So Book #3 is being set aside for anywhere between 6 weeks (for April's Camp NaNoWriMo), to July (second Camp NaNoWriMo) or until November (NaNoWriMo- the most likely time I will pick it up again). I think it will be good to step away from the story and revisit it at a later date. Debating on whether to show parts of it to its um... inspiration... in a few weeks. I know he's curious!
I did accomplish just over 35K words for orgasm_circlet and will work on weaving the rest together in one of the NaNo months. I left my comfort zone and am now more comfortable writing out the "details" :-) I plan to continue to add them as the story requires when I write the full draft out.
My parents are currently on a road trip and my mom brought Why are YOU Still Single?! along. She says she can't get over how I handled everything in How to Suck at Dating Without Even Trying since 90% of that book was creative non-fiction with names, places, and dates changed to protect the guilty. She says she reads some parts aloud to my dad because they're so funny with how I describe them. My sister really loves Why are YOU Still Single?! and hopes that life will imitate art (don't we all in this book's case?!).
I may start sifting through the binders of notes for my teen novel idea for either Camp NaNoWriMo or NaNoWriMo. These are the binders of stories I wrote as a teen and will be using them to start a more updated and better-written story. I mean come on, internet wasn't even in most homes when I wrote these and I don't think any of my characters would even know what a text message was, and they certainly never emailed anyone! I need to get them out of the 1990s and into this century!! I still need a better title than the original which was simply the name of the town where everyone lived and, thanks to Nicolas Sparks, is also used in another book and movie. The town will stay the same mainly because, unlike Nicolas Sparks, I can actually get the geography right! Well, his whole ferry bit would have been accurate for the post-Sandy state of the island but it was NOT accurate in his book OR the movie from it. It also does not have a "downtown".
Hoping I can be a Municipal Liason for NaNoWriMo because we really don't have a proper one for where I live. The closest one mainly has people from universities anywhere from 45-60 minutes north of me and the next-closest one is an hour away in Indiana. I have several small colleges in my area and I think we'd be better served with our own NaNoWriMo chapter (and not have the ML from 45 minutes away worry about accomodating us). I LOVE going to events and write-ins and I loved that I could attend some that were close to me when I was in Phoenix and Las Vegas (ironically, the events closest to me were when I was on the other side of the country- go figure!). My city needs more of a positive social scene like NaNoWriMo and its respective events. I REALLY enjoyed it out in Phoenix and Vegas and you know what? It was fun to meet up with people that I knew I shared interests with!
I didn't apply to be an ML last year because of my crazy work schedule and being out of town so I didn't plan to do NaNoWriMo at all, much less try and lead it. In fact, I decided to do it in October and threw myself in full-force in about the middle of November thanks to my inspiration. Looking forward to more inspiration in the coming weeks and months :-)