Wednesday, November 21, 2007

novel madness

I'm drafting a novel, as part of NaNoWriMo, and so I have been ignoring my blog.

I did, however, find this little gem in my inbox this morning, grace a Garrison Keillor:

Voltaire said, "Let us read and let us dance — two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."

Amen to that.

Happy Thanksgiving, and write on!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


So the video link in the last entry isn't working. I tried uploading twice. A file format problem? I don't know. It doesn't even come up on my computer when I'm on my own blog, which isn't good. Maybe it's a way of telling me not to post vids of the kids on the blog.

Finished the 1st draft of Vidui, the one act I'm submitting to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival on or around Dec. 7. Hoorah.

Decided (stupidly?) to undertake the insanity of writing a novel in honor of National Novel Writing Month. There is a nifty web site here where you can create a page to monitor your progress, chat with other insane asylum escapees who have decided to devote way too much time to idle whitter, and generally stew about being a writer in the world. Today I wrote 1,088 words. I started today; I'm 6 days behind everyone else. And to my chagrin, I found out that I can't use my WIP as part of the 50,000 word count to "win." So I've embarked on a new story. It should be an interesting ride. Like I don't have enough to do right now.

My son just came up to me and said, "Mommy, I want a pretzel. Come on!" and pulled at my sleeve. He is holding part of a banana in his hand. "Hey mom, I'm very funny," he says, trying to pull me away from the computer. "Get up, mom!"

Okay, I'm taking the hint!

Friday, November 02, 2007

my little'un sings a song for you

My lovely daughter has been bitten by the performance bug. Wonder where she gets that from? :)