Sunday, November 10, 2013

Slow progress

It's a slow process lately because of all I have going on. Due to NaNoWriMo I didn't craft as much as I usually do. As I was being non-productive and distracted by the internet, by Wednesday I gave up on sitting and trying to write at the beginning of the day. So I crocheted and caught up on my TV viewing. And I got the other side of the sweater done. Now onto the sleeves this week which I'm making longer than the pattern says. I don't want a short sleeved cardigan.


Today I went winter shoe shopping. Specifically for boots as I currently own short uggs and 4" stiletto, knee high boots. So I went for something in the middle.
Mid-calf, chunky heel. Purposely slouched. And I miraculously have room at my toes.
Also managed to pick up the following in the clearance section:

Cute right? The last pair are my new slippers for the winter. And here's Onyx lying in the box top for some strange reason.

Now, onto my NaNoWriMo update. I seem to only get my daily word count done lately if I'm faced with the midnight deadline. Rarely am I inspired by a scene enough to bang out several hundred words like I've previously done. I'm usually at least a day ahead with my word count, prior to today, I was only about 400 ahead. I'm having trouble getting inspiration. Right now I'm stuck as to what the next challenges will be for the princess' suitors. I've done a long horse race through the desert and a writing test. The last one, which I may skip ahead to, is the fighting tournament. Suggestions welcome.

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  1. Love the boots and slippers, and sounds like you got good deals. :) Would some sort of physical endurance test help your story? Climbing a mountain to get a certain kind of medicinal herb, etc?

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    1. Thanks. They're coming in handy in the cold weather. Weatherbug is telling me it's 31 out at the moment. Brr. As for the endurance test, possibly. The story takes place in a desert so no mountains. I know I need a dragon to make another appearance but that will be after the fights. An idea of a scavenger hunt came to mind. But what to find that would test them.

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