Two red shirts, size 3T and 6, bought in a frantic 5-minute blitz at JC Penney: $19.95
Two sets of pictures, printed instantly on a dye-sub printer Deanna now covets: $37.85
Cost of items requested during the ensuing discussion–2 Glow-in-the-dark Doodle Bears: $49.90
NO LINE TO VISIT SANTA AT THE MALL: Priceless
Eliza, age 3 and Emily, age 6
A tear-free Santa visit! (Kid-wise. Mama gets the waterworks going at just about anything.)
It took four days to recover the rest of my life sufficiently to even think of NaNoWriMo again, but I didn’t want to leave anyone hanging!
I reached 50,000 words at about 8 p.m. on Nov. 30. To cross the big mark, I wrote a live “interactive” scene where a bunch of patients at St. Martins Hospital play Truth or Dare. To get ideas for the scene we actually played Truth or Dare at the coffee shop, and I took down everything that we did and said. All my NaNo pals now have cameos.
I’ll put that scene up here once I clean it up. This will hopefully be today, as I would like to read the scene as part of the party tonight. Several will be reading excerpts. I am also going dressed as Helena, in polka dot pajamas.
I will keep this blog active. A group of NaNos have decided to form a writing group of our own, so I will be working on Helena the Muse via it. I am entering contests in January and March with it, so I will be finalizing the first chapter and hopefully getting through a complete rough draft to make sure my synopsis is accurate. I am not totally certain how it will end, even though I have mapped out how I think it will go. I am not completely sure how Helena will change/grow as a result of her experiences. She has to just keep experiencing!
Thank for coming along for the ride!