21 November, 2011

And Then There Were Four

Well, more like three and a half.

For the past few years our family has looked like this:


That's a statute of Aphrodite.  I cropped out the racy bits.


Add a carriage-mounted machine gun to the top and he could die happy.

This is what she thinks she looks like anyway.

She is actually more like this:
Squirrels beware.

And introducing!
The Muffin!

Er, I don't have a better name to call it yet.  Husabnd voited for 'bun,' as in: I've a bun in my oven...
We have to wait until we find out if it's a girl or a boy.

And by the way:

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

14 November, 2011

Grumbly, grumbly...

So, this post is taking me forever to write, mostly because I am using only one finger, pecking at the keyboard bleary-eyed.  That's all the energy I can muster at the moment.

Husband, as you may know, is a elementary school teacher.  That means, as Fall advances, a whole bunch of snotty nosed kids are spreading their germs on him through high fives, chewed-on pencils, and general breathing.

Then he comes home to me.  And I get all those germs as well.  We do our best, washing our hands like crazy and using hand sanitizer and so on.  But I'm only one immune system and there are five hundred of them.  I can only do so much.

In short, (ha!) what I am trying to say is, One:  I wrote like crazy on Becca's story, but don't have the brain energy to edit it and get a chapter up today.  Tomorrow, I promise.  Two, I feel like crap and am going to curl up on the couch and watch Dr. Who specials while drinking peppermint hot chocolate and cursing all kindergartners everywhere.

Hope you are feeling well.  : /   <--- that's my 'i don't feel good' emoticon, fyi.

08 November, 2011

Becca's Story, Untitled...Chapter Fourteen

Which is turning out to not be 'short' at all.  It's over 40,000 words already.  Holy Crap.

And, what is it about having a deadline and a goal all laid out that completely gives me writer's block?

I knew I shouldn't have done any plotting for NaNo. I plowed through the first 10,000 words like they were nothing. But as we've already covered, I'm super verbose anyway. 10,000 words is nothing. Now I'm stuck. Insert audio of grinding gearbox and compression breaks.

03 November, 2011

NaNo, Characters, and Soapboxes - Oh, My!

So, NaNo is going pretty well so far!  I've been kind of 'meh' about writing in general the last week or so.  But, since I know how I want the story to go, I can skip around a little and write some here and there.  Word Count: 9,196 - Woot!!

My main stumbling block is that I think this would make a better movie than a book.

Gasp!  I know.  Usually, I think completely the opposite: books are ten thousand times better than movies, even though I love movies.

01 November, 2011

It Has Begun!

Yay!  It's November first!  Which means:


Super exciting stuff!  I am going with my idea about capturing electricity.  It seems to be working so far...I want to write and write, but I think I'm coming down with a cold and my brain has declared I am done being creative for a while and that I need to take a nap.

So, I leave you with my proud word count for today and go off give my poor brains a break.  more tomorrow!

Word Count:

That's 8%!