Monday, November 06, 2006

'tis NaNo - Day Six

Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face. - James D. Finley

I'm doing okay on NaNo and glad that Day Five is behind me. I'm still struggling to get to know my kids, er, characters. They're boring me to tears in a few places, but that's okay, I can fix that later… watching them get dressed or cook helps me know the more intimate things about them.

I made my goal yesterday, and am aiming for 14,000 words (at least) today. At my current rate, I should be finished by November 20th. If that turns out to be the case, I'm going to go for a total word count of about 65,000 by the end of November. But, I'm getting a little ahead of myself. One thing at a time!

I'm up a little earlier again today because my DH has decided to hunt again this morning and then work from home -- incentive for me to get my writing done early because I can't write with him in the same office.

Yesterday, Allie asked: All I can wonder is how a vegetarian and animal lover can be married to a hunter... isn't it hard? You don't cook the venison, do you?

I'm not *exactly* a vegetarian… I still very occasionally eat poultry or fish (and then feel terrible about having done so… but that's another story) and, yes, I do cook the venison. I actually have helped him butcher the deer in the past as well, though I hate it. I take some comfort in the fact that my DH is a very ethical hunter, and if he can't kill with one shot, he won't take the shot. And I look at it as helping me NOT support the cattle feedlots that are far less humane.

Moving on…

The hits on my site have gone way up, thanks in part to NaBloMoPo, but also to some odd searches. I think, on the day my story releases at Wild Rose Press, I'm going to pop in some big names just to get Google sending people my way. Although I get plenty of hits based on two searches:

1. Marianne Needs -- I get a few hits from this one every single day!

2. She Drives Me Crazy -- Ditto the above… is there a song or something?

I've also gotten hits recently for:

Crazy Writing (well, yes, that describes me in part, but I don't want to spread it around)
Crazy Critter Writing (see above)
How do you shorten the name Marianne? (Mari? Anne? Ma?)
Who Sang Yes I'm Ready (You know… I never did give the answer to that -- it was K.C -- from K.C. and the Sunshine Band with Terry DeSario for those inquiring minds who are in search of the answer)
If you have it and I want it t-shirt (Now I'm curious and must go search this phrase)

I've been off refined sugar for three days now and discovered that I don't mind my coffee sweetened with a little bit of honey or even fruit juice, so that's good because I didn't want to give up coffee.

Did you know that there is sugar in many canned soups?!? I didn't until recently (proof positive that you should always read your labels), so I made a huge pot of minestrone soup for my daughter last night -- it's her favorite kind -- so that I could offer it to her sugar free. That's just weird. I also discovered that bouillon cubes are almost completely sugar and fat. Geez…

Bored yet?

Okay, off to write.

So far this morning, I've written only 1,037 words

For a grand total of: 13,067 / 50,000

Not so bad, except for the fact that it's absolute crap. Boring. Stupid. Pointless.

I'm considering starting on something else. Yup. Starting from scratch. Because this book is going NOWHERE. Ugh.


Tori Lennox said...

At least you haven't had any of the bizarre searches I have. *g*

You're doing great on the writing even you're not excited about what you've written!

anno said...

Not only is my husband a hunter and insistent carnivore (and I a former vegetarian!), but he's also a Catholic where I'm Protestant, conservative where I'm liberal, a country squire where I'm a wannabe urbanite, a lover of action/adventure movies where I love Bridget Jones, and a joke teller, where, well, I couldn't tell a joke to save my life. Sometimes I think it is that last pairing of opposites that holds everything together.

You're doing great on NaNo -- it's inspiring to watch!

Allie Boniface said...

Wow! You've gotten so much written so far, only 6 days in! That's awesome...