10.28.2011

The Trouble with Water-Obsessed Cats and other stories

Need something to listen to on Halloween night? Tune in to Middle-Earth Radio! There'll be scary stories, music, and The Hog's Head Pubcast, which I've taken to co-hosting lately, will broadcast from 10-11 PM ET. Last week we talked about fear in Harry Potter; the plan for this week hasn't been finalized, but I'm sure it will stay with that theme.

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NaNoWriMo may be out of reach for me this year, but I still intend to write a book before the year ends.

My goal: 1,000 words per day excepting Sundays, beginning Tuesday, November 1, and continuing till the draft is complete. It should take 35-45 days. This will certainly challenge me, but without too much likelihood of making my left eye twitch more than it already does.

Despite my 2009 win and its attendant glory, NaNoWriMo proved so arduous last year that I'm nervous about having a word count goal again. But I'm also excited about telling this little story. I can't wait to see what it grows to be.

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Maia's exploit for the week: dumping a full vase of flowers into the drysink, which happened to contain our wedding pictures.

The little book my parents made for us got the worst of it, though fortunately only the cover and the last couple of pages took what appears to be lasting damage. The expensive album from the photographer survived with only a slightly damp cover, thanks to the heavy cloth case it was wrapped in and the fact that it sat atop the little book. Our marriage license and certificate weren't destroyed outright, but both got well dampened and the colors ran on the latter.

I'd like to blame it all on the cat, but I'm the breathtaking idiot who set the vase in the drysink in the first place. Of course, I intended to move it before Maia could get into it. Never trust a writer's brain.

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Writers' link of the week, forwarded me by both my mom and George: Ellen Finnigan self-publishes with no shame, and champions Amazon.com as she explains why. It's a very interesting and hilarious set of thoughts. Now I want to read her book.

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Music of the week: for Halloween, Kate Bush as the ghost of Cathy Earnshaw.



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Funny of the week: an old clip of Bob Hope and James Cagney, forwarded to me by my blessed father-in-law. It's more dancing than hilarity, but totally wonderful.

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To those of you who celebrate the holiday, Happy Halloween! I'm going to carve my first pumpkin this year, I think. My friend Elizabeth gave me a funny oblong one, which should make a great face.

To everyone: Happy weekend!

4 comments:

  1. This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du4uH1fC9B8

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  2. wow..kate bush..brings back memories.

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  3. Annie, hahaha!

    Masha, I never heard that song till the last five years ago or so. I love it. :)

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  4. I've never heard that song, but I did have a cd of her's with so many funky songs..she has an interesting sound, I got into her through old-school Tori Amos music. :)

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