Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pictures and Finishing Things.

Picture from Tuesday...


Cuteness and inspiration on my desk.

I finished my NaNo novel on Tuesday in the early morning hours. I ended up writing close to 4k words in about four hours. Which made my wrists sore but brought me to the end at a little over 75k.

It feels a bit weird to be done, but good too.

No Photo but a NaNoWriMo Update Instead.

I didn't take a photo today and I've decided not to beat myself up over it.
I'm just going to try and take daily photos but not go crazy with it.

I'm still working on my NaNoWriMo novel and I'm almost done. Really close. I'll finish today I think.

I'm at over 72k now. I'm not going to validate on the site until I finish the novel.

It's so rough and rusty but I'm really proud of it. It's the longest work I've written so far and I am happy about it.

And honestly I've been so out of my comfort zone with this work. It's fantasy and not urban fantasy modern world stuff. But it's the story that wanted to get told so I went with it.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Day 11 Photo and NaNo talk

Day 11 Photo...

This is a sneak peek into one of the places I've been keeping track of how much I've written on my NaNo novel each day in November...


The one day I didn't get any words in was the worst pain day in a three day migraine.
So yeah, I had an excuse!

Other than that I've written each day in November.
I'm at over 67 thousand words now!

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Day #10 Photo: Winter Begins...


Just a light dusting of snow tonight.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Day #9 Photo and a Day off from Writing

Day #9 Photo


Not a very productive day because it has been a bad headache day.
I actually took the day off from writing which I haven't done since NaNoWriMo started. But I'm at over 63k now, so I think I've earned the break.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daily Photo #8 and NaNoWriMo

Today's photo isn't very exiting really.
It's a photo of part of the rudimentary map I sketched out for my NaNoWriMo story.
It's on tracing paper so it doesn't photograph all that fun but it's a peek into my writing world.
I'm basically pantsing (vs. plotting) my NaNo story.

I started with a basic idea for the story and the world and a four main characters and a beginning scene. I also know the ending scene now but didn't until after I started writing.

I didn't draw this map until after my characters moved off the main island and I had to figure out the rest of the area.

Daily Photo #8


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Return of Daily Photos

I've been doing daily photos again after neglecting the practice for too long. Around trick or treat I when I was taking pictures of my daughter and husband on their way out I noticed how out of practice I was.

 It felt weird trying to get the right focus and settings when before it had been almost second nature. My hand wasn't as steady at it anymore either.

It was then that I realized how important that daily practice was, even when I was taking pictures of silly things around the apartment and was seemingly so pointless at the time.

So I'm seven days in with the daily photo thing again. And I'm still out of practice and I'm inside much of the time and my photos have been mostly less than interesting but that's okay. It's all part of the process.

I've been posting them to tumblr but I'm not sure that's the right place for them so maybe I'll try to revive this blog. After all I have some other things I've been up to that I might want to talk about here as well.

I've been writing again. Doing NaNoWriMo. November is so fun. But I'll post about that later.
 For now here are the seven photos I've taken for the daily photo thing...

Day #1
 day 1
Day #2
 day 2
Day #3
 day 3
Day #4
 day 4
 Day #5
 day 5
Day #6
 Day 6
Day #7
 day 7