Friday, November 19, 2010

Crazy Days

Why doesn't life ever go the way you anticipate?  It drives me crazy but I should be accustomed to that just being the way it is.
Here I had planned on moving to KY, getting settled, starting NANO, finishing my book edit and going to the ANWA conference in Feb.
The moving part did happen but so far not one other thing has.  My Grandmother, whom I wrote about on my Mom's The Glue blog, went to the hospital for a headache and was kept for a tumor on her brain that was recently removed through surgery.  I have been there most of my days so naturally there has been time for nothing else.  I would actually have it no other way, I'm thankful that we moved when we did so I could be with her and to help the family out as needed. 
Disappointment, however, looms large when I don't complete tasks.  Instead of beating myself up, I just need a plan.  That is something I plan to work on this weekend.

In other news I found out about a really cool contest I thought I would share with my few and far between readers.  I'm entering and good luck to you if you try it out too!

YA Novel Contest

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Anyone NANO?

This is the first year I have even heard of Nano (National Novel Writing Month).  I love the concept and I am really going to try and do it.  I have just moved to a new state so my life is in disarray plus I am trying to meet a deadline to complete the final edit on my current book.  This being said, I do have an idea brewing I would love to expand on and this is the perfect opportunity to get it out.  Even if I can't do the 50,000 words in 30 days it is worth writing something new daily. 

What about you?  Have you ever heard of NANO and are you going to participate this year? 

For anyone that wants to be my NANO buddy I am sunnyd31.  Come join me and we can help each other write awesome novels in a month!