Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Getting back on track.

SO, I'm done with the Shakespeare class! Yay! But now my brain is mush. My plan is to try and sprint to the finish, but I only have 7 days left, one being Thanksgiving, and one being my son's B-day...so it is more like 5 days....I don't see 50,000 words in my future. BUT, I'm going to give it a try and just see how close I get...

I did not sign up for another class until January, so even though NANO ends Nov 30...I'm going to keep on going til the end of the year and see what I come up with.

I just joined a critique group which starts in January, and I need stuff for them to critique!

Anyways, I wanted to wish everyone and very Happy Thanksgiving, and remind everyone to reflect on what you are truly thankful for this holiday. Life is so short and can be gone in a blink of an eye. You never want to be left wondering if you ever told someone that you loved them. So Tell Them!

Let go of the grudges, the only person they hurt is you. Let go of the anger, and forgive. Tomorrow might be one day too late!

Love Always,

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nano update! I'm only at 3800 words, BUT I'm one week from finishing my Shakespeare class, and then it's nothing but WRITING! I'm going to have to sprint to the end if I'm going to make the 50,000 word mark.

Math Time....

3800 / 50000 =  7.6%

350 words per page (avg) = roughly 143 pages

I've written: 11 pages

11 / 143 = 7.6%

So, since it is about the same, I'm going to count pages. 143 pages seems ALOT less daunting than 50000 words...BUT I'm still behind...
It's OK, I will be able to do it! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NaNoWriMo has started!

OKay, so National Novel Writing Month has started and I took the plunged this year to write 50,000 words in one month. Nov 1 to 30th! Crazy I know, but I'm going to try. As of day 3 I'm at 1879! Yikes. I'm hoping to keep plugging along during the first half of the month while I'm finishing my Shakespeare Class. Too much reading and writing for class and it takes alot of time. But I'm done with the class as of Nov. 20th, and that will give me 10 days of literary abandon to fill in the words I'm short by that time. I think I can, I think I can , I hope I can! The power of positive thinking, right?

Update on my arm...MRI shows a bigger fracture than they thought and it hasn't healed like they thought either. So I have an appt with the Orthopedic Surgeon on Nov 12 to find out what my options include. I'm not looking forward to it at all...Could be surgery, could be casted..not sure, but either way it sucks!

So I'm stealing a writing tip today from another writing buddy, Tristi Pinkston, because she is always full of wisdom.....

Just sit down and write something, already!

Yes Ma'am!

Love Always.