Month: October 2011

Tis The Season

Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Time for all of the planning, making sure you keep in touch with family and friends and stocking up on food and supplies.  I can’t believe the past year has flown by, it seemed like only yesterday that we were all doing this NaNoWriMo prep! 😉

Actually, I didn’t get to take part in NaNoWriMo last year.  Brian and I had only just got married a couple of months before and the America move plannng was well under way, so things were pretty hectic without adding 50,000 words into the mix.  I’m torn this year though between a couple of ideas: one that’s been in my mind for quite a long time, or one that’s a fairly recent idea but is set in the same “world” as the previous idea.  Or, I suppose, I could be a NaNoRebel and work on my manuscript that was started in NaNoWriMo 2005.  But I think something new is better, gets the ball rolling on other work that’s floating around in my brain.

This will be the first time doing NaNo in America – yep, I’ve finally moved as of 10 days ago 🙂  We’re actually off to a resort today that was Brian’s Anniversary gift for me (that we couldn’t do until after I’d moved).  It’ll be nice to get away and relax before the hectic month of November.

As well as writing the 50,000 words, I’ll be going to my first ever Thanksgiving to Brian’s family in another state.  Very exciting but I hope they won’t mind me turning up with my laptop and NaNo notes in hand hehe!

One last NaNo related(ish) note.  I’m going to be disabling comments on my blog after this weekend for a while.  I went to update my profile on the NaNo website, to add this web address in, and almost right after I did it my site is being spammed to hell.  I have this site linked on several other places and never had any issues before, but this was going from zero spam to a lot right after I posted it on my profile there 🙁  I’ll notify them, although I’m not sure what they could do about it anyway, but for now (or very soon) the comments will be disabled on here.

Back to better things, good luck to everyone taking part in November!  Just remember that every word counts, so even if you can only fit in 5 minutes of writing then take it and just write as much as you can in those few minutes.  It’ll all add up in the end 🙂  Be sure to check out the fun things on their website too!  This Nanotoon was me a few days ago 😉

Box Explosion

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately and am going to apologise in advance for the lack of posts over the next couple of weeks.  My visa medical and interview were in London last week and the week before, so my time has been really tied up with all things immigration!

Everything went well 🙂  Which means that now the house looks like an explosion of boxes!  Sorting, packing, ebaying… Lots to get done and in only a short amount of time.  Which means my writing, and this blog, will suffer :/  But only for a couple of weeks and then I can get settled in and focus on my work in progress again.

I’m finding it amazing how much junk I’ve accumulated over the years.  I always try to clear things out every so often – ebay or charity donations – but now looking at things in terms of “how much will this cost to ship to America?” is making me realise just how many things I need to get rid of.  Not the shoes though, obviously 😉

So, I will try to do a couple of updates along the way but I fear the boxes are plotting to overthrow the living room so I must get back to work!  See you all in a couple of weeks when I’ll be typing from our shiny new home in America 🙂