Thursday, November 08, 2007

No Booking Today

"Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them" - Margaret Mitchell

Well... I actually remembered it was Thursday, and was going to Book It, but at the time of this blog post, there wasn't one up for today. That's sad. Worse, now what do I write??

I splurged yesterday and did something I don't do very often: I bought myself some new clothes. Shocking, I know.

Fact is, I have no problem buying clothes for my daughter or my husband... but I always feel like buying stuff for me is an extravagance. I don't really need it. We should save the money for something more important. I'm sure Freud would have a field day with that.

But, I actually DO need clothes for the winter. I went through my stuff, and I don't have all that much -- not even enough for a different (warm) outfit each day. So, yesterday I went to the LL Bean outlet (and, I will admit, I actually went to see if they had something for my DH's upcoming birthday) and found a turtleneck, a long-sleeved shirt and a sweater. All very nice, solidly made and pretty (Mom, I got a sweater in that neat coral color I love!). Better -- I scored a deal! So, I only feel a little bit guilty...


Writing went well yesterday, as I'm sure you can see from my post below. I admit to horrifying Michele, though. I mentioned that the really bad guys killed off an entire family, including a *gasp* BABY! She said I couldn't kill off babies in my story. I told her that it happened off screen (off page?) and you never get to know the baby, if that made her feel any better.

True, it was very unlike me--I'm all about protecting kids and critters. But, this had to be done.

Today, my heroine faces the man who lead the charge against the family who was killed: a family that belonged to her.

That man? Guess what? He's my hero.


Okay, off to write! Have a great day (and check out the blog (you'll have to page down to older reviews), the site had two contests here and here, and many other author contests. And, if you see an author with a contest, send 'em my way--I want to list them on the site!


Your Inner Pop Princess Is Hilary Duff

"I'm shedding
Shedding every color
Trying to find a pigment of truth
Beneath my skin"

You're sweet and cute, but a little more complex than that.

Who knew??


Edited to add: I took off word verifcation from the comments, because I find that I HATE TO DO THEM, so I don't figure I should make others do it. We'll see if the spam increases. If it does, I suppose I'll have to put it back on.

Fingers crossed.


Michele said...

Whatever you did, Marianne, it worked!

Now...NO I do not like little bambinos getting offed, even in the background. Then again, it will make for a major incentive for the good people to track, attack and off the bad guys.

Better make it yes, make the paybacks So good they hurt the bad guy(s) ...

And good going on word count, keep it up...and make more the story....

And the hero is bad? Oh yea..the converted man, sees the light, the best people to keep you safe are the ones who know how to kill you.

Did I just write that? How wierd..time for another cup.

You have comments! and you edited that there is no word verif? Gee, I see,: I get my glasses now?

Sarita Leone said...

Marianne, shopping and NaNoing?! Good for you! Shopping was probably a pleasant diversion. I love it that your word count is growing. I added you to the link list on my blog so friends and fam can go to your NaNo author page and cheer you on, at least by sending good thoughts your way. I hope that's all right. :)

Keep up the good work! By the end of the month we'll have new novels to play with. Ain't life grand?

anno said...

Excellent progress -- sounds like you've found inspiration!

Melissa said...

Keep up the writing. Congrats on buying clothes. I'm bad about that too! Must be a mom thing.

Your Inner Pop Princess Is Kelly Clarkson
"Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be"

No doubt about it, you have star quality. Might just take a while to get there.

Tori Lennox said...

I'm Kelly Clarkson, too. :)

Brandy said...

I'm also Kelly Clarkson. Hmmm.
As for clothes shopping. I bought unmentionalbles last night because I really needed them and then proceeded to apologize to the hubs for spending the money. It MUST be a Mom thing, because I wouldn't even think of buying something for the kids or hubs.

Hope you're having a good day.

Dru said...

My Inner Pop Princess is Kelly Clarkson.