Friday, November 30, 2007

NaNo Winner!!!

Well I did it. It was crazy and fun and I have a lot of work to do to make it even readable to friends and family but I learned a lot and had a great time.
Thanks for all your support!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

NaNo Ho Ho Ho

Well I have two days to write more words that I would like (say about 6,000) but I think I can do it. Work has been crazy and life has been crazy and I took off the Thanksgiving weekend which I probably should not have done but I am still plugging ahead with it. I just have to write 3,000 a day ... I can do that :)

Thanks for all your support.

The Dog Lover

So we are driving past my parents house and Sam says let's stop and see the puppy and tell him that grandma and papa are not home and he gets very serious, almost crying says well who will take care of the puppy? We created a monster. On Thanksgiving we had a great time with Kipp, Kumi, Grandma, Papa and of course Ruby the puppy. We put up our Christmas tree and I am very happy. I think the tree is kind old and slightly worn but I think our decorations are beautiful so maybe after Christmas I will buy a new tree and then next year it will be perfect. Sam came in my room this morning and told me that he had a dream that Santa came and brought him lots of toys but that he forgot the pirate toy he wanted so he wants to write him a letter so her doesn't forget. So funny.

Sam's teacher called me last night to tell me this funny story. She was up on a stool putting Christmas stuff up and she slipped and fell off (now this isn't a high stood it is about 1 foot off the ground kid stood). And Sam started to laugh and she said Sam that isn't very nice I might have hurt myself. Sam said, "Sorry Miss Jeddah but come on, it was a little bit funny" and held his fingers out showing a little bit. She said it was so funny if she had been standing on the stood she would have fallen off again from laughing.

We are having a great start to the holiday season. Hope you are too.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Puppy Luv

Sam loves his new pal, Ruby. My parents broke down and bought a dog and a VERY cute little purebred is she. Sam loves to play with her and he is dead set on buying her a toy for Christmas. This morning when we were driving past Temple Square he started singing a made up song about Christmas and within the lyrics of the song were mentioned Jesus loves the world, Sam is getting a transformer and he is getting Ruby a toy. So I think he just might almost have the true spirit of Christmas. We are putting up the Christmas tree on Friday - SO EXCITING!

Soccer-man Sam

Every day when we drive past the school that Sam played soccer he says he wants to go to the soccer school. Poor guy. He loved playing soccer and now the season is over but he sure did have fun.

Here is Sam ...

NaNo Score

Well this past weekend was pretty fun filled and I managed to reach 36, 417 words which means for those of us that can't do math that I only have 13, 583 to go... Yes! I can bust out 13,583 words no problem. Thanks for all your support, friends!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas Elf

Sam and I were watching a little tv last night and he saw a commercial for a little girls toy. He told me that was what he was going to get me for Christmas. He got all excited and happy. But then I look over and he has the saddest look on his face and I ask him what is wrong? And he said (really sad). "I don't have a little car to drive to the store to buy your present." It was SO cute. I told him maybe Grandma would give him a ride in her car ... he didn't seem to notice that he doesn't have any money!!! :)

NaNo Horror Show...

So ... writing am I writing? Cause I don't feel like I am writing much. Really not ... at ALL! So this week has been really busy and crazy and I think I almost had an emotional breakdown yesterday. I was on the verge of tears for absolutely NO reason. It was one of those everything was crazy but it all worked out and is finally over kinda things and I almost lost it. So at night instead of writing I have been going to sleep the second after Sam sleeps. Not getting much done other than sleep. But today is a new day and I am feeling great and the anxiety and pressure is off and over and what was I really worried about anyway. It was great and I got tons of compliments on my hard work ... my own worst critic I guess. ANYWAY ... so I have fallen behind in the word count which I am hoping to make up in spades this weekend ...

Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

NaNo Update

Word count friends: 27,335

Yup that is sweet. I am seriously running out of steam so hopefully I will get a second wind so I can finish. My goal was to reach 30,000 this weekend but this will have to do as I am very tired and my wrists are starting to hurt particularly the one that is supposed to be braced which never is ... I am asking for trouble. Not that any of the words are very good. Don't get me wrong I love my story and the characters and the world I created but sometimes you just write for the words so when this is all said and done there will be a serious amount of editing to do. I must say I am having a great time.

Thanks for the support!

Friday, November 9, 2007

I'm stuck in a box and I can't get out!

So I can't believe Sam could even fit in that box, it is perhaps two or three inches across but he stuffed himself in and then eventually got himself out (with a little help from me!)

What a funny kid!

NaNo ... NO, NO, NO!

Ok. so it is a good thing that the first weekend I was able to write so many words because this weeks has been nuts. Work is crazy right now. I think this is the first 30 second break I have taken in a week. I don't write at work anyway but usually when I get home I have enough energy to write something but in the last five days I have only written maybe 2,000 words. So this weekend I need to do some serious catch up if I want to make my goal. ... AHH .. well back to the grindstone. More to come later!

Thanks for the support!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Halloween was way fun. We went treak-or-treating with Cache who was the cutest little 50's guy I have ever seen and two very powerful Power Rangers, Brook and Jax were awesome. Sam had so much fun he wanted to go again the next night.

Boo at the Zoo

Sam and I had another great year at Boo at the Zoo. It was really fun to have my good friend Rhea and her way cute daughter, Macy with us and I am SO glad to be back in contact with her. Can't wait to hit Chick-fil-a with out free stuff we got at the zoo!

Me a Wrimo

So the kick off of NaNoWriMo was Nov 1 and what was I worried about? Lots but this past weekend I was able to bust out 15,586 words. That is pretty darn good if I don't say so myself. Now the challege will be to keep up to momentum. I do have to say most of it is trash. I am writing to write not writing well. But there is alot of great content buried amongst the spelling errors, cliches and bad grammar. So it will be fun and challening to go back and edit come December.

Thanks for the support!