Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Daisy Days

Here's me trying to be artsy fartsy photographer with the flowers from National Author's Day. Pretty, no?

The flowers are gone (Gerberas don't last forever), but the writing continues...I'm about a third of the way through this round, and I'm liking it so far. Bit by bit, I'll get there.

Other updates:

1. Saw Darjeeling Limited and liked it (I'm a Wes Anderson fan). Quotable line: "Can we agree on this?" Poignant to see Owen Wilson pre-trauma. He's so talented.
2. I am beyond stoked about Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys, for the first time since Troy Aikman dominated the field, with help from Emmitt and Michael. Jury's still out on T.O., but I'm afraid I'm wavering...because when that man catches a pass, it's a beautiful thing to see.
3. Countdown to Project Runway: ONE DAY!!! hee hee hoo hoo (that's me hyperventilating.) Can't wait to see Tim, Heidi and the gang -- love Michael Kors's snotty asides. Will do a better job of collecting them this year.

Yes, the TiVo is fired up and ready!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

National Author's Day

Who knew??? My husband came home with yellow Gerberas and my children offered hugs and smiles. I'm blessed. And I pass on the good vibes to my fellow writers laboring out there...congratulations on the work you do, on facing the pages and making them sing.

It's also the kickoff to NaNoWriMo, or for the uninitiated, National Novel Writing in a Month insanity. Google it, and you'll find a smorgasbord of bleary eyed scribblers who've committed to penning a book (good, bad, indifferent...but done!) within the confines of November.

In that spirit, I've decided to focus on my revisions for the WIP with a renewed vigor and intensity. Why not absorb the energy from my literary kinfolk and push forward with all the oomph I can muster? The weather's cold, the tea is hot, and I've got a candle that smells like a library. (Thanks, Mom.) With two Chihuahuas ready for couch time and a laptop with a long battery life, what else do I need?

I started today and wrote for two solid hours, shaping and shading, cutting and layering. It's not perfect, but for this round it doesn't have to be. Not yet. Now it's about falling in love again and spinning my tale. Perfection is for accountants anyway.

I left my manuscript with just enough thread to approach it again tomorrow...and the next day...and the next.

Wish me luck, and write on!