“Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it’s really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.”
― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
How is it already time for the weekly wrap-up? Last week was a crazy one for me. We’ve been dealing with illness in my home, as well as the general Christmas rush, and posting didn’t go as planned. Apologies for abandoning you (for the most part).
I do hope this wrap-up finds you well, and I hope to see you this week for more quotes and more Scrivener tips!
Monday: Quote of the Week
Okay, it’s a little late. But here I am, giving you the weekly wrap-up. It’s been a crazy week for me. Very little sleep thanks to a little guy with a cold and ear infection, and a husband with Shingles. Gah. This week has really hit below the belt, so if I’m behind this following week, you know where to find me: napping.
I’ll be continuing my Scrivener Tutorials throughout this month and possibly into January. On the list are making goals in Scrivener, as well as syncing with Aeon Timeline, so stay tuned! If you have a suggestion or wishlist for what you’d like to see for Scrivener Tutorials, write me a comment or send me a message!
In the meantime…
This week marked the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Which means, for you uninitiated, that those of us who participate are busy trying to write our fingers to the bone and write 50K in 30 days. For those of you keeping track, we’re already 8 days in, and should be about 13K in.
For that reason, I’ve reduced my number of posts for November, to every couple of days, while I attempt to keep up with the demands of such a writing schedule, in addition to every day life.
This week saw the following posts:
Monday: Quote of the Week
I hope you all have enjoyed a productive week and are ready to face a second week of mad writing.
In the meantime, I’m going to be attempting to maintain my 2500 word a day average, but you may find me on Twitter or Pinterest searching for inspiration (and my sanity) as the month progresses!
Keep writing, my friends!
You forget everything. The hours slip by. You travel in your chair through centuries you seem to see before you, your thoughts are caught up in the story, dallying with the details or following the course of the plot, you enter into characters, so that it seems as if it were your own heart beating beneath their costumes.
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Butterfly
Oh, how true. As writers we slip into that spot where we lose track of time and get trapped in the stories of our mind. I hope this is you, as NaNoWriMo progresses. Best of luck to my fellow writers out there. Feel free to comment below with your word counts and how you’re nailing your novel!
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Given the imminent arrival of November, and with it, National Novel Writing Month, this quote seemed especially fitting this week. For what is NaNoWriMo but an excuse to release that story inside us all?