Having a full time job can put a damper on writing. Most employers aren’t that keen on you putting off what they want you to do so you can do what you want to do. You can’t very well say something like, “I’ll finish the Jenkins report just as soon as my heroines heaves her bosom into the handsome pirate king’s chest!” That sort of thing is not appreciated.

Not that I’m complaining. I love my job. And it pays the bills, which is more than I can say for my writing. But you know what always happens? I always have the urge to write while I’m at work and not so much when I’m not at work.

It’s not much different than being at work every day and thinking, “Man, if I was home I’d be doing so many fun things!” Then you take a day off and end up sitting on the couch in your underwear bored out of your mind. Well, I don’t know about you but that happens to me. Frequently.

So, by my count there’s roughly 38 days until NaNoWriMo starts. My preparations to date are:

1) Characters — Not done
2) Plot — Not figured out
3) Basic reasoning for the story — Somewhat complete
4) Outlines — Not started

So… right on track!