Thursday, November 15, 2007

NaNo Update

Woods from the shore

Here's another picture of the Washington beaches where my novel is set.
Wow, between working full time and writing a novel in a month, I can't imagine where all the time has gone to. I haven't been keeping up with blogging, my photo blog or much of anything else. I miss the regular blog routine but I'll be back soon. Only 15 more days.
My house currently does not have a back end unless you count some plastic sheeting as a back end! My office doesn't have a roof either. So it feels like total chaos here. We are also going to "do" Thanksgiving at my house. So I'm nuts. Whatever.
I'm more or less on target for NaNo. I've not quite met my most ambitious goal of 2000 words per day although at 29325 words (48 pages) I'm not too far off. Even so I'm ahead of the average required to make the finish line on the 30th and have no intention of quitting. I may not be able to run marathons but I can write them I guess.
My latest research was about the medicinal uses of wild plants. Did you know that nettle tea can be used for diarrhea? You had better wear gloves while harvesting the leaves though.
Well, I have to go. Work calls.


Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I love the picture, as usual...
I am proud of you and excited that you are writing with the NaNo group! I don't have the time or endurance to do that! I wish I did.

Do we get to read this when you are done?

AND - I tagged you with a meme... in case you have extra time on your hands... ;o)

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Anonymous said...

Back end or no back end, you should be commended for making it this far and taking on Thanksgiving as well. Good for you and keep pluggin' away!!

nancy said...

oh my gosh, sarala! novelling, blogging, entertaining, working-full-time AND remodelling? If I had a hat, I would tip it in your direction! good luck to you!