19 November 2007

Well, would ya look at that...

You know that 8,000 words I wanted to crank out between Friday and Sunday - I actually did it!

How? I have no idea - other than sheer bloody mindedness.

I mean, there were distractions galore. Everyone is still sick. The Husband was gone part of Saturday and Sunday. The Mt. Everest of Laundry took over most of the house. Our TV died and we had to buy a new one (according to the TV watchers, anyway - I'd have been fine without it).

So I had every excuse to give up on my lofty goal and settle for the minimum 1,667 each day.

But I didn't, and now I'm back where I'm more used to being during NaNo - a couple days ahead. Not that I won't squander that over Thanksgiving, but hey, that's what a cushion is for, right?

17 November 2007

Ready? Set? Write... Ooooo, wait! Coffee!!

I have yet to write a single word today, which bodes un-well for my previously advertised word count goal for the weekend.

However, I have large piles of laundry and live with a bunch of people who think they need clean underwear every day (I know, I know, WTF??!?).

But laundry is underway and I'm about to be myself --- armed with this:

Yeah. That's, like, an inch of froth standing up over the edge of the cup.

Clever, aren't I? Er, yeah, whatever.

The trick is to let the froth set for a good five minutes before you dump the espresso in.

Yum, yum!

16 November 2007

Word Count Goal

My word count goal between now and Sunday night: 8,000 words.

Chances of me actually achieving said goal: slim to none-ish.

I mean, I have work-work to do. I have house-work to do. I have two sick kids. I have a sick husband. I have a sick self. I have email to catch up on. I have phone calls to make to family and friends.

In other words, I am almost certainly setting myself up for failure.

But what the hell. It's NaNo. Anything can happen.

So, here we go. Word count as of this morning: 25,677.

Ready? Set? GO.

09 November 2007

I should have come up with this...

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!

I didn't. Somebody at NaNo has it as their sig line.

And even though I've labeled it as such, it's not technically a Bumpah Stickah either.

But it should be.


I love widgets.

Can you tell?


EDIT: Curses! They don't update! @%*&#!!

EDIT #2: OK, OK, they do update. Just not very consistently. Whatever. They are cute and I love them.

06 November 2007

Character Question: What Do You Want?

So the dude who started this whole NaNoWriMo thing asked his characters this question. And told everyone else. So now EVERYONE is doing it. Including me.

And since I can't seem to post my stupid comment on the NaNo forums, I decided to post it here instead (or, eventually, in addition to).

So. Here's how my characters answered the question:

Luci: I want to find out who murdered my best friend 11 years ago.

Wen-Shu: I want to go back in time and undo the mistakes that cost my father his throne; that way I get to be Empress of the World. Woo-hoo!

Kesera: I want to get the hell out of this stinkin' Keep. Then I want everybody to shut the hell up and stop telling me what to do.

Fenn: I want my dead wife and son back. Barring that, I'll stay high all the time, so I can forget about them.

Lars: I want Fenn to stop getting high all the time, take his responsibilites seriously and go back to good ol' days before he met that crazy bitch. And Luci, I want Luci.

Maida: I want revenge and power and more revenge. Did I mention revenge?

Reygin: I want my birthright back, the one Fenn stole by being born.

On The Rag Again... (doo-bee-doo-waaaah)

Yes, that rag.

Why the public service announcement about it?

Well, only because it's been almost exactly TWO YEARS since the last time.

Yeah. Breastfeeding rocks.

05 November 2007

Still On Course

Up to 8,375 words on the NaNo, which means I'm still keeping up with the daily word count goals. Still amazed by this very fact.

It shouldn't be happening.

Not with the way Ms. Baby sleeps. Not with the way everyone's been sick. Not with work being, well, there.

Wish they had the widgets available, so I could stick my running word count on the side bar.

Which reminds me -- that side bar is a friggin' MESS. Needs cleaning. Like my kitchen.

And like my kitchen, it will likely have to wait until December...

Except for the widgets.

01 November 2007

And they're off!

So it's started. And - in spite of both kids being sick and work going bonkers - I've managed to get through the first day and make word count.


And it's actually going well. If you don't count Luci hijacking the plot. On page 5.

Honestly, I'm amazed and happy-fied to have got this far. Especially considering that if you'd told me a month ago that I was going to do NaNo again, I would have said you were crazy.

We'll see what happens tomorrow.