What Else In September


Writing Work

Finally hit the 20K mark on In Need of Luck. I did the arithmetic last night and realized that if I want to finish an 80K draft by the end of the year, I need to write 660-925 words a day, depending on whether I take weekends off. I wasn’t going to do NaNoWriMo because it just hasn’t worked out well for me the last few years. But, maybe the extra excitement would be a good thing. I’ll see how October goes.

Other Life Stuff

September has been cooler, but I’m totally ready for winter. Phoenix, AZ winter, that is.

We spent a long weekend in Omaha a few weeks ago. On one hand, I’m not a fan of being over-scheduled, and going to Omaha requires a certain number of things to be done. On the other hand, the bite-sized trip meant less interruption of schedule for everyone. Maybe we’ll manage to find cheap flights and do that more than once a year.

Fall League is in swing. Eric and I are on Pat and Marlena’s team again. It’s a low-stress team and I’m having fun. At least when my body allows me too. I bailed at halftime during the last game. So much of me ached and I had no energy. Luckily, all our ladies were in attendance and I left the game in better hands than mine.

Online, I’m trying hard not to do All The Things and save more energy for writing and reading and general living. October is a busy month in my corner of the internet. It’s been hard saying “no” to myself when I want to sign up for everything that sounds fun.

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