Wednesday, November 15, 2006

NaNoWriMo & YouTube Updates

Well, it has been a little while since I've posted to my blog, mainly because I was a) out of town; and b) didn't want to waste words here while I've been writing my NaNoWriMo book.

When I started writing my novel, I had great aspirations of writing the western version of "Gone With the Wind" or something like that. In fact, it's just turned into your basic chick lit kind of book, and not the epic novel I had planned. I have no problems with that--I may not have an epic novel within me. I may just have to write something a little bit fun.

In any event, today I crossed the 30K line. Considering that for at least 3 of the first 15 days of November, I didn't write anything, 30K is pretty freakin' impressive. It adds up to roughly 80 pages. Probably a bit more. I just discovered that my compilation file has crapped out. So I'll have to do it over again.

We spent the long weekend in Kentucky last weekend, visiting my friend Tim and his family. Wow, what a blast. I haven't seen Tim in WAY too long--six years. He and his wife are the nicest people, the most gracious, you would ever want to meet. His two daughters are adorable. Tim has a HUGE plot of land, and he got a golf cart to use while he does the weedwhacking and all that jazz. I asked him if he'd teach Michael to drive it, and he said he sure would. I took some video and I've posted it on YouTube. You can find it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvR3q0vuZkU The film is quite jumpy since the 2-and-4-year-olds were jumping on me, plus I was laughing my head off when Tim would yell, "LEFT! LEFT!" or when they ran into a low tree branch. Michael did a great job for his first time driving.

The rest of the time was great as well. I had a ball playing with the kids--we need to get some of our own--and we saw the sights of Franklin, KY. This included a stuffed horse that had died in 1936, named Blinky. I may have to post the video of that as well.

So that's about all from here. Playing with the new video camera, visiting old friends, and writing my great novel. I'll check back in soon--I just want to keep up the pace!!! I've got a bad cold, so I'm trying to write through a clogged head. Not easy. :)

5 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Lauren said...

Can I pick your NaNo novel for January book club? ;)

Kate/Susan said...

I was thinking it could be this year's "Diary of Don Juan" and I could leave the meeting crying :)

Melissa said...

You let the blind guy drive huh? Love the video!!!! What fun that Micheal got to drive!

Lara said...

Ya know, it's way too funny that you were in KY last weekend, since I was there weekend before last. Too bad we couldn't have timed it a little better, LOL! Oh well, we were probably in different parts of the state anyway! :)

Lesley said...

Now that's something you don't see everyday - the General driving! Looks like you had a lot of fun!