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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Novel Costumes and Adventures...

Because it was Halloween and because I have a kid, I felt obligated to post the requisite costume shot. How creative (and cheap) am I? Cute, huh?


Also, I did sign up for the novel-writing adventure for November. So did my friend Mel, which is cool, though we both have overgrown procrastination genes... I sense a lot of arse-kicking going on. Heinous considered joining me in this little creative endeavor, but he's opted to go the slacker route (such a lazy, lazy man ;). Anyway, I'm going to post a word counter down the left side of my blog to keep track of my progress. 50,000 words in 30 days means about 1,700 words per day (I think... I did the math last night, when I was a little drunk). I'm an edit-as-you-go kind of person, so it might be ambitious for me, but I'm going to give it my best shot! If I'm not where I ought to be, feel free to kick me as you see fit. And if you want to sign up, too, I don't think it's too late! The link is in my "So You Want to Write a Book" post, below!

18 comments:

Protege said...

What a cool costume!! Way to go, makes me crave jelly beans now.;)
Good luck with the novel writing, I know you will do well.:)

The Odd Duck said...

I didn't understand what they were until I read the words "jelly belly" and started laughing.

I'm also trying to finish NaNoWriMo for once, we'll have to see how that goes.

Mel said...

Oh, crap! 1700 words a day?! What did I sign up for? I mean, I'm sure I speak more than 1700 words a day (ask my co-workers!), but writing? Tools, Word Count (and that outline I've been working on)...will you be my friend? Re: the goddaughter's costume...I thought you had put her arms inside the "bag" at first and I was wondering how she was going to hold her trick-or-treat pumpkin, but then I saw the little white elbow.

Shanna said...

Oooo good luck! I can't wait to read what you write ;)

Ryan is TOO cute in that costume! SOO creative ;)

Ahem...yes it was a TOTAL brain fart moment!! My bff called me and was all "SHANNA! You posted her real name!" LOL :) She fixed it for me since I wasn't home ;)

I think it's funny that you're the only one who noticed tho!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I love the costume. Very orignial! you can only see so many Princesses and batman costumes. Way to go creative mommy. I made Pacman and Ms pacman costumes to wear to work.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Very creative, though I have one reservation. Is it wise, turning up on doorsteps as your own treat? "What? You have the biggest bag of jelly beans I have seen and you want MORE?"

Good luck with the novel. I will respectfully decline your offer to join you, being more the brief and spasmodic poetry type.

Ronda's Rants said...

Okay...I don't care if it was cheap or not it is so cute!!! What a cool idea! She looks cute too!! Hope she got lot's of loot and that she had a very good time!

Heinous said...

Hey, kicking you in the butt is going to be enough work. That and I have that threat hanging over my head if I don't post on my blog every day...

Lee said...

We only had one visitor - a boy from around the corner, for some reason carrying a hockey stick. I think the trick could have been lumpy. Good luck with the writing.

Melissa B. said...

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Red Cup Mom said...

Heh. That's pretty darn creative and cute!!!

I am all for you guys in the NoWhateverMo y'all are you committing too. (There's NoBloMo too or something...)

Happy writings!

hautepocket said...

Haha! So cute. :)

Jane! said...

Holy cow! Drunk or not 1700 words a day... every day?
Too rich for my blood!
But good luck to YOU!

Andy said...

Best of luck with the book. And great costume :)

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Wow...that's a lofty goal...I just may have to check back often to see your progress...I think I would peeter at about day 3...

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving me a little comment love..

Stu Pidasso said...

I like imaginative and I like cheap. I like the quote of the day. ANd I like your posts. Have a good weekend!! GB!!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the costume!!! After twenty something years of doing halloween costumes (first Heather and now her ten year old brother),I think that's one of the most original ones that I've seen.
Your daughter is really a cutie, makes me almost miss that age with Heather. Almost.

Heather's M

Heather said...

Very cute!! I noticed Mama said it "almost" made her miss that age with me. Yeah...I was not so much fun to be with back then!! Ah, well...you live, you learn. You grow up. :)
Good luck with the "writing a novel" thing!! I started one last month and never got past the first chapter. Too many ideas swirling around in there. They aren't translating to paper very well yet.