Saturday, November 1, 2014

An (Delayed) Update Day


It's a terrible thing when the thing being forgotten is my own bloghop. I profusely apologize!

There's a good excuse though. Two, actually.

See, you remember I mentioned that we're importing 5000 pairs of shoes? Yesterday we had to start unpacking them. I did this while riddled with flu yet again. So we started at nine, got home at seven.

I ate.

I showered.

I crashed.

And it took me to almost noon today to realize I completely forgot I was supposed to post. It's a disguised blessing for you all, though. Because after I ate and showered, I wasn't all that... how shall I put it? Rational.

But here I am on just enough pain meds (hurts to swallow and... well... breathe. (Yes, I'm pretty sure it's just the flu.))  to actually function, so let me update you.

What I achieved in October:

1) I finished drafting the sequel to The Heir's Choice. 
2) I managed to pretty much do nothing writing-wise for the rest of the month.
3) Unless you count critiquing. I critiqued three books.

My writing break did bring the writing-lust back, though, which means I decided to join in for NaNoWriMo this year. I probably won't win, though, because I have a ton of stuff to get done.

1) Edit The Heir's Choice and Birds vs Bastards once the last of my critiques come in.
2) Sort out formatting. Screw it. Hire someone to do the formatting for me.
3) Write 50k words. Write a nice respectable amount of words and see if I can finish any more of my rough drafts.

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year? My user name is iceangel if we haven't buddied up, yet.


Emma Adams said...

I'm doing NaNo! It was kind of a last-minute decision for me, too, but I have a sequel to draft so I decided to sign up. I'll add you as a buddy! :)

Rena said...

Oh, look at you go! Importing shoes and still worrying about your writing goals. You rock! Also, working when sick like that is terrible. I like your addendum to NaNo. Usually, I'd be all over the NaNo thing, heck, I even signed up again this year, but the truth is, I have some other fish to fry, so it's not looking good. Good luck with your word counts! For NaNo!

coastalwalker said...

I'm doing NaNo too, but as a 'rebel', because I'm writing non-fiction. Sometimes there are just too many things to do...

Botanist said...

All I can say is...go easy on yourself! Especially with the flu - the body needs rest to recuperate. Am behind on goals myself, will drop you a separate note about the beta-reading...

Suzanne Sapsed said...

I have enough trouble keeping up with my shoe business and it's not even triple figures (yet!) so can just imagine what 5000 must have been like!!
Good luck with NaNo, I have a few more hours to decide whether to go for it!

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Do what you can, when you can--as many words as you can manage. Good luck.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

LOL. Hiring it done counts as getting it done!

Hope you feel better.

Christine Rains said...

Good luck with NaNo! I have lost two weeks of the month due to family visits, so I opted out. I still want to try to finishing writing my final D&D novella, though. Feel better soon and have a good weekend. :)

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Thanks for buddying me on Nanowrimo. :)
Looks like a decent month.
Have fun with the shoes. They made for walking?

Suzanne Furness said...

Good luck with NaNo and all your other goals this month. Hope you feel better soon, take care.

shelly said...

Good for you. Guard your computer.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I hope you feel better soon!!!
Way to go with your goals and best wishes for NaNo!

Carrie Butler said...

Eeek! I hope you feel better. :(

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Misha. You are one busy lady! Sounds like the shoe business is going strong. Feel better soon! I added you as a buddy for NaNo. My user name is Susanne_D

Catherine Stine said...

Wow, Misha, 5K pairs of shoes?! You are one busy lady. I AM doing Nano, and I will find you over there. My handle there is CatherineStine.

Gwen Gardner said...

Haha! I said screw it, too, and hired someone to format my latest print book. And wow, that's a lot of shoes! Good luck doing nano <3

klahanie said...

Hey Misha,

I can imagine how much you've missed me! I know, who the heck is this commenting? :)

You are a busy lady, as per usual. I'm rather encouraged you would forget your own blog hop! :)

As for NaNo, yes, as always, NoNo to NaNo!


Trisha F said...

You poor thing, Misha! I hope you feel heaps better soon. xx

On forgetting to post ... That's okay, we all forget some of our own things now and then. haha. And you had a series of very excellent excuses!

Heal fast!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Best of luck with Nano Misha and congrats on all you did in October. Sorry you have the flu.