Picked up this cute lil thing today:

Picked up this cute lil thing today:

I’ll save my Academy Award worthy speech for when I actually finish my piece, but I just happened to be at the NaNo site today, updating my wordcount. As of today, Winning is now activated, so instead of feeding my words into the gobbler and letting it calculate my words, it takes you to a winner page. You get a neat certficate to save and one of these handybanners to toss about the internet. YAY! Now I’m off to stare at my manuscript and pray for divine intervention, or maybe one of those text-to-speech programs. SIGH. I know what I’ll be doing over the Thanksgiving break.



The NaNo Report, Week Three!

The NaNo Report, Week Three!

Good heavens, aren’t I done with this thing, yet? NOPE! So last week was a slow week. I didn’t really write much all week, mostly because I was burnt. out. from the first 50K words. I’m now over 70,00 and I swear to heaven, just over halfway done. URGH. I realized, this morning, that the end of Nano is approaching. Like SCREAMING at me– next MONDAY! I basically have 7 days to write my story climax and touching ending. Which doesn’t sound hard but YOU DON’T HAVE TO WRITE IT! And so now I’m calm. I realized this week that I was having a hard time moving on in the […]



The NaNo Report, Week Two

Sorry I am a little late updating, this week. I’m. so. tired. I spent last week uhm…. writing. My brain is a fog and my fingers are burning. I decided to take a couple of days off from NaNo’ing so yesterday and today I am just chillin’. Over the weekend I crossed over the 50,000 word mark., First, YAY. Second, Okay, but I still have a ginourmous amount of desert to cross because my story isn’t finished. And Im getting tired. And my writing is getting lazy and uninteresting and I am burning out. Hence, a break for a few days. Not too long, or I won’t go back to […]



The NaNo Report: Week One

The NaNo Report: Week One

It went well. The end. I’m just kidding. Week One did go well. Very well. I wanted to make a serious dent in my piece because I know it will end up being more than 50,000 words. I am wordy and my plot is slightly complicated and requires a clear passage of time and events in order for it ‘read’ right.  I ended up passing 30,000 words over the weekend, which was AWESOME! I’m so proud! So week 2, I hope will firmly insert me in my plot and get me most of the way through it. The ending is going to be a little tricky, I think, so I […]



NaNoWriMo Day 5

NaNoWriMo Day 5

I’ve been avoiding doing a daily post, mostly because I don’t want to talk too much about my “novel” (I feel weird calling it that. It’s really just a long story, lol), because I don’t want to give away too much of it. Suffice it to say, however, that I’m very excited about what’s come out of the effort, so far. I am just under 1/3 of the way to the minimum word requirement, though if I know myself, I’m going to exceed 50,000 words. I’m still working through the major story lines— I like to just dive in and let the details set themselves up and work themselves out. […]



So I’m NaNo’ing…

So I’m NaNo’ing…

This’ll be quick and dirty, because I want to get to it, but I’ve been thinking for a few days, now, that I should probably ya know…. BLOG. So here I am, BLOGGING. I am doing NaNoWriMo. First time, and I’m excited. Maybe it’s all the fanfiction I pump out, but I’m not afraid, at least not of the Word Count. Will definitely finish… but I want it to be good. You know? Read like an actual novel, and therein lies the challenge for myself. It’s coming along nicely, really still working on the first chapter and almost at 5K words in. If you have more than 5K words, don’t […]



Yeah, Hi.

What’s up blog people! Just saying hi and things, doing my monthly “I’m alive!” wave. Things are good, for me. Living and such, so that’s good. I have been trying to get out of the house more, so I haven’t been around much. I’d apologize but…. I don’t think that’s a bad thing! So, I’ve been telling myself that I’m going to to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) … and I started a project earlier this year not knowing you couldn’t pick up something you’d already started for NaNo. Booo. Because. I kind of want to dedicate November to that project and try to get it off the ground. I’ve […]



Check in

Check in

I’ve got a couple of tweets from people asking if I’m alive, so I thought I’d drop a quick line to say YES. :-D Things have been pretty okay since coming home, just have been busy. I still haven’t set up my writing space, mostly due to not a lot of money to do that. May be my fall project. In the meantime the couch or the bed, or next to a caramel macchiato will have to do. And has been doing just fine. I sort of got to a place where I could write about writing, or I could write. I got very deeply into a particular piece and […]



On a horse with no name…

On a horse with no name…

I had about 5 options for naming this post… a few witty, some blatantly honest. I didn’t know which one to go with so I chose none of them. That’s kind of how things go in my life. If I can’t decide, I choose NONE of the options.  Don’t know what I want for lunch? I just don’t eat. Don’t know what color pens I want to buy? I buy none of them. I don’t think the word moderation or compromise have entries in my dictionary. So, I’m having a problem. My problem is two fold– too much and not enough. How is that possible, you ask? Well, I’ll tell […]



Lessons people should learn from me:

Lessons people should learn from me:

Well, actually just one lesson. Do not open a document in Outlook email, work on it, add 2000 words to it and then save it and go to bed. It will not be there when you wake up in the morning and want to look at it, with fresh eyes. No, no it won’t. You will be devastated and stare at the computer, mouth agape, for the better part of an hour while desperately typing phrases like ‘recover documents vista’ into google, hoping for  a miracle. You won’t find one. And so you’ll have to spend your Wednesday night sulking while you muster up some energy to RETYPE whatever you […]