If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Friday, November 04, 2005


No new words since the last post; I've been swamped. I'm leaving shortly for my writing retreat so I'll be back with an update on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I'm steadily plugging along. The notecards are really helping to keep me focussed. I just finished the 4th scene, where the two-year-old got a hold of Mom's acrylic paints for the art class she was teaching, and tried her hand at a post-modern mural on the dining room wall. The mom (Hannah) reacted the way I would have liked to! Instead of going off the deep end, she delegated bathing the toddler to her older daughter.

No, she's not a saint. In a case like that, you either delegate the bath or drown the toddler.

I may have snippets later on the NaNo board. I'll post a link here if/when I do.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Word count for today, so far. The daily goal is 1,667, so I still have some left to do, but the battery in my laptop is getting low and I need a break. The first scene is pretty good, though. I think the notecarding helped a lot.

I'm off to the NaNo website to log in the first of my progress.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Common ground

Last night we went to dinner, and the restaurant we chose was near a grocery store that I frequent occassionally. For this area, I consider it a yuppie store. It has a large deli and bakery section, perfect for the soccer mom on the go. Not that I've ever been a soccer mom, but that's ok. This particular store carries a brand of organic growth-hormone-free milk that we like, and this is the only store where I've found it. So we went in and I got my milk, we picked up a 6-pack of Killians, and we came home.

It wasn't until this morning that I realized we'd stopped at the store for milk and beer!

Welcome to the home of the Redneck Yuppies!

In other news, November is in two days. I'm not done notecarding. Looks like I'd best get my rear in gear.