Wednesday, November 30, 2005

WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did it!!!!!!!!! I did it!!!!!!!!!
Yes ladies and gentleman, with 1 hour, 1 minute, and a few seconds to go I uploaded my file and surpassed that monstrous 50,000 word mark.
*continues dancing around!*

I could have continued writing and I will but once I surpassed that milestone I immediately ran to the computer to update my word count. Knowing me if I didn't; I'd loose track of time and remember well after midnight. Damn would I be pissed then, but it didn't happen *bouncing around*
I really am happier then anyone has a right to be but this is huge to me!

It has been a horribly stressful week (more on that at a later date)and this was the best way to turn it around. My next goal is to get it edited and ready to enter in Passionate Ink's January 28th contest.

realistically I think that by the time I am done all the edits and such I think it should be about the 75,000 mark. Then I will attempt to discover the pain and anguish of rejections. Yes of course I hope a publisher will buy it and pay me lots of money but I am being realistic here. One step at a time!

So to celebrate this rather massive stepping stone in my efforts to become a published writer I am treating myself to a bottle I was saving till Christmas eve. It's a black muscat dessert wine from California called Elysium. Bloody amazing stuff. It's terrible to say but i am a little jaded when it comes to Ontario icewines. Don't get me wrong they are amazing and everyone really should take the time to treat themselves and try one but with my job I try so many that sometimes they almost seem "same ole, same ole" (I can almost hear the Ontario Wine Council gasping in horror after that comment) This wine shows up 'once in a blue moon' on our shelves and it is so very differnt from anything else that it's perfect for this moment. Of course I'll be buying another one on Friday for Christmas eve LOL Although in order to redeem myself from my earlier comment I may have a Flat Rock Vidal Icewine instead.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Can't blog must write

I'm getting closer 21,708 words done and only 14 days left to get that up to 50,000. Having said that, today's note will be short yet sweet and I am allowing myself not to feel guilty when I don't blog for the next 14 days. Yea like I can actually last that long.

LOVE this poster. Wish I could get a copy of it but for now I have this little picture. It was from a campaign through McMaster University after 9/11. Damn powerful if you ask me. It is so a blog in the making I just don't have time to write it.

50,000 here I come!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Yes, I'm procrastinating again

The lengths I will go to avoid writing on my novel. This one was cool, she even looks like me....well my hair is much fuzzier, and I don't think I have ever looked that serene, although if I was to hand stitich a quilt I would enjoy doing it while perched on the battlements

The Traditional Princess

You are generous, graceful, and practical with both
feet planted firmly on the ground. You tend to
be a little on the old-fashioned side. You
value home, hearth, and family life and love to
be of service to others.

Role Models: Snow White, Maid Marian

You are most likely to: Discover a hidden talent
for spinning straw into gold.

What Kind of Princess are You? - Beautiful Artwork (Original Music is BACK!!!)
brought to you by Quizilla

It's not that I don't want to write it but I am in a bit of a slump at the moment, the plot is carrying on but much to quickly and I'm trying to figure out what happens in between the aparts that I have already written. Although I did say so my self that if I ever slumped I would just write them having sex again LOL.

So i have an hour and a half before I have to elave and at least 15 minutes of that will have to be getting changed and doing my makeup. So I am down to an hour-15......Gee wonder how much of that I will waste, thinking about what I am going to write instead of actually writing. *smacking palm against forehead*

Okay kettle is boiling, I will make tea then write nonstop for what ever time I have left. **noding firmly, the scrolling down to take another look at crazy Scotsmen with large stakes.**

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Yes another one!

Thanks to Jenn (of Just Jenn) for posting this one on her blog where I could find it. LOL

You're the Sorceress!

What woman out of fantasy literature are you?
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ooohhhhhh spooky LOL
Just wat I needed to hear before I started my writing for tonight.

The only reason to watch football

Ok I admit it! Despite my grumpling and complaints regardng my husband's rather narrow mindedness on Sundays; There is one good reason to watch football.

Troy Polamalu #43 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Holy shit he's gorgeous. Look at all that hair. I make joke about watching football for the shoulders and butts but he makes it all come true.

I think Hubby has caught on though. He's realized that if he starts talking about football all he has to say is #43 or Polamalu and I will actually listen instead of getting that glazed expression on my face. Of course that only lasts until I realize that he has gotten off tangent and I am hearing stats over the last 5 years and my left eye is starting to twitch.

I'm actually going to go out and buy a copy of S.I. for my self. This will be a first, then I'm going to rip off the cover and hang it in my corner of the warehouse at work....Maybe I'll buy 2 then I can have a pitcture at work and one at home.


On the writing front, I have over 13,000 words done! That leaves me with 20 days left and 37,000 words to go. Not too bad but I have been procrastinating over the past couple days, can't do that much longer or I'll run out of time. So I'm going to try to do 3G's tonight, but at last get my 2 done.

Off to make my tea, left hope it is inspiring

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Blogging withdrawl, need a fix

So It's almost a week into November already!! Why do I have a feeling this month will go fast. As of right now I have 8023 words done on my NaNoWriMo. Not too shabby but I am behind my schedule so I am aiming for 3000 tonight and 3000 words tomorrow. That will put me up over the 14G mark *crossing fingers* I will be very dissapointed if I don't get this done at the end of the month.

I thankfully have great online friends that are encouraging me. Got an awesome email from one that that read...


Since your muse is Scottish, just picture these guys behind you "encouraging" you. *blinks*

Now get back to work!


Now how can a girl not be inspired by that...or at least terrified into working LOL


Trying to help my 8 year old with her homework is one of the most frustrating things out there. Yes she is a bit of a slow learner, I realize that but after I explain something 4 times in four different ways then ask her the question again, and she gives me an answer that isn't even close to the right one. (AKA: she's guessing)AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

So it's a 5 minute break, 'cause mommy is getting frustrated and then try again.


Had one of my writing partners actually say she wanted to write a book with me!!!! How cool and terrifying is that? Shit could I actually do that? I can see myself getting all neurotic about not 'pulling my wight' and stuff but that is just me. Really the two of us work well together, and over time we have discovered that we quite possibly share a brain.

(Or our brain was cloned as a strange medical experiment and almost 20 years after then implanted one they chose to implant the other and....yea this is getting wierd never mind)

So we were brainstorming the other night and damn we came up with a really good basis. (Yes I know I should have been writing not chatting Fuck off!) Ever since the back of my mind has been filling with ideas and possibilities. Distracting as hell but cool. I've been thinking about what I may need to research and what the chances are of talking hubby into a trip to Vancouver?

Slim to none I'd say since the next trip we take will likely be for our 10th anniversary nextyear and he wants to go to Vegas. hhhmmmmm You know perhaps the sequal can be set in Vegas and then I can do some research there while hubby is camped out in what ever room plays every sports game. Now that's an idea....


Okay, I feel better and am off to write...... as soon as my tea is ready. Mmmm Vanilla Earl Grey my favourite