Thursday, November 06, 2008

Well today has been thoroughly awful. I've been playing catch up all day, I have spent money I didn't want to spend and I have experienced epic fail. By 8pm my legs were hurting so much I swear it would have hurt less to just set them on fire.

On the upside I haven't actually fallen behind in this month's novel, even though some of the scenes I've written today were pretty bad. But I can live with pretty bad as long as it's down. I can always fix it in the edit but only if it's there to begin with. However I'm still not happy with my progress. I know this novel is going to be bigger than 50,000 words and so far I am not on target to get more than 60,000 in the month. I need to speed up or I am going to get totally bogged down next week.

I must do better. Hopefully by not falling behind I've left myself with a base to build on.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Well NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. My preparation as the Municipal Liaison for Aberdeen has been fairly good but my preparation as writer has been sadly lacking. I have very little clue about how I'm going to start come Friday night.

And I have a new keyboard. It's rubber and flixible and water proof but it's taking some getting used to.

I have a bad feeling about this.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hi again.

I've had another couple of articles published. One on Roleplaying and another one on 30 day novel writing.

I'm still recovering from my surgery but I'm getting better. I'm able to eat solids now but only in very small amounts.

I'm looking forward to November and NaNoWriMo. I've been officially named the Municipal Liason for Aberdeen which now has it's own reigonal lounge. Unfortunately the NaNoWriMo site still seems to be down. Oh well, we've got the whole month to prepare.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Well I'm almost back to eating solids. I've managed a bit of writing and I may even list some new items in the shop.

I really didn't expect that it would take me this long to get back in the swing. Of course it doesn't help that my beloved's computer is dying a slow death so he's taken to running second life on mine. Oh well.

More soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I am still alive. Yay!

I am back home after surgery. Sorry the blog went quiet for a bit but I wasn't really up to doing much. I'm still not but I thought I should post something.

Back to normal soon I hope

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another new article. And one on a different subject.

Also some new items in the shop.

More later.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Well today I have done my best to be a good little housewife/writer/self employed crafter. Not a huge success but never mind. I've written another article for Triond but it's not published yet. I've done some tidying and loads of washing. I've listed new stuff on Etsy.

I've also discovered a new definition of fuel poverty. All this talk in the news about people having to choose between heating and eating. We haven't even got the heating on yet and already we're running of of money for electricity. I've had to stop running the washing machine because we're on emergency credit. I'm writing this on the laptop on battery power.

I have to sell some stuff soon or we're in a lot of trouble. So far I've only made $0.02 from Triond. That's 2 cents or about a penny in British money. That's not even paid for the electriciy to write the articles. Still If I write enough it might eventually cover our weekly electricity bill and then I'll have clean clothes.
On Tuseday I slept a lot. I crocheted a lot. I thought about the novel a fair bit. I photographed my jewelry. I moved my computer.

Not a lot then.

If anyone is interested I am currently working on the 'comfy cardi' pattern from Crochet Me. I'll post a pic when it's done.

The jewelry will be appearing on my Etsy shop soon.