It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the second half of November, let alone nearing the end of the year.
By yesterday’s count and indicator on my handy-dandy NaNoWriMo widget, I’m at 77% of the 50K word count goal. I plan on writing at least another 20K after that so I think I’m at a good pace with the story. Aside from the previous murder victims, no new bodies have turned up but there’s still time. 🙂
I needed to break things up a bit so I started going through some of my old stories, some written several years ago. What did I discover? It was a mish-mash of recollections and admittedly I know my writing has improved since.
Years writing and learning about the craft highlighted things I could have done differently. See how I didn’t say I did it wrong? Since there are no strict rules on writing, I can put some of my earliest literary offerings in the category of ‘story structure that beats to a different drum.”
There are certain things I’d never do now in terms of technique, but at the end of the day, the majority of the story ideas had some merit. A little tweak here and there, some updating of tech and lingo, they might still be viable stories in today’s market. Way to strive for timeless novels. Go, me! LOL
Today, I’m officially a dot com. That sounds groovy. This blog has officially found its home at tonettedelaluna.com and I’m psyched.
Also, with the help of the Sisterhood, I decided to give my blog a reno. New look, cleaner interface. if you’re reading it now, hope you like it. Please tell me what you think. I’d love to know how to improve.
Speaking of improvement, I always strive to better myself. There’s a perfectly timed mystery writing workshop at SavvyAuthors that starts tomorrow. It’s a perfect supplement to my current endeavour. It’ll also be nice to see things on my computer screen that aren’t of my own creation every now and then. Keeps things fresh.
The writing continues. I’ll be keeping my brain busy with more reference books and the languages to break up the monotony. Here’s to a productive week!