Sticking With It

It is such a beautiful day in New Orleans today. This cool front is finally coming through and it’s knocked all humidity out of the city…thank God! According to ForecastFox, it’s 77 degrees and Sunny right now and it’s just perfect. The whole weekend is supposed to be pretty. Then Monday morning we’re supposed to get lots of rain and the highs are only supposed to be in the low 70’s! Yay, Autumn’s finally here 🙂

So, Sticking with it…the title of the post. Refers to NaNoWriMo. I was considering dropping out of participating. First of all, I had assumed that the new job would consume all of my time, which it will, but I’ll make time. Second of all, I don’t know if I’m liking my original plot and story line, but I may go with it anyway. But last night I stared and stared at my reminder email from NaNo and thought of how great of a feeling it would be to write a novel and decided to go ahead and register…and I did. Plus, Dark Orpheus is putting the pressure on, so I have to join her :p Is anyone else joining in? If so, here’s my profile, add me as a friend!

I also think that I’m going to do my own little read-a-thon today. Everyone’s participating in Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon and it sounds like so much fun! I’m not up for a full 24 hours since Saturday has become “catch up on sleep day”, but it would be nice to knock out some of these challenge books that have been stressing me out. So I think I’m going to sit outside and enjoy this weather and read my 2 DiCamillo’s for the Four-Legged Friends Challenge, my last Newbery Challenge book, and if there’s time, one of my Classics Challenge books. Of course this all has to be done before the 8:00 LSU vs. Auburn game tonight!!! We’re also electing a new governor here in Louisiana today so I most certainly have to vote. We’ve never needed a new governor like we do now!

15 Responses

  1. The weather has been gorgeous around here too…we’ve been having the most perfect autumn days. I need to post some pictures later on.

    Good luck with your own personal Read-a-thon!

  2. hmmm well.. I think I see why you got back to ‘book 3″ now!! And rightly so young man! lol.. better clean up anything you are reading so your free time can all be spent on writing!!

    I don’t envy you.. i don’t think I could do anything during “time constrictions” either you have an idea and are writing or not… but I hope it works for you!

  3. Nymeth, I’m glad the weather’s nice over there too! I love the pictures that you posted on Picasa so much that I added your album to my bookmarks 🙂 So if you post any there, I’ll see them! I can’t wait for the leaves to start turning gold and red. It’s just beautiful when that happens.

    Deslily, I don’t know what the hell I got myself into with this writing thing, lol! I don’t know if I’ll finish it or not. 50,000 words in 1 month is a lot! We’ll see how it goes….

  4. Yay! Mini read-a-thonner. 🙂 Have fun, and I envy you that porch!

  5. Eva, I took the easy way out 😉 No 24 hour commitment!

  6. I’m not going to read the whole 24 hours either. I’m not even going to try. Sleep is too valuable 🙂 As is spending time with friends and family when you can! But I’m enjoying your mini-readathon. I was so excited to see I had three new posts–two of which were reviews–to read!

  7. Becky, 🙂 I’m having fun today. I’m hoping to squeeze in two more books if I can. Bud, not Buddy is up next and then C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters if there’s time! Yeah, sleep and relaxing eventually outweighs reading for me in the long run. I can only go on for so long! Time to check back in on your blog! I’m having so much fun with all of these posts that everyone’s writing!

  8. I’m so glad you decided to stick with NaNoWriMo! I was wondering if you might change your mind with the new job and all. Annie’s going to attempt it, too. I’ll be so excited to hear about your progress, and I’ll be cheering you on all the way!

  9. Debi, Thanks 🙂 That’s so cool that Annie’s participating! Tell her to add me as a friend when she signs up. I can’t wait to get a little sneak peek at some of her writing 😉

  10. Chris –

    Glad you’re going to give NaNo a go. I’ve added you to my buddy list. It’ll be fun, even if you don’t finish it.


  11. CJ, That’s exactly the way I’m feeling right now! “It’ll be fun even if I don’t finish” :p Plus it’ll give me something to blog about!

  12. Chris,

    I just added you to my buddy list at Nano and sent you a message to let you know who I am (’cause I’m not Bookfool everywhere). You’ll love it! I don’t think anyone comes away feeling like they’ve wasted their time. It’s a great experience.

  13. Bookfool, Yay! I’m really excited about Nano now. I know it’ll be lots of fun…stressful, but fun!

  14. Great to hear Chris! Even if you don’t “finish” it should be a great time.

  15. Kim, I think it will be. Are you doing NaNo?

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