Well, November has come and gone and now is the time to sit back and figure out if I actually got any substantial writing or editing done in the last 30 days. I can report that I did make it through the line edits for “Book X” although I never had the chance to actually enter them into the electronic document. They are all just red scribbles on the hard copy. So that is a huge job which still remains to be done. Between the anthropology meetings, classes, and Thanksgiving, I just wasn’t able to find the time to hunker down and input my changes. Sigh.
The good news, however, is that I did manage to produce 13,000 words on a new book manuscript. I know it is crazy to try to write two books at once. How much more crazy can it be to try to write three? Actually, this new book, which I will call “Book Y,” is a very natural follow up to Lost in Transition. I started writing it back in April when I had the first germ of the idea, but came back to it after the AAA meetings in San Francisco two weeks ago. I am full of inspiration and energy and want to milk every last word out of it before it dissipates, as it inevitably will
Some people say Carpe Diem. I say Carpe Librum.
So thank you Chris Baty (and the folks at NaNoWriMo) for putting some extra fire under my butt every November.