Monday, November 10, 2008

NaNoWriMo Update--November 10, 2008

Hello, Everyone!

In my last update I wrote 8,305 words. I wrote later that night and added 2,320 more words. On November 6, 2008, I wrote a measly 670 words which brought my grand total to 11,295. Not a bad start.

On Saturday, November 8, 2008, I beat my previous personal best. I wrote 8,832 words, in one day!!! That brings my grand total up to 20,127 words. I am more than halfway there.

I decided to go to bed early last night. I was pretty tired. I made banana bread all day, and cooked dinner. It was cold and windy and we had some snow flurries, so it was the perfect day to stay inside and warm up the oven and cook. We spent Saturday, during the day, taking down my gazebo for the winter, putting the cushions for the patio chairs in the storeroom, and we put plastic on the windows inside the house to keep the cold drafts from coming in. We do this every year and it helps a lot with conserving heat. We do have one window above the sink we don't put plastic on, so if we need to get some fresh air into the house, we have that and the door.

I am getting excited to finish NaNoWriMo, but I am more excited to be going to Illinois on November 21, 2008 to see my son. We will be taking Thanksgiving to him this year, since he won't be able to make it home. I have a smoked turkey on order, and will make cheesy potatoes, blueberry cheesecake bars, and bring bread and butter along with a few other goodies from me and Grandma. I can't believe how fast this year has gone by, can you?

I will keep you all posted with any news, but in the meantime, stay warm and keep on writing!


Sandy Lender said...

Go, Laura!
I'm pleased to see the word-count progress. Very nice.
And I'm very pleased to see the plan for visiting with Alex. That's good news and I'm glad it's working out.
I'm not sure that I have felt the year flit by as quickly as you have, but I'm determined to have a better 2009. This New Year's, I plan to make some resolutions...
Happy Turkey Day back atcha!
Sandy L.
"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

Cheryl said...

Great job Laura! Keep up the good work.


Morgan Mandel said...

Way to go! You are really zooming along!

I've gotten discouraged, since I changed the plot and have to rethink and redo. Don't think I'll every catch up with everyone.

Morgan Mandel

Rebecca Camarena said...

You are so dedicated. Way to go. Ever thought about putting all those recipes you talk about into an e-book and selling it. I'll be your first customer.

Laura M. Crawford said...

Thanks, Sandy! I'm excited to see him, he called tonight and he is just as excited to see us. He will be home, for Christmas, either December 18th or December 19th. He is really homesick and he is going to be really happy to be home!

You will have a better 2009, I promise you that. Like I said, you've turned a corner, just keep on going!

Laura :)

Laura M. Crawford said...

Thanks, Cheryl, Morgan and Rebecca!

Morgan, don't think too much, just let it go. You can always edit later. Let the characters tell the story, and write it down as fast as you can. As Anne Lamott wrote in "Bird by Bird," you are allowed to have "Shitty first drafts". This is supposed to be challenging but it's also supposed to be FUN!!

Rebecca, I have a cookbook in the works, so as soon as I put it all together, you will be the first one to get a copy. ;)

Laura :)