Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Day 3 of NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo

Okay, so I said I wouldn’t be blogging every day about NaNo, and I probably won’t, but tonight I just want to say .. I am actually having fun with this!  Who’da thunk?  🙂

As of today’s writing, 13% of my projected goal has been completed, so says my widget.  I must admit, I was a little exasperated with myself today, though, when after writing over 1000 words I realized that in so doing I had included a scene/time frame from yesterday’s writing.  That isn’t so bad in itself, but I had written the same thing but in an entirely different way and didn’t even realize until one of my characters was about to explain something.  Then I go … “huh?  oh nooooo!”   (haha)   So, I just kept on going.  In the editing when this is all said and done, one of those has to be cut.  But for now the words all count because we are not allowed to go back and edit anything.  When you can’t read over what you did earlier, except maybe the last line or two for your starting point the next time, it pays to have a good memory.  🙂  Double the challenge for me!

I know that I accidentally changed (misspelled) my main character’s name in a few places, but that’s okay and easily remedied … later.  That’s no worse than calling a young girl by the wrong name on Sunday.  Called her Veronica when her name is Victoria.  She looked a little puzzled but was polite about it.  🙂

So, having said all that, aren’t you just so eager to read my story when it’s done?  (having a good laugh at myself here!)  🙂

Now, another thing I want to share is that for today I made note of an idea for PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) from a personal experience.   Then later I was watching tweets of persons I follow on Twitter (and making occasional comments) when someone said the funniest and cutest thing.   I immediately told my husband and then said, there’s a story in that!  So, there are two ideas for PiBoIdMo today.  Gotta love that!

By the way: the website, should you be interested in checking out the PiBoIdMo challenge just to see what it’s all about, is:  Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) — http://taralazar.wordpress.com/

Are you having fun these days?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂