Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I did it!!! I got to 50,000 words in 30 days! Now back to my regularly scheduled life....

Monday, November 28, 2005

OK, so I've done a lot more than write my 50,000 words this month.

I'm giving this set for a Christmas exchange. The rules were $5 or homemade so I decided to do the soap saver and washcloths that I found on the Internet. I actually made these for my mom last mother's day, too, so it was really easy for me to whip them out. To be honest, these are probably my favorite things to crochet just because they come together so dang quickly!
Would you believe I decided to start ANOTHER project? This time I pulled out my embroidery machine and made some holiday placemat and napkins. I bought the ornament pattern and loaded it in. My machine has 2 fonts already loaded, so that part was easy. The whole thing was done on some old tablecloths that I was given with batting stuck in the middle. Then I surged the edges. And I STILL am less than 5,000 words away from completing NaNoWriMo! So I know that's good. I am hoping to finish by Tuesday at the latest.....

Time to go back and add a few hundred more words!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Do you ever wonder where the time goes? It seems like just yesterday my daughter was so little. She actually let me pick out her clothes. Now she has purple-ish hair and bell-bottom jeans. (Of course, my own mother says I have little room to talk, but what does she know? *smile* )

Time rushes by and November seems to be the worst of it. Obviously, I'm participating in NaNoWriMo (see previous posts!) and that makes for a bit of a time strap this month. I must have been crazy to think I could write 50,000 words in a month!!! But I'm still plugging away at that and have more than 34,000 words written and nine days to go. Notice I didn't say they were GOOD words, but they are on the page, so to speak.

Add to that the holiday hype -- yes, I've started CHRISTmas shopping already -- and November seems to be almost over before the Halloween candy is gone!

Ah well, I suppose that's the way it has always been and no amount of complaining will change it.

But since time is so short, I must go and hug the daughter (she does still allow that, although not where her friends might see!) and get back to writing. I'll be glad when November is over!

Friday, November 11, 2005

OK, so I haven't been JUST writing for NaNoWriMo. (Although the current word count is clost to 17,000 and I hope to hit 20,000 today, although I don't think that will really happen.... it's nice to have goals!)

I did finish my crochet bag, though. I'm really liking this! It took awhile, and I'm pretty sure I messed up the bottom of it, since it didn't mesh quite the way I had planned on. But this will be really cute to carry library books or even as a shower bag next time we go camping.

It was made with 5 balls of Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn in the "denim blue" color. You can't tell very well in the picture, but it is a tan colored yarn with flecks of blue.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

NaNoWriMo goal to date: 10,002 words
NaNoWriMo words written: 10,006 words

Friday, November 04, 2005

NaNoWriMo goal to date: 6,668 words
NaNoWriMo words written: 6,693

Thursday, November 03, 2005

NaNoWriMo goal to date: 5,001 words
NaNoWriMo words written: 5,075
Not sure I totally agree with this one either, but the quizes are fun!

Your Element is Earth

Your power color: yellow

Your energy: balancing

Your season: changing of seasons

Dedicated and responsible, you are a rock to your friends.
You are skilled at working out even the most difficult problems.
Low key and calm, you are happiest when you are around loved ones.
Ambitious and goal oriented, you have long term plans to be successful.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

NaNoWriMo goal of the day: 1,667 words
NaNoWriMo words written: 1,682