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11 November 2007 @ 01:12 am
nanowrimo!  
I went to the Fairbanks Nanowrimo meetup today, which was fun and inspiring. I'd emailed to ask if I could come, and explained that this sort of thing was my day job, and I got a lot of questions and had a chance to talk to people about being a full-time writer, so that was cool. And I went away feeling like I should do some writing! Yay! Plus, I've gotten 1682 words done today, making today the first actual day I've reached NNWM writing goals. Yay again! :)

I'm going to have the AAs for HOUSE OF CARDS waiting for me when I get home. I *knew* that was going to happen, and I've explained to the poor editorial assistant that there is in fact no way to get them to me before I get back to Ireland, nor any way for me to get them back to Luna in less than thirty-six hours after I get back, so that'll be a bumpy ride, I figure. And...well, I'd say I can't afford to lose momentum on HANDS OF FLAME, but I've yet to actually *get* any momentum, so maybe that doesn't matter so much. Just as long as I get it finished by the end of the month. Oi. :)

We got more Christmas presents today! This has been a very Christmasy November. :) Fred Meyer had a sale on a cute taupe fake-suede skirt and long skinny-strap tank-tops, so I got a very patriotic trio of tanks and the skirt, and Ted got a couple video games he wanted. Those were our gifts from the family gift exchange, and we're both quite happy with them. :)

Ngh. Malingering cold symptoms include a clogged throat and two canker sores, one of which is on the gum beneath my lower front incisor. The entire *tooth* aches from it. I'm going to be really grumpy if I manage to just barely kick this cold and catch another one on the flipping airplane. *squinchy face*
 
 
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: the clock chiming
 
 
 
UrsulaVursulav on November 10th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
God, I miss Fred Meyer...
out_totheblackout_totheblack on November 10th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yay for early Christmas! I have so much family scattered about that Christmas goes on for a while.

LOL, you can probably crank out 50,000 words standing on your head. :)

I am attempting NaNo again this year. I tried it once before in '04 and lasted about a week. I quickly sucumbed to work, school, kids, husband and house. This year I told them to take a back seat for a month.

Then immediately, on Nov. 1, my lap top went into the shop, so I've been bouncing around computers between home and work. I finally got my precious back yesterday. I'm hoping to get to the write-in at the coffee shop down the road tomorrow. It'll be good to see who else is attempting this.
allaboutm_e: tater Arielallaboutm_e on November 11th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon. Mouth pain stinks, and seems to affect one's entire outlook, I find.

Good luck with the dance of the ms.!

Edited at 2007-11-11 04:09 pm (UTC)
plums deifyalmond_tiger on November 11th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Nice :) What's your nano userpage?
kitmizkit on November 12th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on November 19th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
NANOWRIMO
Dear Cathie,

It was a nice surprise to meet you at the Fairbanks Nano Write-in. Thanks for your input on my "motive dilemma." I am working out several extra angles, as you suggested. I guess I tend to be "too nice" and I must learn to dump that attitude. I hope to meet you again, next time you get up to North Pole.

Nano Nano,

Akpolarmom/Aino Welch
Nano Novel: "Murder in Ice"

P.S. You have sparked my interest... I must now go get one of your books as this genre is unfamiliar to me.
kitmizkit on November 19th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
Re: NANOWRIMO
It was nice to meet you, too! I had great fun at the meeting. :) Good luck with your book! :)

-Catie