Monday, November 30, 2009

... get back up on that horse .... or ... i wrote a 50k novel and now i'm back to my regularly scheduled life ....


i just spent the month of november writing a novel ... fifty thousand words .... it was an interesting exercise in perseverance and procrastination ..... i probably learned more about my extraordinary procrastination skills than i did about my potential as a writer or a novelist .... 

i am completely behind in life! if anyone asks if i've done x, y or z ... i just say no, i was writing a book .... and it's kind of a lie ... i was writing a book ... but it didn't really interfere with what i had to do ... it was just a nice excuse to not do some stuff .... like clean out my desk (oh.my.gawrsh.frightening) ... or keep up with laundry ... or do any sort of christmas prep  .... first thing i need to do is take down my thanksgiving decorations ... oh wait, i didn't put any out .... 

so today, my first nano free day in a month .... i got going .... my best accomplishment (well, besides not getting lost going to my kids' basketball games that was so far away in the rain that i thought i should have had a suitcase) ... my best accomplishment is the 18 ornaments i doodled for christmas gifts ....i just did them tonight while i was watching dvr'd GLEE ... oh! i! love!that!show! ......makes me want to sing and dance ..... so ... ornaments ....doodled on them .... inexpensive, easy, fast, personalized .... some, i'll give as is ... others, i'll put in a box with some kisses or peppermints or something festive ....i want to say with something i'll bake, but we all know i won't be baking anything to give away ... if i bake, we keep it and eat it ..... 
so my christmas prep has officially begun .... tomorrow i'll show you my orange christmas tree.... girl.beck.artist put it up and decorated it with little.e.beck.artist and grandma.artist too .... i couldn't be in charge of that because .. wait for it ... i was writing a novel ....i'm gonna be throwing that in for a good long time ... oh ... i was writing a novel .... makes me a bit giddy still to think about ... 

wait ... so sidetracked ... next blog post will be my orangeliscious christmas tree and some other christmasy artsy joy ... ok? 

what holiday happiness are you up to ... don't want to start working on holidays? why don't you write a novel instead ... it's like a free pass .... 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

does the novel have a title?
jeannie

Mary said...

love these ornament!! great gifts!

Can you share the title??
And a little of what it is about?
How long till it is available?

Oh how exciting, and excited you must be that it is finished!!

Well done!!

artmom said...

what fun to help with the orange tree..beautiful with all the ornaments. Even gorgeous with just the lights! Great visit with the beck artists etc.
This artist is going to paint today or at least this afternoon.
coolish here but not like last week there! We are going to get tomorrow the rain you had yesterday and then some "cold" by Florida standards.....keep up the "Christmas-ing"! hugs to all.....

Kelly said...

congrats on your novel! do we get to see excerpts? i bet it's very funny. :-)

see you there! said...

The ornies are adorable. I'm sitting here tapping my foot and waiting to see that orange tree.

Darla

Chris said...

You are so disciplined! I have about a hundred things to make in a couple of weeks, because I am NOT going shopping. No. I'm not. Except for pie ingredients. that's scary enough! AND, I didn't finish my novel, AND my sketchbook project is... sketchy. HA! But, I'm having great fun, and if I know you, you are too.

Okay, I don't know you. But you're having fun...?