Wednesday, October 2, 2013

September Stats and Such

August was a crazy time for my revision, re-vamping my query and synopsis, and helping with critique. I was finally relieved when September arrived since we had family visiting and then we were off to DisneyWorld for a week. We haven't visited DW since 2010 so we were looking forward to seeing the new Fantasyland.

We decided to stay at a resort and do the full DisneyWorld experience. I will admit, this was the simplest vacation I've ever had to plan. And somehow, I almost managed to leave behind the park tickets!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our trip
Inside Beast's Castle/Be Our Guest Restaurant. The stain glass window matches my top!
(Yes, I wore that shirt on purpose.) 
There are three dining halls to eat in. The ballroom (see above), The Rose Room, and The West Wing.
So beautiful! In through those windows in the back it is snowing!
Inside Beast's Castle/Be Our Guest Restaurant.
We had to get our picture taken in "France" at Epcot. See that baguette my husband is holding?
We ate a lot of those. And desserts. I love France. 
There always has to be some type of picture in from of the Castle. I love the sky that day!
Muppets forever! I love their little section of Muppet heaven that seems there for me.
One of my all time favorites. 
I found this in Japan and I had to wear my Ghibli shirt.
A kitsune is one of the yokai in my novel. 
Since we've returned, I've felt quite refreshed. On the airplane, I wrote two pages of notes for stories floating around in my head. I started a short story to help get back into the writing grove and jumped into a 21 Day Writing Challenge. I'm two weeks into writing every day, and I love it. I'm mostly doing writing prompts so I'm creating new things every day.

I've been using a calendar and stickers to keep track of my progress after watching author Victoria Schwab's YouTube video. For now, I've simply printed out a calendar from Word and my stickers of choice are Star Wars (since I was gifted a ton).

So here are my September stats:

Wrote 7232 words over 14 days
Average 516/day

It doesn't seem like a lot, but then again, every little bit is something. It's getting me back into being creative and letting my mind work. After doing revision for the past year, this is exactly what my mind needs at the moment.

Now that October is here, and NaNoWriMo is right around the corner, I'm going to keep increasing my word count. I also would like to pick a main project to work on starting next week. Things are progressing slowly, but I'm happy with the results.

Write like the wind!


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