Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday Tally and Many Thanks

Status of my novel

total words to date: 86,050

pages: 376

completed chapters: 18

Last week's goals:
  • finish chapter 18 - yay! one step closer to The End!
  • clean up email inbox of 2nd hotmail account - was fairly uncluttered. 3 more emails to go through

Goals for this week:

  • finish first draft 
  • clean up excite email inbox
  • send out another wave of invites to join my website mailing list

Extra thanks today because I didn't write down my thoughts over the last few days.


I am grateful for entertainment. We saw Stardust on Saturday. So glad we did. I could find no flaws - a perfect five star film. Humor, adventure, romance, fantasy. Truly enchanting. It ranks up on the classics with Princess Bride. My type of movie. We will definitely be picking it up on DVD. Yay for movies, books, and games that free us from life's stresses. We finally grew tired of LOTRO and have returned to EverQuest2 after an absence of a year and a half. New expansions have come out, and a lot of other changes have been made - definitely for the better. We did enjoy Lord of the Rings, and stayed there longer after maxing out our characters than we have any other MMO, but we reached a point where we could no longer progress and are tired of running the same instances every week. EQ2 is familiar yet new. When I wasn't writing this last weekend, I was reacquainting myself with the game.


I am grateful for pants that fit. Before seeing the movie, I used the early birthday money from my in-laws to go shopping for new pants. I was lucky to actually find two different styles that fit well. It's hard to find pants that work with my big bony hips and long legs, and aren't low-riders (hate those - feel like they are going to fall off). Love the new Wrangler Aura. Would have bought more of those, but only had one pair the right style and size.


I am grateful for major appliances: dishwasher, fridge, microwave, stove, washer & dryer. Fairly self-explanatory. Less work for me. More time for other things. Definite benefits to living in this day and age.


I am grateful for WRITING. It's the most incredible feeling to get immersed in writing. I love when the rocky struggle finally hits that smooth flow. It reminds me why I love to write and leaves me on a "high" for the rest of the day. I know a lot of my rough draft is just that - rough. But when I reread my work, there are certain scenes where everything shines and it makes me all excited to read more. Hopefully with enough work I can get the whole thing to shine. I need to dig through this chunk of rock to find the gem hinting from within.


  1. I'm glad you were able to see "Stardust". It really is awesome. I just went to see it for the second time yesterday. I'm grateful for dollar theatres. :)

  2. "I love when the rocky struggle finally hits that smooth flow."

    Yeah, I love that too! It's a wonderful feeling, and makes the struggle all worthwhile! :)

  3. I haven't seen this movie...will have to check it out!

    What is a 'dollar theater'? And please don't tell me you get to pay just one dollar to go see a movie.

    I am moving in. LOL Chocolate donuts around the corner and one dollar for movies.
    *sigh* Bet your rent/morgage is cheaper too...

    But we have snow, do you?!? LOL


  4. A dollar theater is where you can see shows after they've been out for a while but before they come out on DVD. One dollar to see a movie during the week or matinee hours. :-)

    No, we don't have snow. Sure felt cold enough for it this morning though. *brr*