Word Salad — Ceviche

Ceviche. Something you don’t see on the prairies, and if you do, you should probably just walk away.

I must admit, I have missed the Word Salad posts. And it has been a while since I posted anything — sorry about that — so I thought I would bring back a classic. What have I been up to this month?

Well, since finishing my new novel, and dealing with that random snow storm that kept us trapped for a good two weeks, I have been working on getting some prep done for the upcoming NaNoWriMo challenge. I have almost everything I need. The outline is done, and detailed enough to carry me through even with my terrible memory.

I have a setting, a time, fully fleshed out characters, a rotating POV and a method for keeping it all straight. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I have been doing my best to play along with the Preptober challenge with photos and rambling captions.

In between that, school, perpetually sick kids, avoiding the news, and preparing to attend a large family function, I have managed to do one round of edits on my latest manuscript, and have started a second. I would like to think that I can get the second edit (or third draft)  done before NaNo, but I have been feeling a little under the weather the past few days, so I don’t know if that will happen.

In my free time (the little of it I can claw from the calendar), I have been reading and going to the movies. I discovered not that long ago that one of our local theatre shows recorded performances of National Theatre productions from London.

I have so far seen King Lear with Ian McKellen, and Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller (an encore for the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel). While I would always rather see a play in person, I have to say that these broadcasts were fantastic. I am going to have to keep an eye on the website now so that I have an opportunity to see more. There are plenty of stage performances that I would love to see.

What have you been up to this October?

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