November 29, 2008
November 28, 2008
November 25, 2008
In order to help out the Colorado Springs regional word count (we are hovering between 50th and 55th place), I'm going to explore a few of the scenes from other view points. My entire novel is written in first person POV. Tabitha, my main character, is sixteen. So I'm interested in seeing how some of the events play out in someone else's mind.
I can't verify the novel until later today...but soon I shall have a purple bar on the NaNo site. I live for the purple bar!
November 22, 2008
November 20, 2008
I'm tired of groups wanting equality and wanting everyone to be accepting, and then those same groups turn around and are unaccepting of those who are different than them. Perhaps we need to start a revolution that shouts for freedom to be ourselves, to not have our beliefs questioned, to be able to do what WE want.
I know one thing, if I were still a member of eHarmony, I would cancel over this. Just because I think it's weak to give in when refusing to provide a service is something that we should be able to do under the name of freedom.
I wonder when this nation will realize that we are in a handbasket that is flying down a road paved with good intentions...
November 17, 2008
I'm almost to 40,000 words. This is pretty early, but my story just seems to write itself. I love writing in first person, it just comes out easier, and I think it's more fun to read.
I have things to get done today, so I suppose I should get to it. But it's been nice taking it easy this morning.
How is your Monday going? Off to a good start? Tell me about it!
November 15, 2008
November 14, 2008
I have no desire to unify with any group that is only interested in being unified under their rules, under their leader. I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise. These are the same people who want to celebrate diversity as long as that doesn't include the right wing, gun owners and Christians.
I love them because they are human, but I sure don't like they way they think.
November 12, 2008
But with that, there comes a whole slew of other factors, some of which make life more difficult. Last year, I was starting a new job (not to mention the one I started in October!). This year, I'm house-sitting for over half the month. Throw in the fact that my family shows no appreciation for my non-financially rewarding pursuit, and things can get a bit stressful.
I am thankful for having a wonderful group of writers this year--not only are they writing like the lean mean NaNoWriMo machines that I knew they could be, but they show up for write-ins and they say thank you. It's heart-warming.
And my dearest and best friend (the one NOT doing NaNo this year), Dara, did ask about how my novel was going. All the way from Ghana. It means the world to me that she remembers such things, even though she's half a world away and trying to finish up her Peace Corps service.
And since you asked (or you would, if we were face to face now), I'm doing very well on my novel. Yesterday I netted 6,000 words. That might be a personal one day best! My total word count is 27,000. That puts me well past the halfway mark--and it's not even the 15th yet!
Okay, I have some writing to do. So do you. Leave me a comment. What do YOU love about November?
November 8, 2008
November 6, 2008
wine OR beer: neither--mixed drinks!
coffee OR tea: tea
night gown OR pajamas: pj's
bath OR shower: mostly shower, with an occasional bubble bath
lefty OR righty: mostly righty but I can do a lot with my left hand...
cake OR pie: pie, but not a huge fan of either
pumpkin pie OR pecan pie: pecan
one story OR two story: why can't I have lots of stories?
dog OR cat: cat, don't have one, but want one. Not so much a dog person
early bird OR night owl: night owl baby
sport utility OR car: drive a car, want a Jeep
vanilla OR chocolate: mint?
scrambled OR over-easy: depends on my mood
dress OR pants: pants, usually
mustard OR ketchup: mustard, not a big fan of ketchup
red OR green: green
laptop OR desktop: lappy
coke OR pepsi: coke
flats OR high heels: flats
fiction OR non-fiction: fiction, hands down
pulp OR no pulp: no pulp
hugs OR kisses: um, going with hugs for now
will YOU play along OR won't you?
I will tag Miss Pottenger, because I know she can't resist--and Aimee, because I know she updates her blog on a regular basis :P
November 5, 2008
I can safely say I've never been so far along on in just four days of writing. I haven't even done my words for today. My goal is to be over 12,500 by the time I go to bed. Maybe I should challenge myself and shoot for 15,000. I could do it. If I wanted...
November 4, 2008
Seeing as I hate watching coverage of most anything on tv (because let's face it, there is only so much you can say about the same piece of information, and I get tired of sweet nothings fast), that brings me to two options. As much as I adore House (and oh, I do adore him!), I have a novel to write.
So I'm going to spend election night at Panera with other people who are more focused on writing a work of fiction than watching one unfold on tv :P .
Happy writing--and go vote!
November 3, 2008
I should be writing right now.