The funny part of this month is my total word count across blog, journal and TSS is going to be well over 50,000. Accidental non-traditional NaNoWriMo I guess. Well, not really, NaNoWriMo isn’t about the wordcount it’s about the draft. Even so, it shows that were I able to devote more time to writing, I could sail the challenge without breaking a sweat. That does not mean I will attempt it next year. I’m thinking about it, but as much as November has changed its tune, this is still a dicey topic.
TSS is coming out a lot better than I expected it to. I re-read the early chapters last night because I couldn’t sleep. To be honest aside from some needed extra detail and evocation, it’s good stuff. Since I started 1K my writing quality has gotten a heck of a lot better, thanks to tools like HemingwayApp. I’ve trained myself with good habits, and made a lot of progress in how I world- and character-build. There’s still polish needed in my drafts’ approach, but it’s starting to look like actual book prose.
I could not sleep because I keep getting hung up on the election. It’s sapping my energy a lot more than it looks like it is. Even when I’m not out doing campaign stuff it’s draining my health because, well it’s horrid. I will make my peace with whatever the outcome is, but the uncertainty is what messes with me. Of course I want us to win, who doesn’t want their side to? But I can deal with whatever happens. It’s the heresay and muddle of the wait that keeps me up at night. It’ll be ok, but I need to try not to overthink it.