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Six on Saturday...

1. I'm trying the idea annecy_dit shared on her blog about writing for five minutes every day. Like her, I think I can actually do that! I wrote about ten minutes on Thursday; yesterday, I didn't get anything done (see below). But still, I think any day where I'm working, I'll be able to take five minutes out to write a little more.

2. re: #1 -- I've started a new project. This one is another stretch, as I'm writing from a male POV...we'll see how it goes.

3. Thanksgiving was a wonderfully peaceful day. We didn't go anywhere, and we didn't cook at all. DH went on a long bike ride, I worked and wrote, and the kids watched movies.

4. Yesterday, my FIL had recovered enough to have us over. He pinched his sciatic nerve (we think), so he's in a bit of pain. :( But he wanted to see us, so we went over...and DH and I cooked dinner. My FIL had already bought all the supplies, and he had a fairly 'ambitious' meal planned (his words). It was kind of like being in a cooking class. I enjoyed it, but man, it was a ton of work. After three solid hours (with both DH and I working), we finally finished the meal. I was almost too tired to really enjoy it! However, it was delicious (as all my FIL's meals tend to be). Of course, then we got to clean up (which took another 30-45 minutes). Truth is, I'd almost rather just clean than be involved with the cooking. It's okay, but I don't enjoy it like many people do.

5. I'd promised the kiddos we'd set up the tree yesterday, but obviously, that didn't happen. So we're aiming for this afternoon, instead. They're really excited (E even did all her chores already, since they have to do that before I'll get the tree).

6. Monday is going to be my 'black Friday' -- I'm hoping to finish up all the shopping then, and hopefully, there won't be many crowds!

It's hard to believe we're already in the last weekend of November -- enjoy it, my friends!

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robinellen
Nov. 27th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
I think it works (or will work) for me because if I miss a day, I can make it up with ten minutes the next day -- both time amounts are do-able...(and I'm glad I'm not the only non-cook out there!)
writertessa
Nov. 26th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Exciting that you've started a new project! I once wrote a novel from a male POV. It was tough because my natural voice is definitely female. And tween. Oh, well. Best of luck with your boy MC!
We did celebrate Thanksgiving last month but with everyone in the US talking turkey at the end of November, I always have an urge to have some now, too :)
robinellen
Nov. 27th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
We'll see if I can swing a boy POV -- I've wanted to try for a while, and now seems a good time (as I just sent out queries with my last).

I was just thinking that I kind of wish our Thanksgiving was at a different time...I like it being in November, but it's so close to Christmas, and that's a LOT of family!!
beachdog
Nov. 26th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Writing from a guy POV? Heh... good luck with that one.
robinellen
Nov. 27th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah...we'll see how it goes ;)
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robinellen
Nov. 27th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
It's good to know it works -- I've gotten over 1100 words since Thursday, so I'm happy ;) I got to read part of River (the beginning), and I liked your male POV...we'll see how mine goes!

Glad your shopping is done -- mine is close!
authorwithin
Nov. 28th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'm not even close to being finished with my shopping. Time is running out!! I better get a move on!!

Writing for five minutes a day sounds like a great idea!

Best of luck with your new project. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to tackle a male POV. Maybe sometime in the future I'll give it a try.
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