Right, now where was I?

It’s remarkable how quickly one can fall out of the habit of writing every day. It’s been almost two months since I worked on my current novel — mainly due to travel and stuff — and it would be very easy to drift along past Christmas without delving back into it.

But with so many people doing nanowrimo, and my own desire to finish this novel, I’ve made an effort this morning to get back into it.

And how better to plunge back in than resume my Tuesday morning cafe session? Two coffees, scrambled eggs and a peppermint tea later, I’ve scribbled some notes, read over the past few scenes, and stared into space in abstracted fashion…


I may not have written any actual words yet, but I’ve started to get immersed in the story again. I’m pretty sure I know how it’s going to end now, I just need to figure out how to get there without it sucking. (Yes, ok, I know I’ve been saying that for a while now…)

To spur myself on, I’m going to set myself a goal. I’m going to do a half nanowrimo (since I’ve missed the first half of the month). That’s 25,000 words — or the end of the novel — by the end of November.

Better get to it!

No more whining about how endings are so difficult. No more excuses.

The challenge is laid down…

14 thoughts on “Right, now where was I?

  1. Welcome home, Ellen. I enjoyed the blogs you posted while on your trip. Good luck with the 25,000 words. I am doing NaBloPoMo–write 30 blog posts in the month of November. So far, I am on schedule.


    1. Thanks, Janice. I’m glad you enjoyed the travel blogs — there are a couple more to come I think…

      NaBloPoMo sounds like fun, particularly if you lash them to themes as I see you doing! Good luck with that — and excuse me while I freak out at what I’ve just committed to!


  2. Let’s get ‘er done!!

    I just realized that’s a catch phrase for an American comedian (Larry The Cable Guy) and you probably won’t get the reference. Oh well. Suffice it to say I’m wishing you the very best with your efforts, and I look forward to reading the results!!


    1. Well, technically the words are understandable enough. And I agree with them. This wip has been hanging around for far too long! Onwards! (It has grown rather big, though. That’s my excuse.)


  3. Way to jump right back into things, Ellen! It took me a week after returning from Hawaii (with only a three hour time difference) to get back into a groove. Impressive. Good luck with Half Nano! 🙂


    1. It’s not proving easy – even though I HAVE been back a week! I’m still trying to settle back into my life and nothing is straightforward… But at least a pledge to Half Nano gives me a focus…


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