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Right On! NaNo Progress

Dig this! 13 X 1667 = 21,671. My exact count to the period! YaHoo!!!

And that was my One-Liner for Wednesday!

Per Linda:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ght.” Find a word that contains the letters “ght” in that order, and use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use three or more different words containing those letters. Have fun!


Night is the time I get creative. There is no right and wrong of when, where, or how to do NaNoWriMo.  It is a process I have bought into, hook, line, and sinker, except I don’t fish, except for words. I haven’t started writing for today but the latest count is 13,349. Hopefully, by the end of today, I will have at least the requisite  15,003. Try as I might I can’t seem to get into it. For once it is easier to write here on the blog than any other place.

The light is good. Wish it were more bright. No, it is the thought process that is broken. I will need to fight for this day’s words. The biggest fright for me is to get behind in the wordage. Other people seem to do a ton of words and can catch up easily. Not me. I could run a marathon more than makeup words. The height of my days in November is when I post my tally and no I am ahead of the goal. Even better, to be caught up in the blight of my characters’ dilemma and the words don’t quit. The sight of a page filled with story that was fun to write is the best feeling ever!

Okay, time is getting tight.

Happy Nano! Happy Stream of Consciousness Saturday!

And adult sock bootie! And then I needed to get bootie two up and running so that I wouldn’t lose the stitch markers. So the toe on number two is done. I like the part where you get to the place you can start pulling the toe closed. I’ll probably get to that part tomorrow. Anyway, my hands are hurting and it was hard to stop knitting so I could get to my writing.

I have only written a couple hundred words so far today. But my grand total so far is {drum roll, please} 12,129. I just didn’t want to get caught up in the writing and get too distracted from getting out a blog today and not after midnight.

Have a good Friday, everyone. Get tons of words!

NaNo Update

Word count 11,751. Keeping it steady, at least.


Just in case you think all I do is write, very slowly, and nothing else is happening in my life:

Yeah, Kali isn’t impressed with NaNoWriMo. If it doesn’t involve her in my lap it is worthless.


And here is a gratuitous picture of the sunset two nights ago.

The air quality has been stagnant. We have a holding pattern of daytime highs in the low 60s and nights between high teens and twenties.

I’ve got a few socks that are almost done. Maybe one of them will hit Finished Friday???


Hope all of you are doing well. I hope my fellow NaNo-ers are getting words out the kazoo!

One-Liner Wednesday/NaNo Update

Don’t ya just love it when a character from one book meets the new characters in the new book?

Thank you, Linda G. Hill, for One-liner Wednesday. The easiest prompt there is!

This has been the best writing day yet. As you can see I am done with more than the number of words I need for today. 10,145 I may write more words later as I am so excited that Dusty, a flamboyant, gene-popper from, I think, my third novel, Dusty’s Love Lair, just met Walter at Walter Balter’s Dance Studio. Now the story is writing itself! Yay!

NaNo Day 5

Well, this seems to be how NaNo is working for me. I have it open all day. 1,667 seems a lot of words! EVERYDAY! But I still type away and get there before midnight. I just don’t want to put off blogging until midnight. So the score is 7,961. I’m supposed to be at 8,335. So close and yet so far!!!!! Sometimes 410 words are the hardest to get. But I will. I know it! My main character just landed on a planet. That should be worth some words right there, don’t you think? I hope you are all doing well, NaNo or No. Good luck with your writing! (Oh, and I am still doing knitting, so…)

Not at Goal

But I will be before I turn off this computer tonight. I just wanted a break and say hi. HI! I am at 6,052 words right now. I need to be at 6,668. So gotta go! At least my character is zooming in Outerspace so that makes a fun write! Cheerio!

A Quick Brag

I’m up to 5,065! Yay! Me! Blog ya later

Oh, and the sunset was great tonight:

Per Linda G. Hill:  Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nuts.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!


Nuts! I still haven’t reached my writing goal for today. I’m only at 2,345. That’s nuts, the total I mean. What are the odds that a person would have that total? But that is what yWriter is telling me.

I don’t know why I do NaNo every year. That is nuts! I know. But it is my favorite thing to do. Even though I still haven’t one book of the series ready for publication. I like the writing part. I like the story the muses tell me. It is a far better entertainment for my mind than any others out there. Most stories I can predict what is happening, or there is too much angst or romantic silliness, or murder. Most stories center around young people or males who get all the adventures. My stories have more old or diverse characters. They aren’t beautiful people or even skinny minnies. They are just people. Many aren’t even human. And there are the occasional dragons or cats called Hombres that walk upright and can talk, well, they are not really cats, are they?

Many of my stories start with a game of finding random names and characteristics. Then maybe a random word or phrase and off I go. This year started a couple months ago when the word of the day per was Balter. A writer friend noticed it and said it would be a great NaNo story. I agreed, thinking she wanted to write it. But she backed out. No, I didn’t point a gun to her head! But once I read the definition, to dance or tread clumsily, the name Walter Balter’s Dance Studio came into my mind. Yep, that’s the name of my story!

After a time I got bored with the word and title. I don’t like to write about males. I’m not one and I don’t understand them as well as I feel I might know the female character. And it didn’t sound like it had enough to it to make 50K words. But suddenly the planet Crim came to mind, where Dusty has the Love Lair, a beauty salon/saloon. I think that was the third book I wrote, around 2003 (?). Then the Balter story grew in my mind and even a small outline emerged. I’m not sticking to it but it is there in case I get lost in all the Imagineering.

Okay, putting off the real writing doesn’t make writing happen even if I am over here playing, nor does the story proceed while playing on FaceBook or playing that new wooden puzzle game that is like Tetris but not as stressful. So I must bid you all a good Saturday. Now I will be me again, NUTS!


Per Linda:  Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dress.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!


Dressed with the transparent reflective pearls, our new picture graces our Saturday pages. Only Nature can put on a spread appropriate to every day of the year. She is the dictator of our clothing. This weekend we will be donning bulky sweaters in the day and an extra blanket at night. Dress with less, and you are sure to be nipped by Jack Frost.

Speaking of dressing, our trees are completely naked. Just two short weeks ago, they were full of mostly green leaves. The yellow of Fall came and went within that quick season. And though I love the blue sky of Summer, blue sky Winter is ferocious! Without cloud cover, the temperatures dip to the teens and below. Without rain or snow, the landscape is prickly, yellows, and browns. Our desert doesn’t have cactus or those wonderfully spooky Joshua Trees. We have just a landscape of sagebrush and sky. Both beautiful in all seasons, but at times best seen from the comfort of shelter.

Playing around with words with ‘dress’ I found this humorous and somehow applicable to the subject:  With the addressability of ambassadresses in sweaterdresses, this climate only works for the rich as they can slip into vehicles or homes well heated. Even with the ankles left undressed frostbite won’t attack them due to less exposure than the poorly attired. (Where were Google Words when I played Scrabble?)

Ah, but I bore of the subject of the weather of my address. Ennui, sweats is my dress. Guess I had one more thing to readdress.



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