November 27th, 2005


NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-Seven

This morning I woke up from a dream where someone who looked like Mehitobel Wilson/Poppy Z. Brite was telling me that I wasn't using my mind control powers correctly in trying to determine the supernatural strangeness that was going on around me. Don't ask me how, but I had mind control powers over the male gender. Don't ask me why, but it was up to me to figure out what was going on so this corner of the world could be saved.

I actually slept in and wrote from 9:30am to 11:30am. During that time my main character won money in a poker game organized by his best friend and her husband, went to work and volunteered to work some of Thanksgiving and the Day After Thanksgiving, confirmed a date later in the week, went shopping for a new shirt and met someone who is about to become important to him.

Words Written Today: 2068
Total Word Count: 46943

I am still on track to finish before the end of the month. I do have some more scenes to write which I can work on tomorrow and my novel should be over 50,000 words when I'm done with it. Now I know how some of the other people in my region felt when they said their novel was going to be longer than 50,000 and they wanted to make sure they got it done before the end of the month. Those people, though, had reached their 50,000 word count a week or more ago. I don't know how that feels.

Yesterday I earned my 45,000 reward which is a book or CD. I still have some other rewards to get through first.

I organized a write-in from 6pm - 9pm at a Caribou Coffee that is rumored to be quiet and nearly empty of patrons. I've stepped into one many years ago to see if they had a pastry of some kind and haven't been back since. Hopefully the Muse will wave her magic wand the words won't be painful when they come out. (Yeah... right!)
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If you want to make a snowflake, here is a place where you can make one. I can't control the scissors but the ones on the site are pretty to look at!

When I left to go writing yesterday my husband was taking a nap. When I came back he'd been working on his comic book collection all day. Today I came up with the brilliant idea of telling him to have his brother meet us at the movie theater and then he can drive us to the restaurant for dinner and drop us off at our apartment afterwards. I was told that was the plan the entire time... I think someone was trying to get me to do some cleaning because he'd conveniently forgotten to mention it to me even after reading my LJ. He can be so sneaky at times!

I'm procrastinating on figuring out who to send holiday cards to. I did get the Jim Henson and the Christmas Cookies stamps at the post office on Friday.

I did finish reading The Slippery Slope. I'm now glad I stuck with the series. My husband has given me some fiction issues of magazines that I'm slowly getting through and loving it. The stories are obviously for a more mature audience than the Lemony Snicket books and it kind of feels like having a grown up conversation with someone.

I've been debating on staying after work this week to do the exercise bike or treadmill in an effort to get some of this weight I've gained off. I've already started cutting back on the prednisone even more and on the amount of food I'm eating with my meals.