a point of inspiration

This video gave me one the best ideas for my story :o)


Train – Marry Me live AOL Sessions

Oh, and by the way — I’m well past the 25,000-word mark!

Trying to get ahead today, onaccountabecause we’re leaving early in the morning for a trip to Arkansas, to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws. So looking forward to it. It was two years ago, the first time we’d been able to visit them there, that I needed to go to the hospital the day after we got back. Then I started on chemo.

We were planning on returning last year, but I had just undergone 3 weeks of low-dose whole brain radiation. Wasn’t feeling so great, as you might imagine.

So, yep, really looking forward to enjoying this trip. Something about being able to breathe and walk reasonable distances that makes it much more fun. :o)

excavating the story

When I reached 10,000 words, I received this encouragement in an email from NaNoland:

Author Erin Morgenstern wrote, “I like to think of NaNo-ing as excavating… Things that felt like desperate, random nonsense on page 72 (the broken pocket watch, a partially obscured tattoo, that taxidermied marmot on the mantelpiece) are suddenly important and meaningful on page 187. Everything could hinge on the fate of that marmot. Or the marmot may be a red herring. Or perhaps the marmot is just a marmot. You have to keep writing to find out.”

:o) Love it!

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a new A

After much consideration, I decided to learn “Katie” from “Creative Calligraphy: A Beginners Guide to Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy” by Kristara Schnippert. Drawing with pencil first, then going over it with a brush pen. Having fun trying out the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (Soft).

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