Tuesday, November 30, 2010

To Celebrate

Yes, my friends. I have successfully written a 50,000 word novel in the past 30 days. I thought it would be extremely nervewracking and involve blood, sweat, and tears, but I found that as long as I made my 1700 words a day, it wasn't too bad. All that is left now is to write a little introduction. Maybe this is something that could actually get published someday...

Happy Saint Andrew's Day!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hickory Dickory Dock

Pros about this month:
I have finished the Noro sock and have started another one out of Cascade Heritage.

I have approximately 29,000 words in my Nano at the moment.

I believe I am exactly where I need to be plot-wise in my Nano at this point in the month.

The first part of the last Harry Potter movie has hit the theaters.

It is exactly seven days until Thanksgiving.

Cons about this month:It is a typical cold, dreary November day.

The sun is not shining, and the wind is blowing.

I am behind on Mr. Greenjeans.

I may be coming down with another cold.

It is a month before Christmas.

My Christmas knitting is nowhere near completed.

Right now, the mouse is partway up the clock. Where's yours?

Friday, November 05, 2010

Don't Let It Hit You on Your Way Out

The universe, I have decreed, is out to get me.

I can tell that you don't believe me, but it's true. This week has been such a stressful doozy that if I could go back in time and just skip these past five days, I would. Really. I've spent the said past five days struggling with a MAMMOTH head cold -- one so horrific that I've seriously been tempted to call in sick every day this week (and didn't only because I would have felt unjustifiably guilty doing so for just a cold), and all I've wanted to do when I get home is crawl into bed with a cup of tea and some Motrin and SLEEP. And to cap it all off, it happened to coincide with a certain time of the month when my hormones are all out of whack.

I've been participating in NaNoWriMo this year, and really I've been so wiped out that the only thing I've been able to get done this week is make my daily word count. And when I say the only thing? I mean the ONLY THING. There has been no housework done. There has been no cooking done (other than the brewing of water for the tea). There wasn't even any KNITTING done until last night (See? I told you this cold was a doozy).

The upside to this whole week is that I have 6800 words written and the toe of a sock.

The downside to this whole week is that I have 6800 words written, the toe of a sock, and a house that has officially reached its capacity for disorganized filth.

This weekend is going to be busy. First on the list? The dishes.