8:55 P.M. Sunday — 21240 words!

Twenty one thousand, two hundred forty words!  Holy crap I can’t believe I’ve written that much!

I’m a few hundred words behind where I ought to be, but I’m still feeling awesomely good about this.

Yesterday and today were not very productive  as far as writing goes.  In fact, I deliberately took yesterday off to get out of the house for a while.  Much needed, let me tell you.

I bought a miniature pre-lit tree to put all of Tim’s Star Trek and Star Wars ornaments on.  I’ve been wanting to do that for a few years, so, now I have no reason not to create a special ‘space’ tree.  Think it will be fun.

Today, my son and his children came for supper.  I had to do some housecleaning before they got here because this writing thing, well, it takes up a lot of time, especially when you’re not used to writing a novel.

Speaking of novel writing I got to listen to an interview of Stephen King on CBC on Thursday.  It was fantastic.  I hope, someday, to be able to see, or even better, meet him.  Can’t wait to get his newest book:  11/22/63.  Sounds like a brute of a novel — 850 some odd pages — but that’s what I like about King, he can write these giant books, that when they’re done you’re still left wishing it hadn’t ended.

But back to my son and grandchildren’s visit — I baked cookies and we had a pork picnic roast with sauerkraut and potatoes, and carrots, cauliflower and snap peas.  Hailey didn’t care for the sauerkraut, but Timothy actually liked it.  Ethan, well, he ate the meat with applesauce, but being two he has a mind of his own, and it wasn’t on eating supper tonight.   It was a nice visit.  Tim and Landon watched parts of the football game and then the hockey game.  The kids and I did puzzles, coloured and generally had a wonderful time.

I’ve had four glorious days off work, and tomorrow it’s back into the trenches.  It was lovely while it lasted.

Have a good week everyone.

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4 Comments

  1. siggiofmaine said,

    November 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What a busy day ! Congrats on being able to work on your novel and still have family time…
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  2. souldipper said,

    November 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Yum, Grams…good dinner! Bet your son loved the help.

    I also listened to Q and heard the Stephen King interview. I love Q’s style and was so pleased to hear Stephen end with praise for Q.

    Though borrowed, I like the idea that he writes stuff he cannot find in libraries. Good idea.

  3. Cindy said,

    November 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Hearty congrats, Kathy xxx

  4. November 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Fantastic NaNo achievement, Kathy: glad you had a lovely time off. All the best in the coming week.


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