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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Breezy and Backlog

Some King of Convenience when I put laundry away and burn a mix CD.

Have you ever Misread something or someone?

A Round of Words in 80 Day, a blog challenge that you have a life. Read progress on fellow bloggers / writers here.

Much is happening. IUt's going to be a roller coaster around here. Come and visit me and see how I do this week. I am stage crew, acting, and doing producey stuffs for Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Yeah, I'm crazy! But....I'm fun!! I ask for it, because it is what I do. :-)

       *This week I have begun NaNoWriMo. 50,000+ words in 30 days. I am taking a previously written
short story, dubbed Road Trip and IT decided it wanted to be a novel. So, while I didn't write yesterday I have a current word count of 3306 word. Actual writing to commence later today.
       *Finished American Gods (Neil Gaiman). A really good read. Makes me want to read and research other gods/*mythologies. Onto Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood) and The Little Prince (Antoine Saint Exupery).
       *Finished OctPoWriMo on a high note. My Dead of the Dead tri-fall: Remember Me. See some of our (all the other poets to participated) here.

This Week:
       *Tech Week!! Back drop is in, the set is done (mostly), costumes are finished (again, mostly). A busy week. Dark night Thursday and then 3 performances.
       *NaNoWriMo: writing EVERYDAY! Yeah, a little crazy!!!
       *Editing The Audition and submitting work.
        *Sleeping, eating, and everything else.


  1. nano calls this year I am pacing myself I hope - The American Gods was brilliant - well I think all his books are - very different from Oryx and Crake - all the best with hec tic schedule and enjoy yourself:)

  2. OMG!!! You MUST read The Little Prince!!! My second favorite childhood movie and story. It was the very first book I ever bought for my first son. And I bought it before I knew I would have a son.
    I read Good Omens over the summer and laughed and laughed. And it is what inspired the story I'm writing for NaNo.
    Life & Adventures of Santa Claus? Is it going to be like the puppet one on telly they show every year, or is this different? Because if it is, again, another favorite!

    1. I have read it before and love the story. There is something endearing about it. I remembered the cartoon first, because I used to watch the cartoon on one of the Canada stations that we had access to CHCH (I think). And then in French class we read it. I have an English version of the book that I read periodically. I was in the middle of my book to movie adaptation month (October) of children/young adult fiction, but had OctPoWriMo and now NaNoWriMo going on. Am hoping to get caught up on the rest of my reviews this month.

      Yes, it is based on the same special by Rankin Bass (Rudolph and Frosty specials). It's a little different from the special, but still cute.

      Glad I could help spark some nostalgia for you Jess. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  3. Sounds like you're juggling a lot. But I think it might help to have your different projects be in such different stages. Good luck with your novel adaptation!
    I love Gaiman, & his work with mythologies! They can be constantly re-interpreted, especially in a modern setting...

  4. I think it's cool (and ambitious) that you have so many projects going on, in so many stages. Good luck with your novel adaptation!
    You can tell that Gaiman is fascinated by mythology, too. It can be re-interpreted and re-synthesized in so many ways...


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