Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Five things for Thanksgiving

1. Today I tucked my fat into my jeans and I thought to myself, I wonder when I’m going to get my body back and then I started laughing. ah ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Has your MC ever tucked their fat into jeans? Why or why not? What do they feel about fat in jeans? How does this relate to their pre-thanksgiving preparations? Do they prepare for Thanksgiving? Help out Mom? Or sit in their room and play Call of Duty?

2. I have to make a bunch of pies for my family thanksgiving dinner and I don’t know how to make pies. I sort of do but I also sort of don’t. I’ve heard that shortening is better than butter. is that true? I’ve also heard that some pecan pies never set. If your MC was going to make a pie, what would he/she make? Mine would go to Village Inn and steal one with her boyfriend. Then they’d eat it on the roof and toss the pie plate at someone walking down the sidewalk.

3. As I was searching for thanksgiving related news to share (Rachael Ray makes thanksgiving chili! You should too!) I read this. It broke my heart. It also would be an interesting premise for a novel. And does it relate to thanksgiving? What do you think you’d be thinking if this happend to you? How would you spend your thanksgiving?   

4. Write fifty words on thanksgiving. At least fifty. Then go eat. 

5. And finally, I am thankful for all of you. I am thankful for wonderful writing friends who support me and laugh with me and at me and make me feel like maybe this is all worth it. I don’t think I’d be still doing this without all of you. Hug a writing friend this holiday season. 

The end. 



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I am behind.

(or should that be butt?)
I vow to do my best to catch (or should that be crack?) up.

I have several days this week to kinda do what I want. No school.
This is good-ish.
I think I know what will happen in this novel.
Sort of.
Now, it just needs to be written.

So, the turkey is thawing.
Tuesday I start cooking with the girls.
Pies, rolls, desserts, side dishes, the fowl, caramel apple cider.
Yup, that’s 25 pounds.

Then water color painting with Nina,
Shanghai with all the girls,
Karaoke with guests, daughters and Mom,
Singing around the piano with the girls,
Cross-stitching Christmas ornaments,
The new exercise video,
Private morning study,
Where does the writing fit in?

That is the biggest thing I have to decide–How I will pay myself by working on this book that may actually be publishable?
(Plus I want a NaNoWriMo T-shirt.)

A hundred plus pages in
being behind
the icky middles
another idea knocking at my brain

I might want to veer away.

But I won’t.
I’m going to try and catch up.
And complete my first real NaNoWriMo.

If I don’t make it, it may be because I spent too much time with the people who mean more to me than my writing does. There is something so delicious about doing nothing but spending time with my girls.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

PS We’re taking the end of the week off, so see you next Monday!!!!

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