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Friday, November 30, 2012

Yay - I survived and won Nanowrimo 2012

Yes, I am proud of me. I participated in Nanowrimo this year to get myself over the first (and I hope last) real writers block I have ever experienced.  And I did it to myself.  But I have also overcome - with 50K words of a new novel, that at that number is only perhaps halfway done.

Thus I have set myself the modest goal for December to put another 50K words down for this same novel, which I think MAY finish the first draft.  However, I also intend to make room to finish my first adult coloring book of fairies.  And because December is a time I usually take to myself, I hope to color, do some jigsaw puzzles, sew, investigate origami, and read.

I found I really missed having my Sundays off of the computer just to read and color, and I believe that I can actually manage 50K words on the new novel, as well as a coloring page a day for the coloring book, without sacrificing Sundays.

More than anything else, I'm relieved to discover that I can still crank out 3K to 8K words a day if I apply myself.  I think it may have been a matter of finding the correct time niche to do so.  Basically, I write from the time I put the husband to bed, until I'm about to fall out of my chair - LOL.  I may sleep a little later in the day, or slip in a little afternoon nap, if I write until 4 am or so.  No one seems put out by that.

It was a good experience and I think I've learned a few things.  Which is always good!

Summer Foovay

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wild Bird Photos From The Bosque Del Apache

Wild Bird Photos From The Bosque Del Apache - I share some great wild bird photos my husband took on his birthday trip to the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, as well as links to the new Facebook page and our page at Public Domain Photos where we share our photos for free.  Donations are appreciated though and will go towards a better camera and more birding trips!