Sunday, 6 November 2011


So, life has been crazy busy again. But on Wednesday, it will pretty much all be over unless I fail something and have to do a re-sit. I’ve been doing a lot of ‘pick up’ shifts at work, covering for someone who’s away. It’s been fun going into work so often and feeling more involved. And I applied for a super cool job that I REALLY want so hopefully I'll have an update about that soon too.

I decided to do Nano this year but because of busy-ness, I haven’t actually written a single word so far. What is NaNo, you ask? It is this crazy thing that some people do to celebrate November being National Novel Writing Month, they write a 50,000 word novel. Or 1667 words a day, if I remember correctly. I’ll be attempting to finish my story from last year, I made it to the 50,000 word mark but I had absolutely no idea where my story was going as my willful side characters completely hijacked the plot. I still want to re-read my original 50,000 words and see if I can figure out where this darn thing is going so already I’m on the back foot.

And now I have to catch up on everyone’s blogs. I feel so bad, I’ve done such a poor job of being a bloggy friend. Please forgive me!!


Abigail said...

You still have plenty of time to catch up on NaNo!!! :) Glad you're getting more shifts at work/life will be calming down soon!

And I DO remember seeing that piggy picture with the bacon caption! Bacon is so good though. Mmmm... yeah, I'll still be eating bacon. I remember seeing something else that said, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels," and someone commented, "Um, have you tried bacon?" Truth.

Katie said...

Busy-ness has a real habit of eating into fun things, doesn't it? Sometimes, a whole week can go by in which I haven't been able to catch up on my blog reading and it's so frustrating.

I hope your last few days go well. When you say it will all be over, do you mean your degree or your year? I've lost track!

lowercase letters said...

hooray!... i hope you get that job you applied for! i said a prayer that you would:)
NaNo sounds super cool! i've never heard of it. that's alot of writing but i'm sure you can git r dun! ;) you go girl!

Bonnie said...

It sounds like you have been super busy! At least it makes the time pass quickly. :)
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Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Wow, how many pages does that come to? I think I would be the EXACT same way if I wrote a book. Those side characters would totally take over 1/2 way through. haha I hope you're able to do it and I hope you get that new exciting job!!!

angie on maui said...

I did NaNoWriMo a few years ago and started out really strong but ended up having a few days where I slacked...I think that is natural (at least that is what I tell myself!).

Good luck on the new job you applied for...keep us posted on that!

Have a great week!

ladykate63 said...

Hi there!

(1) Good luck with NaNo.

(2) Happy (early) birthday, LOL.

(3) Any chance you may be back on the Robin Hood forum? Even if you're not in an RH phase right now, we've got lots of other stuff going (and besides, an RH phase is always just around the corner, right? ;-) ) You're definitely missed, and I'd love to start a birthday thread for you. Just let me know.