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giphy-9This morning I was so very very very tired (not an unusual occurrence in the mornings for me) and I seriously debated not leaving my bed all day, but then Pirate came and asked if he could watch cartoons and I had to drag my sorry self out of bed and rustle up breakfast for the horde. Husband beat me to it though and all I had to do was sit down and drink my tea (bless him).

There’s not been much in the way of work for me this week, which is awesome in a “I’m a lazy bitch” kind of way. The not so awesome part is Pumpkin having a fever and having to stay home from preschool, she’s much better today though. Tomorrow we’re celebrating her 4th birthday and we bought sweets to decorate her cake with when we went shopping earlier today (her actual birthday is November 30th).

Last year she had a Spider-Man/Harry Potter themed party, this year it’s Frozen all the way… but whatever makes her happy. It is her birthday, I can have a Harry Potter one when it’s my birthday (in April). Oh wouldn’t it be so cool! I could dress the kids up and have husband be Dumbledore, or Snape, or Neville! And I’d be Luna, because she’s my spirit animal.

I’m still stuck on The 1975, I’ve added so many of their songs to my writing playlist, which is what I play when driving (I also sing along to every song on that list, it’s the best thing, just belting out great songs in the car). Whenever I come across great music I add to this list, it’s past 4h in playtime atm. Before The 1975 I added Roxette, another favourite of mine, love their ballads.

I’m not going to make NaNoWriMo this year, unless I write 25.000 words before Monday… Hahaha! I know! What was I thinking? If I barely have time for writing as it is, how would I manage 50.000 words during November?!

Good thing though is that I am writing. Yesterday before youth group I managed a fair share of words, and I’m taking time today to write more. My brain is tuned into writing too, which means I get ideas all the time and feel joy when I do get to write.

Most of Wednesday however was spent playing Dragon Age Inquisition. That game. So good! This time around I’m a Qunari mage, female, and romancing The Iron Bull. But every time I come across Commander Cullen my heart skips a beat and I want to crawl into the game and jump him. He’s been bae since Dragin Age Origins.

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I might have to start over again and play a human or elf, I cannot resist him!

Anyhow, we’re approaching lunchtime and I need to wrestle up some food for Pumpkin, husband and I. And then write. And maybe, maybe, I’ll allow myself a little Cullen Dragon Age…

xoxo

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2013-09-16 - 1This autumn has been the worst few months in quite some time.

I’m always down this time of year, it’s getting darker and colder and summer’s over and work begins again and… some of you might get what I’m saying.

I’ve stared projects (writing) during this time and everything’s sucked and most things aren’t even close to being done. I haven’t even kept up with this blog (duh!).

I also decided to enter NaNoWriMo this year for some freaking reason and even though I’m at 26.000 words (3 different stories, didn’t have an idea for a novel, so I’m cheating with short stories) I just feel like dropping the whole thing and crawl into my bed. Never to climb out again.

Buuut… family and work and this thing called “life” (don’t talk to me about it) has me getting up in the mornings. I do what I have to and the whole time I just want people to shut the fudge up and leave me alone.

Thank God for internet friends. They never get in your face, they mostly just get you and if you can’t deal you just chose to not interact with them. Not so easy irl, as people tend to get in your face all the time.

Don’t get me wrong, at the same time I love people. Like truly love them. But I haven’t got enough energy to keep my face smiling all the time, or listen to them, or work with them. So I flee to books and video games. These last 3 days I’ve read 6 books on Kindle and started a new character for Dragon Age Inquisition (honestly, that game is life).

After I type this I’m going to see if I can write a little on one of the short stories I have going on, I’m using this particular one for Saturday Scenes at the moment and need to get writing (I didn’t post anything this Saturday, I just… didn’t).

I had this list of things I wanted to get done this autumn, so far I’ve done none of those things and that isn’t really helping my situation. shitpissbuggerfuckall 

Also, this “Cheer up mate, it’s soon Christmas!” has me wanting to punch people in the face. Like really, that’s supposed to help me in any way? Fuck off.

Anyhow, I need to write something (anything) on my short story today, preferably before having to take Princess to the stables. And for those of you who care, The 1975 are my new musical obsession. Makes me wish I was 10 years younger, so I could lust after that cute drummer without feeling like a total cougar…

xoxo

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I’ve written 50 (?) words in 5 days. I think I’ll just let the Fail Fairies dance all over me this year.

At the moment (after a weekend of work and a shoulder that aches and the sads) I can’t find it in me to write. The story is there, in my head, but I don’t have the energy to make it happen right now.

How do people do this? I neither have a room of my own, or time of my own, or any of those other things (like discipline…) that I would need to succeed. I suck.

Anyhow, it’s darker than ever (like always in November) and the sads has me in its grasp. I’ll just go buy (and eat) my own weight in chocolate.

xoxo

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I’ve written 120 words today, yesterday I wrote 0.
I don’t know if this story is going to work…  but I want it to because I really like it. And I have a good chance of getting this book published. Which is nice.
I’m beginning to think I have to forgo sleep to manage NaNoWriMo this year.
I can sleep when I’m dead.

The darkness of November doesn’t really help in any way either. I just want to stay in bed, maybe read, most definitely play video games all day long…
A girl can dream right?

Anyhow, crapload of stuff to do at work and I’m working this weekend (we’re at camp Friday to Sunday).

xoxo

Rainstorm.

Today is so dark. Like November decided to come at us with a vengeance. And this rain. I had hoped for a lot more of that delicious sunlight. I need sunlight! Don’t think it helps that I most definitely feel like I have the worst case of The Monday’s, ever.

Today I can’t get anything written on my NaNo piece, it’s stuck and I don’t know how to get back at it. So I’ll write something on another text and hope that this will make my brain jump start.

Anyhow, better make more tea and get writing.

xoxo

I’m 303 words in. I doubt I’ll get over 500 today…

  • We had guests for lunch (I did the cooking, because I wanted to).
  • I had to take the Pirate to the doctors (ear infection) and we had to drive to another town to find an open chemists.
  • I went to a swap clothes party to hang out with friends (got some real rad clothes out of it too).

And it feels a little strange, this sitting by the computer trying to hammer down words that together make up this story that’s been living in my head the last two years. I know where it’s going. I know how it ends. It’s the fleshing out and making longer than just a few choice words that’s the hard part… THE WRITING.

Anyhow, there are crisps waiting to be eaten, tea to be drunk and words to be hammered out.

xoxo

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nanowrimoI just realised I’ve not blogged for a month… wow.

I have no excuse. Other than that since I very rarely sit at from of a computer it’s not just happening (blogging that is). I could do it from my phone, sure, but honestly it’s more of a hassle than anything trying to get all the words down on that thing. Plus I always seem to get the weirdest autocorrects when I try to do that…

Right now I have no phone (or I have one I borrowed from the store when I handed mine in). Apparently it was overheating and that makes it NOT WORK. I won’t bother with anything on the phone I now have, because it’s a lend and it would be stupid to activate anything that requires passwords etc on it. So no easy internet access for Jenny.

Sucks to be me I guess. 

Since I don’t have my phone and all those things that come with it I’ve decided to also disconnect my laptop (from time to time). This because November and NaNoWriMo is coming and I’ve decided to really give it a go this year. I have my horror story to write and this might be a good a time as any.

So anyone wondering why I’m not out on the webz spreading my joy, this is why (also, since I saved all my phone numbers on Google I have no contacts in my phone – I won’t be contacting anyone as long as I’ve got this borrowed WW2 phone). I might post writing blogs during NaNo, but that’s probably it.

Anyhow, it’s lunchtime and a school holiday this week. Time to feed the horde!

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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Ooops, I’ve gone and not blogged again… what with working afternoons and evenings I find it’s so hard to make myself sit down and blog. I also need to take time and read all blog posts I’ve been putting off reading (I’m not going to read all of them, just select the ones that catch my fancy).

Today I’m going to try to do something about my hair, it’s gotten way too long and I’m considering adding some colour to it as well. Though I’m not sure they’ll have time for a cut and colour, I’m just going to pop by the salon and see if they can squeeze me in after lunch. I’ve used clips to get my bangs to not be in my eyes, and even though I ROCK that look I want to have the option of having them down too.

I recently bought makeup brushes (and some more makeup, gotta get new colours to try them out ya know!) and I’ve been playing around with them a couple of times. It’s a new experience to use all these different brushes when putting gunk on, but it does look a lot better and I’m sure once I get the hang of it, it’ll be awesome! Makeup’s always been fun, now it’s even more so.

Last weekend I was at camp with eleven 14 year old’s (in Sweden you go through confirmation at 14, same as Catholic children do at age 7 (?), it’s optional but most do it, at least if your a member of the Church of Sweden). So anyway, we stayed at a place called Skaga from Friday evening to Sunday lunch. They have this tiny Stave Church (go clickety for a explanation), which had to be rebuilt after it burned to the ground in 1999, the new church looks exactly the same and is too cute!

I had one hour off on Saturday and spent most of it sitting in my room writing. I’m almost a 1000 words in to my Steampunk Viking short story, which will be the one I’m sending to the Borderlands Anthology. The plan today (other than getting my hair done) is to add my handwritten stuff to the document on my laptop.

I’m also entering this as my NaNoWriMo piece, it’s not meant to be 50.000 words, but I’m thinking it’ll help me get things done (the deadline for the Anthology is also the 28th of November, which is neat since NaNo ends on the 30th).

Anyhow, I need to go drop my son off at a friend’s house and try to find a friend for my eldest daughter to play with… being twins (or I guess siblings are enough) demands the need for things to be super equal All The Time! 

xoxo

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