Nov 222015
 

Just a short update today…

As I type this, I’m 6,689 words from finishing NaNo. As long as I keep up my word count, I should finish before Thanksgiving. I haven’t been feeling well the last couple of days, but I’m pushing through.

The novel won’t be done at 50,000, but I’m hoping to finish it by the end of the month. Here’s my stat page if you want to see the nifty little graph of my progress: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/kryson/novels/gathering-shadows-853197/stats  

I love NaNoWriMo. NaNo helps keep me on task. Even when I don’t feel well, I write anyway. Thanks, NaNo.

Congrats to all the WriMo’s who have already finished! 

Nov 132014
 

I’m using Write or Die to time this for me. Today’s Daily Prompt was 10 minutes of free writing, so we’ll see what happens. No plans, just typing whatever comes into my head.

I’ve been working hard at NaNo this year. I’m trying to push myself beyond 50,000 words and I’m still on track to at least finish the 50k, so I’m free like I’m doing well so far.

I haven’t had time to work on any new crochet or jewelry projects since I started NaNo. I have a shawl I’m dying to make and I have beads that are dying to be used. I’m anxious to get back to work on other hobbies, but I’m enjoying this time with just my writing. I’m not good at balancing things, so I often wind up working on one thing at a time. I wish I could manage to do all three in one day and get everything else done.

Mister Underfoot has been driving me crazy, but he’s so adorable it’s difficult to be upset. He won’t let me read. He pushes the book out of my hand and covers the entire thing with his body. When I’m writing, he tries to get between me and the keyboard. When I cook, he plants himself in the middle of the floor for me to trip over.

I got to see my grandson again last night. He’s getting so big! There’s nothing as precious as seeing the smile on his face.

So far the laptop is hanging in there!

I’m starting to feel guilty spending so much time writing on my husband’s days off. He had vacation for the first week of November, he always takes off over our anniversary, and his weekend is Wed and Thurs. It gives him an excuse to play games though, so I don’t think he’s too upset.

The Daily Post – Ready, Set, Done!

Our ten-minute free-write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached. (Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).

I opted not to edit.

Nov 012014
 

This year I have officially lost my mind. I’m attempting to take part in both National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). I may have no hair left come December, but I’m hoping it’s a challenging and rewarding experience. Maybe I’ll make crafts with the hair I lose for Christmas presents!

NaNoWriMo 2014I’ve participated five times and finished NaNoWriMo four times so far. Each experience was different and rewarding. Although I’m not always able to join in the fun, I look forward to each November with zeal and trepidation.

Part of the fun is supporting other writers and watching them meet their goals. Word sprints, cheering each other on, giving and receiving advice, it’s all a valuable experience. Even when I can’t participate or can’t finish, I still enjoy my time spent with other writers struggling to make word count.

My current word count is in the sidebar on the right side of the screen if you’d like to follow my progress.

NaBloPoMo 2014Last year was my first time participating in NaBloPoMo. I met some passionate bloggers and some of the nicest people on the net. I was surprised at how supportive the blogging community could be! So, although I’m doing NaNoWriMo, I didn’t want to give up NaBloPoMo. I’m excited to see what amazing things people post this year and hopefully make a few new blogging friends along the way.

I just might be insane, but it’s going to be an interesting November!

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