Adventures in Writing: Minor setback

So my left hand has been sore for about 2 weeks now. I figured that I had overworked it while at work moving some cookbooks (those monsters are heavy!).

Even though I was resting it on my off days, the soreness persisted. I finally went to the hospital and thankfully, I don’t have a fracture. But they figured that I had pulled a tendon in my hand, hence the soreness.

If you follow me on twitter or Instagram, then you’ve seen the splint I have to wear for the week. It’s not bad, but I do have to get used to slowing it down for a minute. So instead of tying with one hand, I’m putting my writing on hold for the week. Doctor’s orders are to rest my hand, so that’s what I’ll be doing. I need my hands to be at 100%, so I think my characters can wait one week.

What are you guys up to this week?

#WriterWednesday: Caution when approached

Confusion

Last night, I was asked to collaborate on a project to write a children’s book about learning math. The idea wasn’t mine, but I was approached to write the script for a picture book. The person who came to me was told by a 3rd party they could get the book published once it’s done. And that was it. I mean, that’s all the information I was given.

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#WriterWednesday: NaNoWriMo wrap-up

So November is over, and December is here! Man—where did the time go?! I can’t believe that this year is almost over. Seriously, where did the time go?

This means that another NaNoWriMo challenge is wrapped up. Despite some roadblocks, I was able to meet my goal of 50,000 words. Yay!

In the middle of the challenge, I’d started to get stuck in my plot. So I took the time to write out the plot points, characters and traits on slips of paper and arranged them in different ways. Physically seeing the story allowed me to move the parts in the areas I thought they’d serve best. And then the words started flowing again! It’s a little easier to write when you know what your story is about.

So what will December bring for this story? Lots of editing, reshaping, and rewriting, which I really look forward to. For those who participated, what did NaNoWriMo bring you? Did you complete your word count goal? And what’s next?

For those who didn’t do the challenge, what are you working on this month?