The moving saga continues.
I have started packing. While this may seem premature, I’ve found it really pays to begin early. That’s especially true now, since I don’t have the strength to do a lot at one time. I began in the kitchen today. The strategy is to pack everything except frequently used items. This really speeds the process, once we have found our next residence.
I’m happy about the move, but have accepted that the NaNoWriMo challenge will fall by the wayside this year. That’s disappointing because I’ve done a lot of research. I’ve also created a chapter-by-chapter outline, named all the characters and drawn a map of the setting. The story has come to life and I’m itching to write it. I learned a lot from last year’s challenge and thought that this year’s story might eventually reach print.
I had even done some research on book printing. I have no illusions about a major publisher beating a path to my door. Any book printing will have to come out of my pocket and the last time I checked, that pocket only held a small amount of change. I’ll undoubtedly create an e-book to start, but a part of me longs to hold my book in my hands and turn the pages. Last year, a free copy was offered to those who finished the NaNoWriMo challenge. Although I finished the challenge, my book wasn’t ready for printing. I had hoped that this year would be different.
For now, I’m setting aside thoughts of writing, book printing and that elusive publisher banging at my door. Perhaps 2012 will be the year. In the meantime, I have a lot of packing to do.