It’s a gorgeous autumn day up here in the Sierra and my plan is to work on my novel out on the deck, enjoying the fresh air. Also, to get out of view of my messy house, dishes and quilting to do, Christmas shopping, and the bi-monthly dealing with the hospital that shall remain nameless, that keeps billing us instead of our insurance.
They are making me go Pirate – Aaaarrrggghhh!
November comes at just the right time for me to finish my first draft and let it ‘breathe’ in a drawer for a few weeks before I edit. I have a deadline to get a decent second draft finished by Martin Luther King’s Birthday week-end.
While I wait for the ‘breathing’ novel, I will try to finish the first draft of a different novel (one I worked on last year during the NaNoWriMo craziness).
So… Not Pretending will be pretty quiet this month. I may – no promises – toss out an excerpt here and there from previously mentioned novels.. Just to keep my little corner of cyberspace from growing cobwebs.
I’ll leave you with this quote:
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on
— Buddhist Proverb