Nov 15, 2010

Meliorism Monday

meliorism ~ the belief the world tends to become better

Last night I slept the sleep of the just. Why (you ask)? I’ll tell you why. As you probably know by now, I was 12,000 words into NaNo when I decided to set the novel I was working on aside and start a brand new one. I was going to just add the words from the new one onto the old one – after all, 12K is 12K – but Friday I decided to reset my NaNo word counter to reflect only the novel I was working on. Yesterday I wrote like a mo fo and I am pleased to say that as the writing of this post I’m up to 21000 words on my new novel.

That being said, this novel is going to be an editing nightmare. I think the first five chapters will need to be consigned to the flames of perdition, but the rest of it has possibilities so it won’t just get trunked. But boy, what crappy writing! :-)

Last week was bright and sunny, which made it perfect writing weather. I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it many times again, I am solar powered. I need the sun to be able to function – although I don’t like heat or humidity and I don’t go out in the sun. But that’s another story. ;-)

Last week’s excerpts on Friday were from the new NaNo novel. I apologize for the crappiness, I was rushed and they were from the first five chapters. Hopefully this week’s will be better.

Still haven’t got any ironing done, although I did fix the hem on a pair of jeans so I could wear them.

This Week’s Goals:

Tuesday: This week’s installment of my series on superstition will be about salt. It really surprised me how many there were out there.

Wednesday: Another Hump Day Hunk for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday: Part III of my Famous Poets series will feature Francois Villon. If you have a favourite poet, feel free to make suggestions!

Friday: Watch for another installment of my NaNo novel. I’m also posting a different one on my other blog.

Elsewhere in my week:

I’m glad I got all that writing done last week, because this week is shaping up to be a busy week.

I think it goes without saying that I’ll continue to write up a storm. Probably not at the frenetic pace I set last week, but I still have a bit of catching up to do.

I have a business meeting today, with a gentleman who’s going to help me narrow my focus. I tend to try to do everything at once, which is not the most productive way of handling things, especially when starting up a business.

I have Scribe’s meeting tonight, and since I missed the last meeting I have no idea what the topic is so I’ll be going empty handed.

Wednesday I have a lunch date with a close friend I just re-connected with. We had lunch last week as well but we still have a lot to catch up on. :-)

Thursday I’m taking part in a poetry workshop that the CPW is holding in conjunction with the creative writing class of one of the local high schools. There’ll be reading and critiquing and I’m sure much poetry fun will be had by all.

I'm going to buy a book and learn how to use FrontPage 2003. Yes, my web page is up. No, I’m not going to provide a link. It’s not centered and I can’t get it to centre because it won’t centre in the stupid program I created it in. So it looks cheesey and amateurish and no, you can’t see it. So there! :-p

And there you have it, my week, all nicely laid out. How about you? How’s your NaNo going? What exciting things will you be up to this week?


Jamie D. said...

I hope you didn't forget my offer - I'm more than happy to help you if you email me. No FrontPage (shudder) necessary.

Salt! I'll be most interested to read about that...

Have a great week - busy, but it sounds like a good busy. And seriously. Email me. I don't bite, you know. ;-)

C R Ward said...

I can't believe how much info there was about salt superstitions!

Your e-mail will be on the way . . . as soon as I finish writing it. :-)