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So. I've pretty much given up on the fact that I'm going to finish NaNo 2011 with 50k words. Not really feeling bad about the decision though, seeing as how I've gotten farther this year than any other year. I'm fairly sure of it anyway. The only thing that's longer than my attempted novel this year is my novella that was based on HP RP characters, The Darkness of Tragedy, which stands at 17280 words. That was started July 2005, last updated November 11, 2010, though the last update which was posted to my LJ was back in 2008. According to my record keeping, there are about 4k words that haven't made it to the LJ posts yet... hrm.

Still, I like the path the story is taking and maybe I'll be able to keep it up and actually turn it into a novel. It'll happen eventually. It's on my bucket list, and seeing as how writing something always takes me so long to finish, I have high hopes that it will be done before I die. =P

After November ends, though, I think I'll start myself on a creative writing path. Since there aren't enough people who read my LJ anymore, I think I'll use my Facebook to get my prompts...get people to give me 31 random words to become prompts for drabbles/short stories, one for each day in December. Will I be able to do it? Probably not, but it's a fun thought. Besides, if I actually do it, the drabbles/short stories will be posted here. This journal did start as my "art" journal anyway. Perhaps it's time to start getting back to my artistic roots. Maybe that will help inspire me to write as well, if I get all kinds of creative juices going.

And OMG. Is it weird that, as I've gone back to try and find all of my prior NaNo attempts, they all can be turned into part of my current NaNo attempt?? OMG. IDEA!
hazy_reflection: (D'Angeline Religion to Die For)
I had a spark of inspiration for my novel!! Unfortunately it fizzled out far too quickly. I only got 1182 words written today, which brings my total up to 12281. I'm 11052 words short of the 23333 total.

Need to figure out what to DO! I really really want to be able to finish this one, or to at least get A LOT higher word count than I've ever done. I just...can't find the plot bunnies to do that with. This really does cement the fact that I was never meant to be a writer though...
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I've missed almost a week of writing on NaNo. =( I've lost inspiration to write and more importantly I've lost plot bunnies... bigger =( I have roughly 12.3k words to write to catch up in addition to the regular day suggested quota of written words to make the cut by the end of the month. I haven't really given up but...definitely lost steam. Praying for guidance, suggestions, or inspiration...here's hoping something picks up within the next few days or I'm done.

On the bright side, I've written over 11k words this year. I think that's the most I've gotten done in the odd number of years that I've tried to do NaNo. I suppose you could call it a good sign...
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There is a wicked mad thunderstorm passing over my house as I type... I'm talking crazy lightning--it's been almost nonstop for the past hour--some bass-tastic thunder and massive rain, raindrops the size of frickin' lemons man. The last crack of thunder, and I do mean CRACK of thunder, seriously almost made me pee my pants. If you're sensing de ja vu it's because I just posted that on my Facebook status as well. =P Yes, I'm that lame that I post something like that everywhere. What kind of crack of thunder you ask? You know the type that sounds like God's ripping open the universe? That seismic tear in the sky sound? Yeah. That kind of crack. It was freaking amazing. I don't think I've EVER heard thunder like that before.

So I'm just sitting here in my lounge room, in the the dark, watching the lightning illuminating the heavens, listening to the thunder scare the piss out of me and I gotta say I'm absolutely loving it. If I weren't so worried about getting sick I'd totally be out twirling in it instead of sitting here typing about it. And in case the power goes out, the candles are already lit with spares sitting nearby. Something to light the way if I can't see to light them? My handy dandy Nintendo DS within grabbing distance and of course, my cats to trip me regardless of whether there's light or not. =)

And yes, I'm using it as an excuse to procrastinate writing more on my NaNo project... =P
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An hour left in Day 7 and I'm at 10874 words on my NaNo project! Pretty damn good if I do say so myself, especially considering I hardly wrote at all over the weekend as we were celebrating John's 25th birthday. =) Still, I was at 6667 at the end of Friday, only wrote to 6960 over Sat and Sun, and now at almost 11k. The goal for the end of today was 11667, so at 10874 I'm not doing too shabby!! I'm starting to lose steam though, so I figure almost 4k is good for one day. I'll catch up the rest tomorrow hopefully.


As for fishing over the weekend, my wonderful husband caught himself a 43cm snapper and a 38cm King George Whiting, as well as multiple other fish. Those two were the special ones though and they tasted mighty yummy. Looking forward to more of that as the fishing season continues. Looking forward to January and vacation in Merimbula! Look out fishies! Here I coooooooome!!!

NaNo 2011

Nov. 5th, 2011 12:00 am
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Victory!! Before the clock chimed 12 this very evening I defeated my daily NaNo requirements and hit 6667 words, one word more than the suggested goal for Day Four. I feel extremely accomplished. =)

NaNo 2011

Nov. 4th, 2011 01:58 am
hazy_reflection: (Hourglass)
My NaNoWriMo novel is sitting pretty at 4102 words. Keeping up pretty well this year. We'll see what happens this weekend. It's John's birthday and we've got a bunch of things planned so not sure when I'll get time to write!

NaNo 2011

Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:59 pm
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Day 2 of NaNoWriMo 2011!! I have almost ALMOST reached the goal for day 2 and am way proud of myself because I think it's the first time that's happened EVER. It's 11:58pm and I'm sitting on 3143 words of my novel. I really like the chances for this one. =)

NaNo 2011

Nov. 1st, 2011 11:17 pm
hazy_reflection: (Llama llama duck)
It's 11:13pm and I've gotten through 951 words so far! An accomplishment to be sure for Day 1 of NaNoWriMo 2011. I've yet to get one of those word meters but no biggie. Let's see how far I get with this one! I've even gotten info on it up on the NaNo website go me! Hoping I can reach my goal of 25% or 50k words. It's been my goal every year I've tried NaNo and I think I hit like...7k words last year. Maybe. 29 more days to go. =)


[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts_elite. I has joined it. I'm a HUFFLEPUFF with a side of Slytherin now, apparently. Interesting what people see.
hazy_reflection: (Cassiline Dying for Faith)
Odd thing happened today... John's family is...typical, I guess. His older brother had a falling out with the family a while back and they haven't spoken to him for a while. James is, however, getting married on October 15th and as much as he doesn't like to admit it he's very much connected to his family and would love them to be in attendance. His fiancee, Amy, is at odds with the family as well in that she gets extremely defensive when something doesn't go the way she wants it. She fights with everyone, including the family going as far as calling John's mother (who is also her FIANCEE'S mother) a bitch because she commented that Amy and James didn't go to visit James's 4-year-old daughter Tanisha in the hospital when she got her tonsils and adenoids removed. Anyway, they haven't talked to the family for months and then out of the blue the other day they decide to show up and just make nice. Because they want mummy dearest to make their wedding cake.

And then they show up at the parental house tonight just to "hang". Talk about awkward. And they finally gave an invitation to John and I for the wedding. John was saying he wasn't going to the wedding until receiving an invitation. Now he's obligated to go.

I really don't know what to think about James. He's a nice guy and underneath it all he really wants to be close to his family. But when he's around his fiancee and friends he's the biggest asshole on the face of the planet and his family is what's holding him back and his parents are the reason he has any problems. And then there's his daughter who was born to an ex girlfriend who he was cheating WITH on his then previous girlfriend at the time. He stopped going out with daughter's mum and started dating Amy and then they were engaged a while back and then they broke it off. At that time he told Amy he asked her to marry him because he wanted to see what she'd say. This time they're seeing it through. The kicker? They have NO MONEY to be getting married, aren't getting any personal loans, James owes John over $7k and part of that $7k+ was the money needed to pay for the engagement ring.


I love my husband and I love his family most of the time... but at this point in my life I'm having a really hard time with it all...

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