And it was a glorious break.
I played piano and went for walks and took a few hundred photos. I drew some pictures (not a dedicated monthly challenge, just whatever I wanted), and read part of a book for fun, and refused to feel guilty. I was still teacher-mom and cleaner of houses and fixer of things and maker of fires and cooker of food, but it wasn't interspersed with any of my usual self-slave-driving. I did do too much doomsurfing occasionally, but even that I was able to throttle back on.
Towards the end of the month, I got a copyedit done for someone else, wrote five pieces of flash fiction, and started to feel that familiar chomping at the bit to get back to real work.
So...not a lot of progress to report. (I haven't looked at Gryphon of Glass again, so I have no idea if the edits I made at the beginning of the month were even worth anything.)
For November, I have a story due at the end of the month, and I will make that my only priority. It's a 10k minimum, but I suspect it will be a little longer...maybe 15k? I've got about 2k already and I'm aiming at 1-2k a day until it's done, which should leave plenty of time for edits.
Then I will pick up Gryphon again and hammer out the edits. After that, I am either going to go immediately on to Firebird of Glass (if inspired) or switch to The Dragon Prince's Bride, which I am dying to write again. (And I apologize in advance to my characters. #sorrynotsorry)
I have no art goals, no marketing goals, no other writing expectations. If I don't even get to Gryphon of Glass this month, so be it.
What are your plans for the month? Anyone doing NaNoWriMo? Originally posted at Dreamwidth: https://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1768554.html (I'm more likely to reply to comments there!)