Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

Day15: NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo

Day 15 of writing challenges has not proven to go well for me.  I spent time today (besides doing some household things) working on Valley Sunshine publication, though.

Tonight I was out to the chiropractor and while waiting, and with pleasant classical music playing, I came up with two ideas for PiBoIdMo.  I had noticed on the way to my appointment that the town has its lighted decorations up on the poles — snowflakes, angels, doves, stars .. and that was working around in my mind.  It turned into a picture book idea.  Then I had a second idea, also to do with Christmas.  I don’t now if I will actually work those up into picture book manuscripts, but they count for the challenge.  Now I have 25 ideas for it in 15 days, which is good since the goal is to come up with at least one a day for the 30 days of November.  I like being ahead in that because I certainly am not up to speed for NaNoWriMo!

In NaNoWriMo I am still behind.  To make matters worse I am so tired tonight I kept dozing off in my chair so that I only got 541 words written increasing my % by only one point to 39%.  I think I could do more but I need sleep!  *yawn*   Hoping I can do much better tomorrow, although … I almost forgot!  Tomorrow is my birthday! but I have nothing planned so I should be able to write, write, write.

Have you seen Christmas decorations up anywhere yet?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂


Day 14: NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo

Today (Sunday) was an interesting day – even a productive one.

I have been heading up Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child” in the fellowship where I worship on Sunday’s.  It is a small fellowship but we filled almost 60 shoeboxes for children, and I’m delighted to be delivering those to the drop off this week.

Today, also, I wrote as much as I could for my NaNoWriMo challenge.  I’m pleased to say that I wrote 2139 words today!  Sure needed those, although as I was writing along I stopped and said, “This is boring!”  But I kept going, it can be edited out later.   It may work in the story with some rewriting, it may have to be cut.  Again my characters are very chatty.

I got one idea for PiBoIdMo today.  As I was reading a writer’s blog I was inspired with an idea for a picture book.  This pushes my ideas in 14 days to 23.  Maybe a couple of them will make great picture books, who knows?

Do you have any special giving plans for this Christmas season?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musing!  🙂