Monday, October 28, 2013

November Activities - 2013

Where in the world have I been?  Swamped! 

Did you know I am expecting my first grandbaby?  Well, he was due on the 24th and refuses to make an appearance.  We have been on baby watch for over a week now and all I find myself doing is waiting and worrying and waiting some more.  Not really in the blogging mood because of it.  He will make his appearance when he is good and ready and not a moment before, apparently.  Well, by Wednesday if not before.  Otherwise he is coming out by way of induction.  Will I be sharing photos?  Of Course!  That may be the only thing you see from me for the next few weeks though. 


Because I am starting NANO on November 1st.  What is NANO?  That would be the contest…activity…event where writers get together and spend 30 days (November 1 – November 30) writing at least 50,000 words.  A novel in a month.  It’s a great time to sit down in a chair and write, write, write.  I have completed it once before and it produced quite the mess of a novel, but after some intense revisions it turned out to be something usable and in fact publishable.  So, this year I intend on it producing hopefully the same type of results.  I can do it!  What do you get if you win?  Nothing.  An award of completion.  A T-shirt if you want one.  I do want one, so…

What that means, is that I will be spending all my time, free and otherwise, writing all the month long of November, and I will not be blogging much.  I have found that for the year 2013, I have been spending way too much time working on blogging and social networking and not enough time writing, which is what I want to be doing.  So beginning in November, I will be focusing on the writing more than the other administrative activities.  I’m not saying I will not be blogging, or blog hopping, or social networking, I am saying I will be cutting way back on it. What that means exactly, I am not sure yet.  I am still trying to find a balance that works for me. 

I do promise to upload a few photos of our lovely grandbaby once he finally decides to arrive.  That is all I am promising for the moment though.  I have a feeling I am going to be going a little nutty for the next few weeks while I fight my way through NANO. 


Monday, October 7, 2013

Buried Alive by Revisions

Another week is past us.  I could go all political today, but the reality is, I am buried under in my final revisions to Shadow Fire.  So, instead of having a lovely rant at our world that is today, enjoy these photos of fluffy bunnies instead. 

I will be back next week.  Oh, those of little faith, I will!  I only have 40 more pages to get through.  Have a great week everyone!