I am so looking forward to the Burrower's annual write-a-thon! My discipline has been flagging and I need a spring tonic - a boost - a kick in the pants. BuNoWriMo will be all that and a cupcake! I like to tell you all what I'm up to so you can make your eyebrows come together in concern when I don't do what I say I'm going to and then I feel that look across the webby sky and buckle down to it. Here goes:
The BuNo is just like the NaNoWriMo only smaller and in June. The goal of both is for writers to commit and finish fifty thousand words - a fair chunk of a novel (mine come in at about 80 thou or so so 50 is good. This will be my third crack at it - my first was completely successful in that I did my 50 thou but it has been a beeeeyatch of a manuscript. I have the story but it needs a lot of wrangling. My second attempt was a bust - I didn't have enough of a plan. Now I have a plan which isn't as tight at the first one or as loose as the second one - just like Goldilocks and the Buddha - I'm going for the middle way. My plan is to write 25 thousand words on a new work just cuz I've been revising for a year and a half and need something BRAND SPANKING NEW and to finish my revision on The Rock Walker and have it ready to mail out July 1st. Doesn't that sound good.
Meanwhile I will still be sending out True for agents to look at. It is only at one agent's now - I got rejected again but I will send out another today. So by mid-summer I'll have two novels seeking representation and one novel to finish, and one in the early glory days of creating. Wow - what a family!
These are the curve balls life will be throwing me:
This house is going on the market on June 15th. It still needs some work and the clean thing will have to be maintained until it is sold. arggggh.
We are having a big whoop-de-dooh for our 10th anniversary on June 23rd. Yes - you are all invited. There will be lots to eat and drink. Just bring yourselves and a musical instrument or a child or a kite.
I have to work in order to eat. Fortunately for my writing life but sadly for my survival there will be a slow-down of clients in June, July and August. There just is. It is nice out and people don't feel so bummed. That is fine as long as I don't fret too much - fretting doesn't help creativity. So this could be a good curve ball or a tough one - depends - but I know it is coming...
I intend to go canoeing with the lad every darn chance I get. Canoeing is what I live here for and this promises to be a sweet summer unlike last year's travesty.And here is a canoeing pic for your edification...
How's your summer shaping up?