Happy Friday! I am eight days into NaNoWriMo and six days into my trip to Los Angeles to visit my sister. Last week, I made a vlog post about all the things I’m doing this month (vacations and visitors and standardized tests – oh my!), but this week, even though I’m behind where I should be to finish the challenge, I’m feeling pretty confident that despite my many other distractions I will win the challenge. Knock on wood.
As it stands, I’ve written 8,400 words of my sequel to Dream Voyages. Fast drafting and working on a new first draft has been a really fun and liberating experience so far. I don’t want to talk two much about the very tentatively titled “Dreamers 2”, because it’s just a first draft. I will say that it includes new dream voyages to new planets, a high school play, and a good dose of smooching.
I’ve also been having the most fun in LA. I may not have 13,333 words, but I do have the answer to where to find the best fish tacos in Los Angeles and the best spots to take selfies with your sister at the Getty (as you can see from the above photo). I also read a possible new favorite book, which I’ll be reviewing on Sunday, went to some Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, visited the Craft and Folk Art Museum, rode the city bus, and saw French new wave film maker, Agnes Varda.
I’m going to keep this post on the short side, because I have words to write, sisters to cuddle with, and museums to visit. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! If you are also doing NaNoWriMo let me know in the comments how you are doing. Hopefully, next week I’ll be making another vlog post about my progress.