True Love: A NaNo Update

“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
Maya Angelou

It seems like lately I've frequently mentioned the chaos and busy-ness of life.  I'm not exaggerating, however, when I say that this week was particularly brutal in terms of being over-scheduled.

We spent last weekend in Wisconsin.  The kids stayed with HG's parents on Saturday and we headed out for a River Road Wine Tasting Adventure.  We also found a fantastic little turn-of-the-century Irish public house with amazing fish and chips and delicious beer.  We spent the night at the Historic Trempealeau Hotel and saw a blues band there.  It was so nice to get away, even for just 24 hours.  And the kids had a great time with the family.

Bridge in Fountain City, Wisconsin

The Historic Trempealeau Hotel


We returned Sunday night to face a whirlwind week.  I served as an election judge on Tuesday so was at City Hall from 6 am to 11:30 pm with only about 15 minutes of down time the whole day.  I'm proud of my city for such a great turnout.  Last night, right on top of an event for work, I volunteered at my son's school for their Book Fair -- one of my favorite days of the year!

There are piles of mail and homework and books and the remains of Halloween everywhere.  I know I have kitchen counters somewhere.  I can't even walk barefoot in my kitchen and dining room because the floor is so sticky. I'm excited for the weekend because I'll have time for both cleaning and writing (wait.  That sounds really pathetic).  I've got a NaNo Write-In planned and I'd like to get past the mid-point of the manuscript by Sunday night.

Every night I've got a date with T.B. Player or The Chad (our laptops) and BEAUTIFUL BIRD, SING ON.  It's true love and together we've reached 15,744 words.  It's been fun to write with all its unexpected twists and moments of inspiration.   It's going to need a lot of revision, but it's taking shape and it's got promise. And I'm so happy to hear so many of my writing pals say that they are loving their manuscripts this go round.


What are your plans for the weekend? 

Comments

  1. What a busy week you had! Though, it sounds like most of it was pretty good. :) You're kicking butt at NaNo too. I've fallen behind, but I'm hoping to rectify this in the coming days. If I don't, I won't be too bummed out. My goal was simply to get some serious writing done, and I'm happy with what I've accomplished thus far.

    I hope you manage to squeeze in some down time this weekend. :)

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    1. I hope you got a chance to catch up with NaNo. You can do it! :) Another busy but good weekend - hope yours was good, too.

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  2. Great pictures-I've never been to Wisconsin, so fun to see fall (I'm in S. CA at the moment). And look at you kicking some NaNo butt-way to write. I hope you can reach the middle this weekend. That's my goal too-4000 words by Sat. night. We'll see how it goes. Otherwise I'm relaxing (as much as I can) and planning on taking naps-I know-SO exciting;)

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    1. Sounds like an amazing weekend, actually. Taking naps? What is THAT like? Thanks for stopping by - and I hope you made your goal, too!

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  3. I'll be writing like a lunatic this weekend! But then, what else is new?

    I'm envious of your trip to Wisconsin. I grew up there and I miss it so much.

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    1. Keep up the good work!

      We used to go to Wisconsin about every other month when my son was a baby, but lately we're lucky if we get there four times a year.

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  4. I've been writing this weekend too--and finally washing the dishes I had piled up in my sink! I have a day of writing planned for tomorrow to make up for several 1,000 word days this week! A night at a historic hotel sounds absolutely lovely.

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    1. Oh, the dishes. I did plenty of dishes over the weekend, too. :)

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  5. I love the pictures! Very beautiful!

    Sounds like you have been busy! Enjoy the date with your laptop - good luck and keep writing!

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful weekend and glad you enjoyed it with your hubby!
    :D
    Hope this weekend, you were still able to relax a bit after such a busy week!

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    1. Hey there, lady! Thanks for popping your head in. I've missed you! :)

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