Monday, November 15, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update - Hello Week Three! and some Nina Simone

Two weeks down and two weeks to go. Halfway point of National Novel Writing Month officially hit! Huzzah!

At the moment, I'm exhausted. Trying to hit 2k words that I can actually send to my critique partners rather than delete and start again, all while keeping my house tidy, playing with my kids, and hanging out with my husband is proving to be quite a challenge. But a do-able challenge. And most importantly, I'm having fun.

Okay, fun is an understatement. I'm having the best time EVER. And at some point today, I'll be passing the 30k mark, which means HURRAH! only 20 thousand more words to go!

I've said before that I write with music blasting and honestly, I think that's my favorite part of writing - taking a song that has the vibe of the scene I'm writing, and trying to shove it into my story as best I can. It isn't easy for me. If there's one thing I suck royally at, it's description.

Today's song (and one that makes it into nearly every scene of my whirlwind adventure story) - Sinnerman by Nina Simone. I like the Felix da Housecat remix, too, but man... just can't beat this original version! Makes my breath catch and my heart thump hard every time I listen to it (so loudly my ear drums are probably ready to blow up).

To all you NaNoers out there, good luck with week three!

And to everyone else - Happy Monday!



Tina Laurel Lee said...

Love this song. And yes, I can totally see it in your writing. The pace is dead on. Now I have to go back and listen to the whole song.

You are doing excellent work!

Marisa Hopkins said...

YAY, Tina!! Those are some great words to keep my going! :D Thanks so much!

Elana Johnson said...

Sounds like we're in about the same place for NaNo. Good luck passing 30K today!

Tiffany Neal said...

Awesome, girl! I'm a little jealous. EVERYONE and their dog is doing NaNo and I just can't quite make it happen. I don't know if I ever will with teaching...maybe one day...

LOVE this song and music is a must while I'm writing also! :)

Keep up the awesome work! You rock!

Kearsie said...

Have I told you that you're awesome today? No? Well, let me make amends.


Meika said...

Thanks for sharing -- cool song! Love your blog! Good luck with your NaNo novel. I JUST hit the halfway point in mine!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Hey I like that banner!

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