Day of the Dead (Novel)

NaNoWriMo-2013-Boss-Flyer Yes, you read that right, I’m doing NaNo again this year. Don’t panic when you see my wordcount–I’m aiming for about 80K worth of novel or simply to finish the damn thing. The book’s been in my head for a while now, and I just finally decided to get it out before the end of the year. Then I’ll send it to my writing partner and my agent and forget about it, because I’m not sure it will be a very GOOD book, but at least it will not be an UNFINISHED one.

Also due before the end of the year, this lovely creature:

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This will be book one of essays on writing, which basically means blog posts between 2008-2009ish. I’ve made no secret of my disdain for books about writing, but I’ve been asked to collect these posts over and over again, so it’s probably just best to do so. In any case, it’s good practice for self-pub.

Last but not least, here’s the Friday photo:

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I just want to register that my children arrived at this little image without any help from me at all. I have an icon of a similar punkin, but neither of them read my blog (that I know of, God, please let me remain ignorant if they do) and we were at the kitchen table admiring the finished product when the Prince said, “It looks like it’s barfing…”

And of course, that meant we had to set it up on the front step. You know, there is never any question that I gave birth to and raised these humans. All you have to do is speak to them for thirty seconds and it becomes ABUNDANTLY clear. It’s kind of scary.

*trundles off to enjoy the Day of the Dead*

  • martianmooncrab

    raccoons got my pumpkin and pulled it off the outside chair and destroyed it. Or deer..

    Good luck with Nanotrfffffffffffsw uh, the cat was on the keyboard, good luck with NaNo..

  • Now I’m left wondering if squirrels eat punkin.

  • Kassandra

    Good luck with your goal!!

  • FD

    They certainly eat them in the uk, in my garden. Also courgettes and cucumbers. They like them best when they are really small, hardly more than a blob behind the blossom, although I’ve caught them gnawing on bigger ones too!