Wednesday, 24 November 2010

So now what?

As most of you will know I have completed my very first NaNoWriMo and am very chuffed that I did, and I hope got a half decent novel out of it. I will be taking the Nano blog down after November, as I will be submitting to Blaze all being well. *Fingers firmly crossed* and all that.

Scandinavian Scandal is with the powers that be at Harlequin thanks to SYTYCW so *fingers crossed again*

Having been completely wrapped up in Nano and Too hot to handle I now find myself at a loose end with far to much time on my hands, especially as I promised hubbie to not write anything till the New Year. There is of course the beginning of another story bubbling in my head, but am managing to ignore it mostly.

The house has never been cleaner, so can't even do housework to keep myself occupied, what a shame ;-)
I do have a brand new subscription to Blaze, so am merrily reading myself through those *fans herself* but as I'm a fast reader that's not going to last long and I have other books to read, but it's not the same as getting caught up in your own story and the excitement of seeing it all come together.

I think I may be addicted to writing, which is not necessarily a bad thing I suppose.

Ah well, I shall figure it out. Am probably just trying to escape the nightmare that is potty training Tj. Unfortunately he is most keen to wear big boy pants and at the grand old age of three he should be ready, yet I have my doubts. He manages very well at nursery, yet home is another matter....

I wouldn't  mind too much, but he gets himself ever so upset when he has a number two accident in particular and I do wonder whether it would not just be all much easier to leave it a while longer, for everyone's sakes. But then again he does have some successes and when he does he is so pleased with himself, bless him.

You'd think with child number eight I'd have it figured, but I never had these problems with the others, especially the other two boys were dry within two days and the last two girls never even had one accident when *they* decided to come out of nappies, so this is all new territory. It's probably Karma for writing a potty training toddler into my story right......

Ho hum and all that, this too will pass!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

A much better day and a personal plug

After my woe is me blog of yesterday, inspiration struck and I have managed to write lots more with a fairly clear view of where I'm going now. Current word count stands at 15150 words :-)

On a different note, I got post today and was happy to see that my Weaning Story is in this month's edition of Breastfeeding matters by the charity La Leche League GB.

I hadn't read my story in a while and I still had tears in my eyes at the end, so be warned.

Every purchase helps to increase much needed funds for LLL, whose leaders work tirelessly at supporting breastfeeding mothers wherever they are in their breastfeeding journey. It is an amazing organisation I am very proud to be part of, run entirely by volunteers.

Right, I best go and see what my brood is up to. Teenage son number two is fretting about a lift - he can't possibly walk the ten minutes to his friend's house, as he is taking his X Box.... Though as he was mugged at knife point earlier in the year for just his old phone, not too far from us, he may have a valid point there!

Teenage son number one is I believe still asleep, or at the very least, hidden away in his room.

Teenage daughter number one is at her boy friend's house and I dare say the phone will ring soon for a lift home.

Teenage daughter number two is, well being very teenage like, if the keifing at everyone else is anything to go by and the rest of them.  I couldn't eat a whole one, let's leave it that ;-)

Oh and of course, joy of joys! I have mountains of washing waiting for my attention, thanks to teenage son number two not having put said washing in the basket for a week...

And folks wonder why I like to write Romance!!!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Inspiration, where art though..

Five days into Nano, I don't seem to be able to get myself motivated. Probably in part due to coming down with a cold, which means my head has turned into a jack hammer in much the same way Kitty's heart has whenever she is around Alex.

And therein lies the problem. I know where I want them to end up. I have a few scenes in my head, but can I put fingers to keyboard to convey that... no!
I found myself rabbiting on with my story last night, just for the sake of rabbiting, but am far from happy with it. And the urge to go back and rewrite that last chapter is huge, but I am resisting. Wouldn't know what else to write anyway.

So, where do I find the next scene, this is the question. So far am toying with staying at the party, conversation in the car on the way home, being called away for a major fire (actually favouring that one, leaving Kitty at the party and the mercy of hero's mother...)

Hmmm that has potential. And when exactly does Kitty give in and her and Alex have their fire works? Decisions, decisions.. right now I want someone else to tell me what to do, as I am second guessing everything and am convinced that the plot is, well not a plot and my writing not good enough and, and....

Woe is me and all that. Someone please give me a proverbial kick up the jacksy. Why did I ever think this was a good idea?!?

Monday, 1 November 2010

My Nano blog

I have decided to blog my Nano efforts here. So you can cringe along with me at my attempts to write a novel in thirty days...

First two chapters are up.
Be kind please!