Monday, November 27, 2006

NaNo Day Twenty Seven

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago? - Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

Today's Yahoo Horoscope:

In a difficult situation today, rely on your secret weapon: your amazing creativity.

The stars want you to renew your lease on life -- and this time you're holding all the key elements. Exercise your options and scrutinize the fine print. Set the terms. Believe it or not, you're in control.

So... my constant affirmation for today should probably be: I am creative and in control (though when I think of control, I think of Janet Jackson, so maybe that isn't such a good thing).

I did good on my NaNo yesterday. Had fun throwing my new character into the mix and seeing what happens. I think she needs a pet, though, so will have to think that through. I already have some critters in the picture since Ben's roommate Pete keeps black and white chickens (all named), but still...

TGIM. Life gets back to normal today. This past week and weekend were rough, but today we return to a routine. Yah.

I am looking forward to life after NaNo, too, though I'm not entirely certain what to work on when I'm done with this little exercise. It's frustrating that I won't have the bares bones of a complete book to work with, but as I've said, it wasn't a complete loss. I have some short stories to work on, and a couple completed novels I could edit as well as the first third of my mystery that is tugging on me a bit.

I'm sure I'll figure out something.

So... Christmas shopping done yet?


I've written 2,366 words so my grand total is:

46,466 / 50,000


Tori Lennox said...

You're doing an awesome job on the word count!!!

MaryF said...

Er, I haven't even STARTED Christmas shopping!