Friday, November 22, 2013

I Knocked, but No One Answered

A little photo and poetry just for fun!

I Knocked, But No One Answered

I came upon this charming house
while out the other day.
I stopped to knock upon the door,
but no one came to say,
"Come in, come in! Please have some tea
and chat with me a while."
It was a disappointment,
but I couldn't help but smile.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Random Recent Rad Stuff

  • Yesterday I passed the halfway point in my NaNoWriMo project. This means that, as long as I keep up this pace, I will be an official NaNoWriMo winner for the first time ever!
  • I have also reached the midway point on my PiBoIdMo list. I'm sure I will have 30 ideas by the end of the month!
  • Thanksgiving is in less than two weeks, which means exactly two weeks from now my house will be completely decked out for Christmas!
  • My hubby has all of next week off. I hope this means I'll get to spend my days writing my novel and cuddling with him on the couch. 
  • Also happening next week: My daughter will be performing in the All State Chorus, and my son will be in his school's performance of "The Magical Land of Oz." I made his costume.
  • It is officially cold enough to enjoy hot tea, cocoa and soup without feeling like a weirdy.
  • Little Guy has recently stopped wanting me to "tuck him in." This is a good thing, but bittersweet. 
  • Pumpkin everything!
  • I got to see some preliminary sketches for WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? That was cool!
  • Signed books! My son got to meet Neal Shusterman (Unwind, Everlost), and I got to meet Rainbow Rowell (Attachments, Eleanor and Park, Fangirl) at an event at my local library!
What rad stuff has happened in your life recently?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

PiBoIdMo and NaNoWriMo Updates

It's November 7th! And do you know what that means?

Day seven of NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo!

So how has it been going, you ask?

I am happy to announce that I have ELEVEN new ideas in my PiBoIdMo notebook. Though, technically, I can only count nine of them because the first two came to me on the last day of October. But still, that's two days ahead!

NaNoWriMo has been more of a challenge. For starters, it began on a Friday, which in itself is a rather tall hurdle for me to overcome. But add to that having my hubby home from work, and going to my sister's house for dinner--and it becomes a wall to scale rather than a hurdle to leap over! Saturday wasn't much better because we were having dinner guests and I spent a major chunk of the day cleaning house and cooking a big pot of pozole. Sunday...well, Sundays are a challenge of their own. And Monday? Monday I spent organizing Sunday School curriculum for the next six weeks. Talk about a chore!

None of these things would normally be big issues, but with NaNoWriMo every day counts! So, I am behind. My word count is hovering at around 8,000. But I have been writing every day. And I mean to catch up, darn it!