Sunday, November 16, 2008

Novel Writing Month Drags on --and I'm still behind

Well, I'm still waaaaaay behind where I need to be on National Novel Writing Month. I'm only at 6,000 words and I should be well on my way to 15K by now. Like my friend Joy who is a freakin' writing MACHINE (Hi Joy! leave a comment). Any other NANO writers out there?

So how to catch up? Someone with NANO said that to catch up, go to a library, set aside a solid hour and just type like crazy... I might try that some time tomorrow. We'll see.

Hey, any of my friends have any blogs out there they want to link to over here? let me know.
Any NANO's want to contribute on how you're hacking it through the month?

Here's hoping I'll have something to post by the end of next week....


Woo hoo! and Praise the Lord! My short story, "Things I've Seen While Kayaking" has been accepted by Glass Fire Magazine. It's an on-line literary magazine, and I'm sooooo psyched about getting the short story accepted (I'll even get paid as well!)

Keep watching this blog for updates, a link and maybe even a teaser for the story....Hmmmm....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Crud Virus Vs. NANO--who wins?

Yep, I'm still here and kicking and trying to get my National Novel Writing Month story off to a decent start, though that nasty cold virus and a raging ear infection have put me out of commission for a while, and thus behind.

It's really easy to think "Oh sure, I'll take a day off to recover, and that will also give me the opportunity to do some writing." Riiiiiiight. I was on cough medicine that kind of put me in la-la-land but at the same time, made me hyper. 2 a.m. in the morning and I'm like a squirrel on speed....

...bottom line, I'm hoping to boost up my word count---right now I'm only at 3,500 and I'm not too please with what I've written, but as I've said, this is an exercise is just having fun at wild literary abandon, so I'm trying to take my own advice and just chill out for a while.

And on a totally non-related matter, here is a picture of my backyard....I thought it was cool...