Monday, November 8, 2010

NaNoWriMo and Other News

Happy Monday to All!

I love NaNoWriMo - my house is never this clean otherwise. I am the Queen of Procrastination. I've been mulling over some plot problems but in the meanwhile, absent from the computer seat, I have:

1. Begun Fall Housecleaning. Some people clean thoroughly in the spring. Not me. Fall is the time to get this done. One room a day from top to bottom. That includes washing glass fixtures, cleaning out drawers and closets and making everything sparkle. Not windows, outside though. Do the outside in the summer.

2. Washing my insulators. Yep. I collect telephone insulators and while my collection is small, they can get dusty. Now they sparkle and shine. An inspiration to my writing muse. Maybe.

3. Washing my collection of antique milk bottles. Same thing here as above. Since all these collections are in my office, I expect they will now have increased ability to inspire my writing.

4. Canned the rest of the apples. Got 14 pint jars of smooth and 14 jars of chunky applesauce, along with 18 quarts of apple pie filling. Stored them in the cupboards for the year.

5. Cleaned the office. Actually found some stuff I was looking for, except still can't find my local grocery store discount shopping card.

6. Made a hundred flash cards for German words.

And now, with no further excuses, I'm off to check on my favorite blogs and actually rack up some words on the wip.

Happy writing everyone and see you next Monday.


  1. I should clean too. Oh well, I do a little at a time because of a past injury. When I'm rich...ok, when I have a little, itsy bitsy left of disposable cash, I'll hire a house keeper. Maybe to do one or two rooms until, ummm, I win the lottery. LOL
    P.S. I added the name you suggested to my contest list. Check in tomorrow for the winner.

    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  2. I've had an attack of cleaning and de-cluttering energy, too. I think I'm getting ready for my winter writing marathon. :)

  3. You've been busy! Wow! Can you send me some of that energy, please?

  4. That sounds like a great plan of action. Just wish I could tear away from the computer and follow your example! Maybe one day.


  5. Love, love, love homemade applesauce. So good.