Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In which I admit that I have lost the battle...

...but I've not lost the war.

I gave up on finishing the novel in November. I'll try again next year; for this year, I chose holiday family frolicking over my word count. I'm not going to lie- it was wonderful. I had a lot of turkey, a lot of pie, a lot of mashed potatoes. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

But there's still a part of me that's really disappointed. I was almost halfway there when I put it aside.

Anyway, exciting things in Kirstin land. My wife's band, Bare Knuckle Bitch, are putting together their first show, and I've taken on a bunch of organizational stuff for them. It's fun! Anyway, I'll probably babble about it some more, later.

Also, my friend Steve and I are going to do a podcast of poetry! You are very excited,  yes? I am very excited.

I am worried that my horrible novel is no good. I don't think I'm very good at noveling, friends.

love and sunshine, pretties!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More nanowrimo babble...

We are almost halfway through and I am dreadfully behind. I hate people who say dreadfully. How anachronistic? It seems so put-on. I'm about 6K behind. Also, drinking and writing, although they are fun individually, are not necessarily things I should do at the same time.


I re-read my letter to myself.

I'm actually kind of pleased I did planning. It seems to have helped me a lot. I need to find a way to catch up. I'm really jealous of that dude who wrote 800 words in ten minutes at the nanowrimo write-in. That's just cruel, man.

Friday, November 9, 2012

NaNoWriMo, the early days

Well, hello writing blog! I'm just dropping in here real quick-like. Every time I write something that is unrelated to my novel, I feel a little guilty, as I am quite behind. I look at like this: while I am about 3K behind, outside of the normal daily word count, I still have about 25 pages written. I've already invested too much energy to give up now. Also, I did a kind of group-dream thing last night that was very interesting.

The truth is, I took off for politics. I couldn't focus on writing while I was worrying about the country so intensely; but we re-elected Obama and 4 pro-marriage equality ballots passed (plus a bunch of other good stuff!) so I have no excuse now. I just want to be caught up. Looking at my word deficit is such a bummer.

Love and sunshine on this cold late-Fall day.