Archive for November, 2010

NaNo 2010: Advent

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Advent: Slowly Approaching a Non-Denominational, Culturally Appropriated Celebration of Joy and Giving “You’d think we would know if there was a guest book in our own house,” Harold said. “This is what happens when we accidentally lose the baby and then have to spend two weeks in close physical proximity to him to make sure […]

So, I ‘edited’ my NaNo novel pre-posting.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In a moment of NaNo-induced madness, I told *Andrea that I was going to post my novel right away, while it was still November. Then I figured I’d better at least read it first. Things I’m Fixing 1. egregious spelling errors 2. missing or misplaced words 3. italics (Write or Die doesn’t have an italics […]

who wrote this thing?*

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

(*aka that feeling you get when you scroll backwards through your novel and think ‘I don’t remember writing *that*!’) Words & Phrases I’ve searched for in my novel 1. “snack bars” (best advent gift ever) 2. Dave (where did I send him?) 3. “three trees” (did Harry say he was leaving before Christmas during this […]

(thankful I know a Thanksgiving song)

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Grateful for each hand we hold Gathered round this table. From far and near we travel home, Blessed that we are able. Grateful for this sheltered place With light in every window, Saying “welcome, welcome, share this feast Come in away from sorrow.” Father, mother, daughter, son, Neighbor, friend and friendless; All together everyone in […]

how I’m feeling about my novel today

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

1. This is my most boring novel yet. 2. After writing 39,000 words of nothing happening, I’m not sure why I’m balking at another 11,000 of more of the same. 3. If the point is Christmas, why is it still the 16th? 4. I can’t believe I’ve missed two episodes of Burn Notice. 5. Asking […]

Hawaii 5-0: bingo!

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

I’ve lost track of the Hawaii Five-0 bingo card that was circulating a while back, but I feel like tonight’s episode must have been a winner. It had Rachel, it had Grace, it had shirtlessness, it had product placement galore, it had Steve body slamming a suspect off a bicycle. It didn’t have anyone saying […]

“choose your happy”

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The outside of my chocolate bar wrapper says “USE THE GUIDE INSIDE & CHOOSE YOUR HAPPY.” Huh, I thought, what does that mean? On the inside, there’s all these cute icons with inspirational messages next to them, and the images are repeated on the chocolate — delicious! (Note: I tried to find an image of […]

hitting 35,000

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Things I never expected would become topics of discussion in my nanonovel: 1. glitter crafts 2. the Mesozoic Era 3. scurvy (Inquiring minds want to know: Will eating bananas prevent scurvy?) (Answer: Hard to say; a banana contains about 8-9 mg of vitamin C, so you might have to eat a lot of them. Also, […]

Inception Fic Recs

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Ah, Inception. Just because no one sees it coming doesn’t mean the fic isn’t amazing. (I’m pretty sure I broke my goal of not reading Inception fic during NaNoWriMo on the first day of the month.) Here’s three I’ve particularly enjoyed this week (all Arthur/Eames): Both Feet On The Ground, by andrealyn (The one where […]


Friday, November 19th, 2010

We had our first snowflakes today! The best kind of snow: we didn’t have to clear it, shovel it, scrape it off the cars, or drive on slippery roads. (It was like a message that I should write more of my novel, where they are currently in the midst of a snowstorm. And yet… here […]