Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Their Eyes Light Up for Santa

Chris has already played Santa twice this month (I know, crazy, right? It's not even after Thanksgiving) and it's fun to look around at the children's faces as they watch him go by or when he stops to talk to them. One little boy brought Santa a gift...which left his sister crying because it was hers. But it's okay, Santa was able to return the gift without hurting the little boy's feelings.

Actually, I'm not talking about the children's eyes. As I stand in the background watching who sits on Santa's lap to get a picture, it's the adults--and the teens--that amaze me. There are many who want a picture with Santa, too. One massage therapist and her whole staff got a picture with Santa. They loved it! There were the two sisters (teen and young adult). And there was a grandma, too.

There are some adults who still believe in the magic of Christmas.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Now I've Got to DO Something

After eight days of writing 2500 words a day, I'm ready to launch off the chair and DO something. I've already gotten in my word count for the day. I managed to get some work done for Cwerks; there's two more things that really ought to be done. But now it's time to stand up and move. I could cook something with Styx blaring from the stereo. I could declutter an area--I love the feel of tossing things. I wonder if the rug could use another steam cleaning. Or clean the garage, now that's dirty, physical labor. Yay, choices. I'll start Styx and then decide... but right now, I'm outta here!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


As of yesterday morning, I was on target with my writing. Today, there's a lot of little things I'm doing--and they have to be done, no more procrastinating. It may mean a late night writing session to keep me on target with today's word count. So far, I'm up to 15, 074 out of 50k. I'm thrilled to be that far along.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Month of Furiously Writing-Day 2

So far I'm just ahead of schedule. I'm up to 5334 words. Yay!

National Novel Writing Month

This month is NaNoWriMo and I'm taking the challenge. (www.nanowrimo.org)
I figured out that I need 2500 words/day for 5 days a week for 4 weeks to make my goal of 50, 000 words. Yesterday, I managed to write just over 2500 words. It came to just over 9 pages. And now it's time to get back in there and go, Go, GO!
And here's my opening (please understand I'm writing furiously; names and awkward sentences are subject to change):
"It took a lot of effort on Glorferrel's part to make sure no one knew she was a coward. Being a girl only made it that much more difficult. So she hit him again."
How 'bout that? It starts with violence...maybe that's not so good. Oh, well. Much is bound to happen by the end of November.