’s going well. Also working on a new steampunk tale. We’ll see how that one turns out.

Think I’ll do a post soon that I planned to do a while ago about gaming. And I need to do some reviews of stories I’ve been reading or playing.

So plan for something fun on Friday!

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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