I am so good at keeping this blog updated.
It's NaNoWriMo. Well, its almost the end of NaNoWriMo, and I'm well and truly lagging behind. This year hasn't gone well, as evidenced by my current word count of 37,660, and the fact I haven't had the time to actually sit and write in coherent blocks of significant time thanks to work and household stuff shows in how choppy my first draft is (I keep forgetting if I've actually written parts, so some of it might just be me repeating myself).
The irony that I'm writing this when I should be writing that isn't lost on me, and yes I am seriously considering adding it to the 'discards' file at the end of my Scrivener document because I really really need the words.
Although that file's taken on a strange poetry of its own, which has occasionally amused me.
My lactose intolerance does, in fact, include chocolate, which has made the 'rewards' side of NaNo interesting. I also had a pumpkin spice latte at my NaNo meet which left me with a stomach ache for a solid two hours. Totally worth it. And at home, well, Lactofree exists.
I appear to be becoming a tea drinker, which is a little disturbing. This is in part due to the fact I have a coffee machine, but my mother drinks whole milk which would be a dramatically bad idea for me and we only have the one milk jug attachment thing. I'm really killing this wording thing lately. Quite possibly stone dead.
Annnnnd my NaNo isn't sticking to the plot I had in mind. Far from looking for his missing brother, the prince has been exiled, he's taken the other main character along with him, and is just about to start wandering around the Winter Palace naked in the middle of the night. "If bored, add a sex scene" sort of worked, until it turned out the painter was chivalrous and concerned with personal safety even if the prince isn't, so there had to be some workarounds.
The whole thing is proving confusing and strangely hard to write, even if I'm mostly liking the characters. But if I edit it, it's going to need significant removals. Some of these chapters are monstrous and... well.
37k and we're only on chapter nine.
Better get cracking... after I've done the shopping.
Asexual, aromantic, and transmasc non-binary. No, I have no idea how I ended up writing romance either.