(Image:http://materiallives.blogspot.com/2011/05/death-of-typewriter.html) While I didn't add one word to my YA novel, I did start writing two other pieces. Fridays are notorious for filling up with everything but writing so I am happy to announce that I did find the time to write at all. Oh, and I also started a short personal essay that I'm… Continue reading VANNaNoWriMo Day 2 – Word Count: 0 Total: 53,587
I found some time to write as my hubby attemtped to get the kids to sleep last night. I say attemtped because they (the kids, especially Miller) were not one bit interested in sleeping. Again. Still, I stole away to the couch and wrote by the twinkling lights on our fake Christmas tree. Once again,… Continue reading VANNaNoWriMo – Day 1 – Word Count: 2346 Total:53,587
(This is me. Happy with my decision to continue writing with the veracity and consistency I wrote with over the month of November.) I've decided to carry on my own NaNoWriMo. I'm calling it VANNaNoWriMo. My goal: Finish a first draft of my YA novel by December 22, 2011. I took yesterday off from working… Continue reading VANNaNoWriMo – Day 1 – Word Count: ? Total: 51,241
I DID IT!!!! I WROTE 50,000 WORDS IN ONE MONTH!!! ACTUALLY, I WROTE 51,241 WORDS IN ONE MONTH!!!! This is a mother OMG, people. I wrote until one o'clock in the morning this morning. I wrote like the wind. Like a fire in an abandoned barn on the hottest day of a Windsor summer. Goodness,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 29 – Word Count:3534 Total: 51,241
OMG. Apparently, I'm no slouch when it comes to hitting a word count deadline. In fact, the more words, the better, it's seeming. Apparently, the NaNoWriMo writing collective has written 2,750,760,325 words. Is that TRILLIONS? Pretty soon I won't even know how to say the number. Go writers!!! Less than two days left...okay, much closer… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 28 – Word Count: 4631 Total: 47,707
I broke my toe last evening. At least, I'm pretty sure I broke it. It's swollen and purplish blue today. (It's the 28th today...) I'm calling it a break mostly because I've never broken anything before (my heart not included) and it's kind of exciting. I was walking toward the closet in Jett and Miller's… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 27 – Word Count: 3537 Total: 43,076
Another night of writing abandon into the late hours of the night. It was after ten when I started writing. I wrote until just before midnight. I had to stop because my eyes were closing and I started to feel nauseous (man, that's a tough word to spell) but not before I got it. Wait… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 25 -Word Count: 1949 Total: 35,690
Fridays are tough for writing, but they're great for thinking. I can feel the deadline pulling closer and closer. Not to worry. I'll hit it.