I have been battling a cold for a week, which is why I didn’t post yesterday. Posting while I am working on the book has been a moving target. Maybe you, the reader, should not expect it on any specific day.
I am still working on the bibliography. I probably have a few more days. After it is done, I need to look at potential pictures and start trying to get permission to use them. Like the bibliography, I think this will be a daunting task.
Besides working on the book, I have been watching the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) national championships. That has been a lot of fun and a good antidote for how crappy I have been feeling.
Pay close attention and you’ll realize that I skipped week 20. I had a 10-day break. First, I had to get ready to go to Florida. Following an 8-day stay in Florida, we arrived back from the trip at 1:30 AM on Thursday, January 18th. I then needed a brief period to reset and refocus. Today, I started working again.
Working on the bibliography is just as tiresome and demanding as I expected. It’s really challenging to determine the proper categorization for blogs, online-only databases, and newspapers. I’m considering removing those sources from the bibliography and keeping them only in the endnotes.
My last day posting on NaNoWriMo was Jan 9. Initially, I planned to fill in the 10-day gap to make it seem like I had been posting without a break. While writing this, I’ve decided not to proceed with that plan. I’m planning to resume posting today. It will be the same project but the days in a row count will start over.
Today marks my 140th day of work. That equals almost 358 hours of work. I started this project in August, establishing a NaNoWriMo that runs from Aug 21 to April 30th. I still need to compile the bibliography. By then, my manuscript will be fairly complete.
Because I am so close, I am not sure I need to work every single day. More accurately, I am not sure that I have to post an output in NaNoWriMo every day. For the next 11 days, I am probably going to skip doing that. I will not have an update next week and will resume posting on Jan. 20th
Happy New Year!