Monday, November 2, 2009

Meet My Suckmonster

Here are pictures of Halloween as promised.  I'm not going to swamp you with photographs of my non-writing-related life so I'm putting up two.  These are pictures we took before we left. There are pictures from after we got back...but I don't think you want to see those.

Also, Day Two of NaNoWriMo has come and gone, and I have spent entirely too much time on the computer today.  After over four hours of fussing and writing and procrastinating on various sites completely writing related things, I went to work and spent another four hours editing news articles.  I think I'm going blind.  This is the end result:

3852 / 50000 words. 8% done!

I'm well on my way to embracing my own adorable little suckmonster.  I have duly named him Tommy.  Just gotta find that leash...dammit!  Come back, Tommy!  Ahem.  Anyway, he's running loose in the room ripping everything to shreds right now and eating the leftover food in my fridge.  I guess this is what comes of doing NaNo.

My new favorite hobby is staring at other people's blue progress bars.  Even if I don't know them.  Today, I found someone with 25,000 words.  I kid you not.  But I am not disheartened! I'm still good.  When my word count is in the red, I will be worried.  I know you're concerned that I am obsessing over quantity over quality, but I'M NOT.  The best part about NaNo is those few moments when I get lost in the story and it flows.  That's when the word count really flies.


  1. LOL. That's a very bright skirt. So the question is, are you ever going to wear any of that again? Thanks for sharing!

  2. Probably not all at once, but yeah. The skirt, maybe if I'm feeling daring in the summer or spring. I like the blouse. I wore the scarf today. But definitely not the fishnets, haha.

  3. Love the Halloween look! Congrats on hitting 3.8k. I keep telling myself that I can still come back from a slow start (and by that I mean, I'm at zero). It would be the most magnificent comeback ever. Better even than Britney's.
    But somehow, I don't see that happening.

  4. LOVE the Halloween costume! You look adorable! And bring on the pictures! You know how we love to live vicariously through you.

    Congrats on all the wordage!