Monday, December 2, 2013

Alice's Restaurant

Good Morning. I hope you all had a pleasant Thanksgiving, a fruitful NanoWriMo (if you participated), and Happy Hanukkah. I feel like November has just flown by. But my head was stuck on school until we went on vacation and the whole of that, I was chained to the computer.

I spent the beginning of the month bogged down in research. Again. That's all I'll say about that. And then I got into this story and started pounding out word counts. day after day. It was great. I couldn't believe how fast I was going and then - BLAM - I got this idea for another story. (Don't you hate that?)

So I took 5 days to write that all out (it turned out to be a lot more than I expected) and got back into THE CAPTAIN'S COINCIDENCE. Changed the title too. Sad to say I didn't get around to anyone's blogs, I was writing like a maniac (or maybe I should say manic?)

And then -- dum dum dum -- I decided to put a pirate in my book. Yeah, because I played the what-if game, so I found me a pirate, argh, and stuck him in the story. Thankfully, I wasn't that far in and I could change what I needed to without getting all nuts.

I didn't get as far as I wanted to but I did manage to squeak out 28,573 words for the month. Almost 30k. Maybe next year. I also didn't hear Alice's Restaurant this year on the radio. But I did hear Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song, so that kind of made up for it.

Tell me -- Did you get a chance to write over the holiday? Did you travel? Did you NaNo -- how was it? Did you participate in Thanksgiving nonsense -- how was that?

PS ~ Today is Monster's Birthday. She's nine. Going on fifteen.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2013


Maria Zannini said...

No matter what, that is a lot of words to get down. Congrats.

Happy birthday to your baby. Wait until she's 15 going on 25. Oy.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Happy Birthday to your little monster.

You did some great writing in November. My word count wasn't so great, but I got a lot of figuring out done and I edited an older project, so the month wasn't a total waste.

Bish Denham said...

Good for you, Anne. I didn't do a dang thing except eat! :D

R. Mac Wheeler said...

BD wishes to the little lady

Sarah Ahiers said...

Happy Birthday to Monster!!!

We went bowling with some of my cousins after thanksgiving and that was fun. I did pretty good on my second game, but not the others.

Linda G. said...

Happy Birthday to Monster! I can't believe she's already nine. Sheesh. Where does the time go?

And 28,573 is nothing to sneeze at! That's a lot of words for one month, especially when you include research. Good for you! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

We had a lovely Thanksgiving and I did some writing. Planning on getting back in the grove tonight.

Liza said...

Happy birthday!!! Fourth grade? I love that age. Not much writing for me over the holidays, but I'm trying to make up for it now.

Yvonne Osborne said...

No NaNo for me. I'm afraid I have to do my own thing. I love research, but hate a new idea for a story? Are you kidding??!! Of course you are. Happy birthday to the monster and good luck controlling your pirate!

February Grace said...

I cannot believe the girl is nine. She was six like two seconds ago!!!

Where has the time gone...

Sending you much love from here!

Shelley Sly said...

Happy belated birthday to Monster! Wow, I can't believe she's gotten so old!!

I didn't NaNo this year (too many projects already on the table) but I cheered on those who did participate. :)