#NaNoWriMo2015 Week Three

I have felt this way for SO long.

I have felt this way for SO long.

No in-depth blog post today. Trying to hit 50,000 words before we go over the hills and through the woods to Grandmother’s (and Great-Grandmother’s) house. Oh, and Little Man turns 9 on November 28th, so there’s a birthday party to plan as well as all the Thanksgiving festivities.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Stay safe!

#NaNoWriMo2015 Week One

quote-Margaret-Haddix-when-writing-isnt-going-well-then-the-bad-16873So far, this week has FLOWN by. I’m happy with my word count. I’m sitting at a healthy 13,895 words. I knew I was going to be taking weekends off. Having Little Man around makes it impossible to get much serious writing done. Or any writing at all. When he seems me writing, he steals my notebook and pen and does his own writing. He’s such a little shit helper.

If the Husband had a ‘normal’ job with weekends off and only 40 hours a week (instead of his 80+ – it’s the oilfield, what ya gonna do, right?), he swears he’d let me lock myself in the bedroom and pound away at the keyboard. But I’ll make the best of the situation and jot down notes while Little Man is spinning in circles in the kitchen and yelling “WHOA” when he gets tipsy. Continue reading

This Year, I Will Be the Storm! #NaNoWriMo2015

This year, "I am the storm!"

This year, “I am the storm!”

Halloween is TOMORROW and that can only mean one thing. Nope, not dressing up and pounding on doors demanding candy. Not even that Thanksgiving or even Christmas are careening towards us like a meteor on a collision course. It means the morning after the sugar-induced comas, it’s NaNoWriMo season!

For anyone that isn’t sure what the heck that is (don’t worry, it took me a year before I found out – I can be a little slow from time to time), it stands for “National Novel Writing Month.” Anything and everything you want to know about the event can be found at their website: www.nanowrimo.org.

While you’re on their site, why not sign up? You don’t have to participate. Heck, the first year I signed up (2011), I was TERRIFIED to even attempt writing 50,000 words. I did, however, lurk, follow along, and cheer on the participants. It was a great learning experience. Continue reading