Saturday, November 29, 2008
The first casualty is my NaNo writing. 50,000 words by tomorrow. I have around 20,000. Nope, that is not gonna happen! On the positive side I really did enjoy writing this. The words just poured out of me. The story became! I have no business trying to write a novel. I had no plan. No outline. I had a goal. I didn't care if I reached the 50,000 word mark. My goal was to see if I could even put together a story. My only rule for myself was that it would not be about me or my life. Of course there are bits that are familiar, but not really mine. The setting was a place I lived in once and that's where the familiar lays. The characters grew personalities all their own. I was amazed. Now don't get me wrong here, this is by no means a publishable ( is that even a word?) writing. No it is drivel. Simple fun for me drivel. I will finish it and put it aside. Next November I intend to start another one. Maybe that one will be about my life. Who knows.
I am trying to finish up all gift projects. I am fairly certain that these will be ready for next Christmas...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Today I took a walk around the pond.
The leaves were all over the ground, dry and rustling underfoot.
I had high hopes of finding wonderful colorful leaves so I could try them out using Nellies pounding method found here.http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/2008/11/enhancing-pounded-images.html . but all I found were broken dry bits of color.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
On the sewing front I have been busy making various Christmas gifts. And working with younger daughter ( my daughter the police officer) on making a crazy quilt Victorian Christmas stocking for her husband. This is her first time sewing since a high school project where she made a pillow. We have the basic body of the stocking pieced together and now will come what I consider the fun part. All the embroidery. She is doing all this herself with my help being only in giving instructions and a quick lesson on scrap fabric. The photo below is of stockings I made some years ago and are the basic idea of what she is making.
On the writing NANO side of life I wrote some more this morning. It is in no way publish worthy but I am having fun with it. Will I get to 50,000 words by Novembers end ? I seriously doubt it. Not to worry though, It is a labor for the love of story. I have renewed admiration for all authors. I can not imagine how they pull off writing a whole cohesive book! But I am glad they do. If your so inclined then join in! It would be wonderful to have you there too!
Monday, November 03, 2008
Join in! It is bound to be fun!
Tomorrow I will be glued to the television after voting. Isn't it a wonderful place we live in where everyone gets a say in our government. I hope all who can, will vote on Tuesday.