One of my classes got way behind due to teacher illness. This meant that week before this last one I had free time! In which I got to chapter 13 and just over 45,000 words in my novel draft.
Then said teacher decided to load us down with work to try to catch us up. Result of that? I’ve gotten no further in my draft, in fact, it’s been about 9 days since I did anything on it. I intend to remedy that this weekend and to make a push for 60,000 words before Tuesday. There are only two weeks of classes before finals and I have papers to write and a lot of extra translating to get done, so we’ll see if that last 40,000 is feasible in only a week and a bit (this novel will, however, be finished by the end of December no matter what that takes).
I also found out that one of my writing instructors next term is the author of “How to Make an American Quilt” which I think I read as a teenager. I know it was made into a movie, but I don’t remember if I saw the movie. Hopefully her workshop will be better run than the one I’m taking this term. No more poetry workshops for me, no sir, not at this college anyway.
So that’s where things stand. On the plus side, my Casimir Hypogean characters are chattering in the back of my mind again, though the scenes seem to be working their way back towards the beginning of the story. Hopefully by January they’ll be at the point I quit writing so I can pick up the threads and move it along. We’re only a few chapters away now with the current mutterings in my brain. Maybe I just needed to take a break and let the story get back to me. We’ll see.