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I’m 2000 words over my own goal, which feels nice, but I haven’t had much time to write.

Today my youngest wouldn’t take her nap, so I only got about 1h of writing time (I had hoped for at least 2). I am trying at this very moment to get a few more words in, the horde is watching a movie and if they don’t fight or get bored or fall off the sofa this might work out in my favour…

Anyhow, I really should get back to that last scene that need writing… so close, so very close.

I might have spent some of my writing time with watching Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows pt 2 (and crying my eyes out when Harry is watching Snape’s memories, because OMG do I love that scene, both in the book and in the film!!!).

I haven’t watched the whole of pt 2, the kids ran about and it’s not really a children’s movie. I will though, I must.

xoxo

It's a brooch!

I’m close to done.
Which is rather surprising seeing I thought I wouldn’t make it at all… I’ve had close to NO time for writing the last week, but yesterday and today gave me what I needed.
The picture is of a Anglo-Saxon ring brooch, almost what I have in mind for my story.

It didn’t end the way I first thought it would, but this way is good too.

Tomorrow I’m at church for a few hours, hopefully I’ll not be late for ballet (last lesson this term).

Anyhow, I’m tired and the story will have to wait until tomorrow.

xoxo

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Today was the first day when the frost hadn’t melted before lunch. I think it might be here to stay…

It’s nice to finally have some more wintry weather, it’s been dark, cloudy and wet for too long!
I love every season when I’m in it, but when any season is late in arriving (when I think it should be here that is), I get fed up and want things to change.

My biggest wish is that we’ll have snow for December 1st, Advent. Nothing’s as cosy as lighting that first candle in the morning, snow glistening outside and knowing that you’ll have to bundle up if your going for a walk later… lovely!

Anyhow, there’s so much to do at work right now. When I get home at night I just want to have a cuppa and crawl into bed.
Christmas holiday can’t come soon enough!

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I have had a few days where nothing felt right,don’t know why really and when I think about it I can’t tell you what I thought or felt. Maybe it’s November darkness, or PMS, or my mind playing tricks on me or something I haven’t even thought of… 

Things have gone fairly well, I’ve missed one deadline at uni, but it’s not too late until the course is over (that’s in January, which is sooo far ahead in time). I thought I missed a deadline at work, but I made it just on time and as a bonus I think my text was actually good (took me a full 15 minutes to bullcrap a 1500 word piece on Christmas). None of us is ill at the moment (why did I say that? Now we’ll catch something!) and there are only a few more weeks left of school and work before three weeks of Christmas holiday! 

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-5C and a clear blue sky.

My Steampunk short story is coming along fine, I’m 3388 words in and I still have about (I’m so totally guessing here) 1000 words handwritten that need transcribing. I set a limit of 5000 words to this story, mostly because I wanted something to work towards and to have some idea of when it was time to tie all the loose ends together… 

There was a time not long ago I thought I’d never get this story working, too many sub-plots and half-ready ideas scribbled all over a notebook. Now, as I transcribe my notes, I move passages around making the story flow better and helping me finish off the whole thing. If all goes well I’ll be done by next week and then I’ll have a couple of days to re-read and edit before deadline. It would be good if I could find someone who’d read my story and point out mistakes or other things I might miss myself (and I’m going to be cheap about this and try to find someone who’d do it pro bono).

I’m not really worried my story won’t stick out and be noticed in the competition, I’m certain it’s unique and appealing. What I AM  worried about is that since English is a second language it’s not as sharp and well written as something I’d write in Swedish. When it comes to short stories in Swedish I have one honorable mention and one first runner up position with my stories, then I knew they’s be good enough to compete. Right now, I’m not sure who I’m going up against…

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Sunrise trough the trees.

Anyhow, I’ve made a big batch of soup (beef and veggie with beans) that’ll give me plenty of lunches in the weeks to come and all that’s left to do before heading off for work is transcribing my notes.

I need a cuppa tea, maybe a biscuit too.

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I got a parcel today, from my oldest (and dearest) bff:

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She knows me so well it’s scary… and she must have lots of lovey feelings for me in her heart (love you too).

It contained: English Breakfast tea, Irish Cream Liquor & White Chocolate fudge and the sweetest handwritten note.

Big hugs! Big, big, ginormous hugs!

Anyhow, the fudge won’t survive the night… the tea will last me some time.

I have the best of friends!

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3 things I NEED

  1. My own weight in chocolate (which, without saying how much I weigh, is an substantial amount). I shall eat this chocolate all by myself and then not have any feelings of regret as my skin breaks out and my trousers won’t fit.
  2. Buckets and buckets and buckets of lovely tea. I’ve today run out (THE HORROR!!!) of my favourite tea, I even forgot to get more when we went to the shops this evening… I suck.
  3. To not have a life so I can give all my time to writing. The last couple of days I’ve written no more than 70 words (I’ll never make it before deadline!) and I really really need to pick up the pace. The story’s there, just not in written form.

Next week I have a full day at uni (whoppie doo) and I have crapload of things that need doing before November is over (not only short story wise).

Anyhow, I only went to work for a few hours to sort shit stuff out, tomorrow is one of my long and action packed days. Starting at 8 AM and ending at 9.30 PM… I’m thinking I need to get me one of those bags of vinegar crisps to get me through the day… mmm, vinegar crispssssss!

 

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I’m dizzy, slightly nauseous and a bit down. Apparently I have out of place inner ear crystals again… blogged about it ~ 6 months ago.

I’m already staying home today because of hubby having to go on a business trip, so I didn’t have to call in sick, but if this continues tomorrow I might have to stay home another day at least.
My conscience tells me I’m a bad person for even considering this… no matter I’d be a dangerous driver.

Pumpkin and I took a walk after leaving the twins at school, it’s supposed to make the sense of vertigo go away, it didn’t.

One thing that did strike me though was that it felt more like March than November… might be the light and the crisp wind, I dunno. It was nice.

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Anyhow, we’re having a snack now (I’ll be chugging buckets of tea today, tea makes everything better).

xoxo

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… it’s one of my favourite movies, I could watch it once a week (once a day would be a little too much).
If you get the movie (screenshot above) right I’ll give you a great big hug! 🙂

When it comes to NaNoWriMo I’m over 2000 words in two days, you’re supposed to get 1667 words a day, but that hasn’t been possible.
I do have more than that, I really should transcribe my handwritten notes… but, later.

Son and hubby is at hockey practice and eldest daughter went to granny’s, so it’s just me and my little one at the moment. She’s napping so really it’s just me!

Anyhow, movie time!

xoxo

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I have a project for NaNoWriMo, I have more than 1000 words already written (many of them need to be added to the computer document) and I have a date I MUST finish by, since I want to enter a competition.

Buuut I keep procrastinating and trying to find other things to do (like writing a blog post on not writing). After dinner tonight and while waiting for them to go to sleep I’m going to do everything I can to actually write on my story.

I might have to go and randomly generate some names and locations, there’s this AWESOME site I use frequently: donjon (yup, that’s what it’s called). I don’t always use what the site generates, but it’s a good place to start if I get stuck.

Anyhow, looks like the potatoes are done, better get dinner ready then.

xoxo

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