Monday, November 1, 2010

NaNoWriMo Wha?

So last week I found out about this writing challenge, National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write 50,000 words in November. I minored in creative writing in college but haven't written anything since, but was inspired by Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points to get back into it recently. I hadn't done anything about it though. Then I heard about NaNoWriMo and, gulp, signed up! What was I thinking?!?! Have you read my blog lately? Do I sound like I have time to type up 1,600 words every day? Um, no. And yet, I'm so excited to give it a try. I don't expect to hit that goal (though I was surprised that I got about 1,200 words today), but I do hope it makes me write a little every day. That's really what's more important.

That said, my blog posts be a little sparser.  As a quick update, I've had 3 interviews with childcare providers, two of which were promising, and I have one more this week. The girls have been sick forEVER, but I took Baby R to the dr. again today because our neighbor's son was diagnosed with croup today (poor guy!) so I started to get paranoid, and it they told me the same thing they told me last Monday - chest sounds good, ears are clear, wait it out. But I saw on Mamapedia today that other moms have kiddos who've had it 6 weeks. REALLY? So hoping it doesn't last that long for us, though we're already on our 4th week here.

Halloween was fun. S had a blast trick-or-treating with DH and our neighbors and their son. After we put the girls to bed, DH went to another neighbor's who had a fire pit in the driveway and they were making s'mores for kids if they wanted some. The parents all hung around and had adult beverages whilst passing out candy. If only the baby monitor reached further...


L. Eleana Johnson said...

You've got a lot going on! Hope the babies get better soon. My 2 have runny noses that seem to never go away, argh!

I'm unofficially participating in NaNoWriMo too, sounds like fun!

Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Yea! We'll be each other's cheering sections. :)

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