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The Writing Continues

Just in case you are wondering, I am still writing.  I missed the day the computer died, so I am already behind on getting 50,000 words in this month.  We also found out Greg’s mom is coming for Thanksgiving, so I am not sure if I will get to write those days.  I am however really enjoying myself.  I have just over 4000 words written.  I am supposed to be at about about 8000 today.  Humm, some how I doubt I will make it that far.  That doesn’t mean I am giving up.  Even if I don’t get it done in a month (what a huge goal), I believe I will still keep at it.  As long as I don’t get too picky about what I am writing, it seems to go pretty smooth and is very enjoyable.  I keep hearing the key is to just get it down on paper, so matter what you think of your first attempts, then you go from there.  I think they are on to something.

It's a cosmic joke right?

First the fridge, then the computer.  Egads!  Do you have any idea how much I rely on my computer?  I bet you do if you follow my blog and listings.  I mean I live on this thing…literally.

So last night as I was finishing the first draft/chapter/day of writing on my book the computer just shut off.  Just shut off, no warning, no nothing.   It has done that before a few times.  Ya, I knew I was going to need a new one, but I figured it was just tired and today it would work again.  No such luck.  It comes on for oh, about five minutes…then out again.

So today I have a fancy new desk top.  Too bad I can’t figure out how to get my email to work on this thing and lost half my passwords.  Today is going to be a long day.  I will be getting auctions and things up sometime later after I get this all figured out.  Cheers.

Do you fell neglected?

I feel like I have been neglecting my blog a little bit.  Funny how life gets in the way of things we intend to do isn’t it?  I had a blog all written out in my head yesterday, then things started to happen and I forgot all about it.

The fridge died yesterday.  So we called a repair dude.  He was nice enough, but turns out the repair is much as a new one.   I fell icky that the fridge is disposable.  All that space it will take up in land fill.  However, we can now buy a fridge that actually fits into the space it belongs, as opposed to how the previous owners did it….sawing off part of the cabinet.  Then it still didn’t fit.  Yes, for six years apparently the fridge just stuck out awkwardly.  Now is had died.  We are fridge shopping today.

Today is also the day I start my novel in a month adventure.  Yes, I am still doing that and yes I am starting today, but I was told not to neglect the blog, so I made that my first priority…well after I added a few things to Etsy.   I do have a fridge to pay for now after all.

So my other bog I had written in my head was all about the Peanuts.   Every year during the holidays I make a point to watch the Peanut specials, or at least I try to watch them.  This year I saw the ads for the Great Pumpkin, and I quickly told Greg not to let me forget.  Good thing too, as I was working and would have missed it all together, but my wonderful hubby came in the studio and turned it on for me, so I could once again be on the edge of my seat to find out if The Great Pumpkin comes to visit Linus.  I can hardly wait to see the Thanksgiving special to see what they eat and then the Christmas special to see what kind of tree they get.   How could anyone ever get tired of the Peanuts.  Hands down my favorite cartoon ever.

A novel in a month?

This morning as I was waking up, drinking my tea, I was browsing the various blogs I like to read. I haven’t visited Lori Greenburg for a while. A while, is about a week. I came across her post about National Novel Writing Month. Write a novel, 50,000 words in the month of November.

At first I thought, is she crazy? How would anyone find the time? Then I looked at the website, read a bit, and started to feel that twinge of excitement. It started small and is slowly growing. Could I do this? Do I have enough in me to do it? How would I start? What would I write? I still don’t know the answer, but I signed up. I added my name. I am thinking of plots and ideas. I made the step, I have a commitment, I am going to try.

I have always been an avid reader. When I was a kid, teenager, I always thought it would be cool to wrote novels. I read a lot of everything, including chick lit, fantasy, romance, historical romance, sci fi, or whatever catches my eye. Some of my favorites are JK Rowling (of course), Janet Evanovich, Diana Gabaldon, Anne Rice, and Jennifer Cruise. There are many more, but you get the idea.

Do I think I could ever live up to the reputations of these great writers. Absolutely not. However, one will never know until one tries. The idea behind a novel in a month, is to just do it. Get the words out, expecting them to be drivel. I am good with that. I will help me to know if I am really meant to write or not.

After all, I really enjoy my blog. I love to write here, about just any old thing, so we’ll see what happens in November.

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