Swamped

By Katharine Swan On Friday, October 21, 2011 At 1:49 PM

Ahhh...  That's better.

I just sat down on the couch, snuggled up in my blanket, and arranged the tools of my trade around me — lap desk, laptop, to-do list and time sheet, phone, and (a little farther away) my Nook.  I've been so busy lately that I don't think I've been able to work on the couch in two weeks — in fact, I haven't had a chance to do much at all, aside from the necessary client work.

Last week, I spent most of my time completing client projects and getting ready for a doll show my mom and I were selling at on Sunday (which went fairly well, by the way, even though it made for a very busy weekend).  This week, I've had doctor's appointments (for a medical study I'm participating in), family obligations, car problems, and plumbing problems eating up my time, so having an afternoon when I can sit down, put my feet up, and work without any time constraints sounds like an amazing luxury right now.

I have found a little time to work on a website for my novel — it's a little premature, but it's been fun nonetheless, and I figure having a site ready will give me some networking power during NaNoWriMo.  Doesn't hurt to have some potential readers already lined up, right?

Speaking of NaNoWriMo, it starts in just a week and a half.  Anyone else doing it this year?  I intend to provide a better accounting of myself this year, though if my weeks don't get a little less busy, adding 1,667 words per day into the mix should be interesting!

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Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles Says:  

I'm registered for NaNoWriMo for the first time, but since the novel I'm working on already has 50,000 words, I have to start a new one. I have an idea to work with and am just waiting for November 1st to start getting it down on paper.

 
 
Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

NM, I'm working on something I've already started on. Having done NaNo before, I decided a few years back that the point was more to write 50,000 words than to start something new. I have about 19k on my current novel, and am hoping to use NaNoWriMo to finish it. If you think your novel can take 50k more words, I'd keep working on that one. It's not perfectly by the rules, but I like to use NaNoWriMo to motivate me, and that often means bending the rules a little. ;o)

 

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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