Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

Okay, in an attempt to liven up this blog, I'm going to try a few new things.
The first in line this week is a version of Katie Ganshert's 3C's Friday...only it's Thrusdays and with different words that start with a different letter.
I've decided, I do believe, that I'm going to post Tuesdays and Thursdays.
So, Here's the first go-at-it.

Three T's Thursday

NaNo.  Need I say more? lol

Norman is getting better.  That's somewhat part of the reason I've been in and out of blogger.  I've been taking care of the kids and the house alone while Norman gets better, leaving little time for posting :( I've missed you guys, but THANKFULLY, Norman is getting over his bug and cold stuff.
Keep praying that me and the boys don't get it, though.

I'm so thankful for what NaNo's been doing for me.  I get up at 4:45 and do my devotion/pray.  Then I get to my computer promptly (or not) at 5am and write till 6am.  My goal each day is (what NaNo suggests) 1667wds/day.  I go up and down on it.  Sometimes I'll have 1400 sometimes I'll have 1800...but in the end it works out.
Now, this has pushed me SOOOO far along in the novel writing process that it amazes me.  I'm already on chapter 19 of my first draft!!!!  I never thought it could be done...but all it takes is a plan!

I'm really proud of what this has done for my confidence in actually "doing the dirty work" of writing.  I'm able to push past the blank page, Lord willing, and write!  To do what I was meant to do, and to do it quickly.  To get the words down is a big deal...then I can butcher it into a really good manuscript...over and over and over again till it shines.  BUT NaNo is helping me see how far I can really take myself.

Now, your turn!


  1. WOOHOOOO!!!
    I like the three t's! Glad Norm is getting better and Chapter 19!!!!! Aieee! Looking forward to reading it! :-)

  2. Oh, yeah. The NaNo works. Especially if you tell others that you're doing it. hehehe. Good for you, girl!

  3. HAhahahah, Lainie, you're great.

    Love you, girl.
    Can't wait to see you guys for Thanksgiving!