Poor Man’s Wolverine

wolverine's claws

I don’t think I’ll be slashing my way through anything anytime soon with these pins.

On the bright side, I’m getting pretty handy(!) with my left hand. It was pretty useless for most of my life but now I can brush my teeth with it pretty darn well.

Writing is slow and agonizing and any speech to text program is aggravating. For whatever reason it’s easier to let my thoughts pour out through typing than it is through speaking. And what I write is strange and sounds ridiculous when I say it out loud in front of people.

Six more weeks in this cast.

NaNoWriMo Fail

broken hand

Oops.

I was off to such a great start too. I had just finished my word count for day three and wanted to get out and enjoy the rest of the day. It was unseasonably warm and tennis looked like an attractive option.

If only I knew.

The details of the accident are too embarrassing to share, but surgery is scheduled for Thursday to put some bones back where they belong. Typing with one hand is slow going and frustrating beyond belief. We’ll try writing a novel again in December.

NaNoWriMo 2013

It’s that time again! nanowrimo logo

I was strongly considering skipping NaNoWriMo this year in favor of writing more short stories and trying to get more publishing credits under my belt, but ultimately I realized that there’s no other time during the year that I’m going to be insanely motivated to dive in and try to write a novel.

I had a lot of success last year and was happy with the product I ended up with (even though I have yet to finish editing it!). I attribute that success to the amount of planning and outlining I did (and the accelerated schedule). I had a strong chapter by chapter outline of what I wanted to happen as well as notes for settings and character backgrounds that I would weave throughout.

This year…not so much. I switched jobs last month and moved to a new city so there hasn’t been a lot of time to plan for NaNoWriMo. I’ve got a kernel of a plot and a skeleton outline, but as I type this I’m starting to become terrified.

Only a few days left to get my act together!