The final OU module is complete (results expected early December), and there’s a big hole in my schedule. Well, there are plenty of things to be done but I am missing the intellectual challenge (people who know me will chuckle at that!).
Hang on, I just remembered I wrote a list of things earlier in the year:
- Pye Black Box – Disaster struck, because I forgot the basics of noise pickup in an amplifier circuit and moving the volume and tone controls from the amp to the edge of the box has resulted in nothing but humming coming out of the speakers. Back seat for that then.
- Last year’s NaNoWriMo – I’ve carved it to bits and put it back together, leaving out all the obvious dross. But it needs a lot of work. Back seat for that, too.
- Guitar playing clips on YouTube – I have been playing more lately, but got completely absorbed messing about with Christine McVie’s Songbird that I forgot the overall plan. Back seat.
- Book-selling – just about everything I have on the shelves is for sale at Amazon for 1p. Forget that then.
- The old manor house at our local woods, and resident ghost? Nope.
- Photography project. Complete lack of focus.
- Editing my poetry for self publishing? I wish I didn’t write lists.
OK, so I can avoid all of these things by doing NaNoWriMo again this year. I have a few characters jotted down, and a loose plot idea, but there’s a way to go. Luckily there are also ten days left before I need to start.
Having a clear plot is important to me this year, because last time my writing horse kept galloping off in the wrong direction. It was having so much fun, it completely forgot that a book needs a beginning, middle and end that kind of fit together, at least a little bit.
I’ve just read my NaNoWriMo stuff from last year a bit further down this blog, and wondering if I’m going to find anything different to say this year.