Had a great day today! Up, breakfast of yogurt (raspberry with one of those packs of chocolate shavings on top to pour in). Then I was out the door around 10am to go to soccer with the kids. Got to play with them some, and watch them play. Always a good time.
One of them managed to step into something the dog left behind, shortly before departing. That put off plans for a little while, but we bustled off to Target. I carried her up to a shopping cart, plopped her inside for a ride, and zipped inside. A short while later, she had pink winter boots with fluffy tops that she fell in love with instantly. She approved because they are pink, and have a fluffy top. I approved because they have a good snow-proof liner around the front, so they’ll keep her feet warm and dry this winter.
If you haven’t been over there yet, check out www.deanwesleysmith.com. Dean’s the inspiration for this blog series, and has been doing the daily writing in public thing for over a year now. He’s doing something awesome this month. Instead of writing one novel (which he does every month anyway), he plans to write THREE novels of at least 40k words each. An awesome way to step up for a special challenge for NaNoWriMo.
I think that’s what NaNo ought to be about, really: challenging yourself. For a novice writer, getting anything down on paper is a great challenge. For a more experienced writer, you’d do better to choose something different. I use NaNoWriMo to push myself every year – to do something with my writing that I haven’t done before.
Word for the day: Ouch.
Pulled something in my back. I suspect an intercostal muscle is the culprit, but hard to say for sure. The result is a steady dose of ibuprofen, followed with some naproxen at bedtime. Still managed to get a little writing in before work. Believe it or not, filling a sock with a bag of instant rice, heating the sock in the microwave, and then applying the resulting warm compress to your back CAN make sitting up and writing with a pulled back muscle a bearable experience.
Bearable doesn’t really mean fun, of course. But hey, nothing like delving into a fantasy world to take your mind off your aches and pains, right? (more…)
It occurs to me that I probably should have mentioned what this whole “writing in public” thing is about, for newer readers. It’s inspired by the work of another writer, named Dean Wesley Smith. If you haven’t checked out www.deanwesleysmith.com, then you probably ought to, whether you’re a reader, a writer, or both. (more…)
Hey folks! Been a while since I did a lot with this blog. Life’s been busy, but there HAS been some writing in there. The first couple of episodes of the Arthur and Zombies serial are done – just did 2300 words today, finishing off an episode of the story. It’s going to be a fun read, and I hope you enjoy it.