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A Little Bit of TLC
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Well, so far November hasn't hurt as much as I thought it would!
So...NanoWrimo. Yes, it IS NanoWrimo month and believe it or not - I HAVE been writing during lunch!!! On the plus side, I'm surprised at how well it's coming along. On the down side, I realize I've been too busy to update my "word count" on my NanoWrimo writers page. Whoops. My bad.
Not at 50,000 words as yet, though I still have 8 days in the month to write. If I write more than my hour at lunch, I may be able to do it. I realized when I DON'T update my word count, I don't feel pressure, and I'm able to write more. Interesting.
Although I tell you, sometimes writing through my lunch hour makes me rather tired...
Truly there is so much going on this month, both as a writer, and the other list of things I do on a regular basis, I'm surprised I HAVE been able to write at least an hour during each day (okay, to be honest, sometimes it's 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there - but overall during the day - I have made sure it's at least one full hour).
My workshop on Social Media on November 12th to the Alberta Romance Writers Association seemed to go fairly well. We had about 14-16 people in attendance and I spoke from 10 till noon, brief 30 minute lunch, then continued from 12:30 till 2:30 pm. So it was a full day workshop, and I was very proud of myself that I did it. It was my very first workshop but ssshhh...don't tell them that!
All in all I felt it went quite well. There was a lot of group participation, which was fantastic, AND I found out one of our writers (who I think is pretty frickin' cool) writes one of THE most sarcastic and hilarious blogs I have ever read. I wrote her name here, then realized she might not want it known to the whopping 5 people who read my blog, so I deleted her name. If you haven't read The Tragic Spinster yet - please read it!!! http://tragicspinster.wordpress.com/. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter!!
Eight days left of this month to see if I can complete my NanoWrimo. Although this year I'm not going to put the pressure on myself like I did last year. NOT telling people how I'm doing with it has actually felt good. I'm not trying to rush my writing or meet anyone's expectations other than my own. All I've asked of myself is I write "for one hour a day" during this month - usually on my lunchhour - and so far (except weekends), I have been doing just that.
If I complete my book in the next 8 days - yay for me. If I don't, that's alright with me as well, because I will almost be completed. Then it will be up to me to get that first draft edited into a second draft.
I have numerous writing plans going through my head, but I think for now I will keep them to myself, as amazingly, it seems to keep the pressure off me and allows me to simply do what I love to do. To write. To create. To dream.
|Posted on July 3, 2011 at 10:37 PM||comments (0)|
Well, we've returned from a very relaxing weekend up at Glennifer Lake...enjoyed a most awesome thunderstorm (I love thunderstorms), then panned for gold on the Red Deer River with my husband, then relaxed in the sun the rest of the weekend. Only sad part of the weekend was realizing my bikini I bought 4 years ago is a tad tight...so boo. On the plus side, I get to go shopping for a new swimsuit this week!!!
A curious thing happened this weekend. I believe I have been watching to much "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" as I cooked, cleaned and kept referring to our trailer as "our caravan". Then came home and started on a cleaning bender. Don't think my husband is complaining though - but hmmm. Will be interesting to see if the trend continues. Time will tell.
Since I gave myself until the end of July to upload some of my writing, and I said I would start with poetry, due to my "wait till the last minute then cram for an exam" high-school code, I should at least upload some poems here and there.
One of the poetry pages I will be adding will be poems I have written specifically for people as gifts, especially my family. One of my favourites is the one I wrote for my twin sister for her wedding day. I read it at her wedding and bawled like a baby, and so did she. Still makes me teary...<sniff> Though unless you know us, it might seem "just okay".
Hope you enjoy the poems. Some were written in the 80's when I had (apparently) deep teenage angst. Others are based on my love of the moon, fairies, and magic. Others are just...well...you'll see.
So...before True Blood comes on TV (yes, addicted to True Blood), I am going to START my "must upload writing/poetry". Poetry pages will come first, then some portions of manuscripts I'm working on.