Friday, November 16, 2007

I Am A Great Writer.

Which sometimes necessitates breaking out the tiara. The boa is on the floor next to me, in case I need it too. 19051 words to date, 2068 this early morning, just when I was starting to wonder if I would have a good writing night ever again. Mad love to Jennifer Crusie for the tiara, and to Lani & Sam, for the inspiration to make my protagonist suffer. I still don't know where I am headed, but at least my characters aren't standing around bored! If you write, go listen to the podcasts :)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

More NaNo, Talk

I'm not overly superstitious, but I do have tendancies. So, I'm thinking my current writing misery was possibly influenced by my last NaNo image, with the crying eye and the question "Why?"...
However, blue butterflies are recurring images in my writer's collage; I believe this one may be luckier. I'm just sayin'...
I know sometimes chasing distracted trains of thought can be productive (the girls in the basement working in strange and marvelous ways) but I'm seriously unsure why we all wanted to watch all the Billy Ray Cyrus clips from Dancing With the Stars on YouTube. Although I am of the momentary opinion that he may still be a better dancer than I am a serious writer...
Consider the addiction to ellipses tonight, after all! However, even if fate and luck are existent, I believe that what you tell yourself matters, so I've got something to say:
I am a GREAT storyteller!

Now, if you need a laugh, some book talk, and a little distraction, check out Samantha Graves and Lani Diane Rich's podcast & website, Will Write For Wine. I am rationing out the podcasts, to motivate myself to write. Mind you, I think Lani's books are brilliant, and will someday get my thoughts together to actually review a book here. I haven't read anything by Sam (who also writes as CJ Barry) but hopefully I will find one in a bookstore this weekend. After I catch up my word count!

Monday, November 05, 2007

NaNo & More Bedroom

Of course, NaNo is a huge challenge, and I'm trying not to be discouraged by how hard I'm finding it. I thought the first week was supposed to pass in a rush? Only the first day did for me. However, as I have never finished anything longer than a couple pages, the fact that my page count is at 12 is very encouraging. I can do this. At JCF (Cherry Forums), there is a thread called "I am a great writer" which discusses (among other things) how what you say, and what you believe, affect your reality. I am a great writer.

So, Saturday night - after I made my 1667 for the day, I finally put up my shelves, and unpacked the candles and frames. I'm pretty pleased with the way they look. The ribbon on the upper left corner is to neaten up the edges, but I don't think it's the right trim yet. *sigh*
These are my favorite set of shelves, but they were a nightmare to hang, since they needed to align. Although I was temped to hang them with a gap between them, but then my mistakes trying to hang them would show. In the end, I'm glad I didn't give up...
This is a shelf for my home office (which was already painted lemon yellow, but I like the lightness among all the bookcases and desks. I'm excited that it's back to being a home office, for the five weeks I painted the bedroom, I slept on a futon mattress on the floor of the office.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Cherry Con Pics, Halloween, & NaNo

Cherry Con was AMAZING. We got delirious amounts of goodies, the Cherries are every bit as incredible in person as online, and the interactive lectures were nothing short of inspirational. I simply cannot express the all over total wonderfulness :) Go see the ridiculous amount of pictures I took here. Pictured above is everything I was given. The bed is queen sized. Oh, and the River Center Marriott was a great place to have it all.

Tonight was Halloween, and being a security guard means no elaborate costume. Cherry Con set me up for some fun, although it was too warm in the office tonight to wear the feather boa. Still, everyone loved the flamingos, and fought over who got to wear the flashing glasses. The playdoh was a hot commodity, and the cookie Deb brought was very yummy. Not pictured was Sue's delicious pumpkin roll.

It's November 1st, officially the start of another NaNoWriMo, and I'm in. For the first time (this is my fourth attempt), I've made the word count for the first day. Sure, it's way too early to be really excited, but I am modestly pleased. *New Addition* Wordcount widget on the bottom of page! Check out my progress :) *