I have been procrastinating. It’s particularly bad today, because I now had a clear outline of how to get this story to the end… I spent half an hour yesterday (or maybe it was the day before… it’s all blurred together at the moment), working out how this story was going to end, and how I was going to get there. And yes, my writing has deviated slightly off the outline, but in a better way! Much much better. So I should be writing, and NOT procrastinating. But I couldn’t help myself.
Above is one of my favourite Nano Videos (or at least an attempt to embed(?) it, I really have no idea what I’m doing, so here’s hoping it works!!). I can’t remember what year it comes from but it was incredibly inspiring at the time, and I enjoy watching it again now.
But watching old Nano videos is not the only procrastination I’ve been doing today.
Pinterest has got me too and this morning I began to search for travel pictures – of Scotland in particular. I’ve been to Edinburgh once before, for two days! I loved it! It felt like home! I’ve got to go back, explore the rest of the country, pop across to Ireland and explore that too! I can trace several branches of my family tree to these two countries (Yes, I’m ignoring the fact that Scotland and England are now the UK – that’s ok, isn’t it?), and I would love the chance to see some of the places they lived, and to maybe do some genealogical research at the source. I want to travel again!
But at the moment the funds are dry, and I have other things to do anyway… like finish this novel. Only 8 days of Nanowrimo to go. And less than 10,000 words to reach my goal! I know I can do it, if only I can drag myself away from the internet for a few hours.
DS’s Young Writer’s Program experience is not going so well… “I’ll catch up tomorrow,” he tells me. He is now several days behind. He needs to write 80 words a day to catch up. I’m sure he could make it, if he wanted to. He has, after all, had a day of over 100 words. But I’m not sure he does want to. We’ll wait and see I suppose…
But I did come to post for a purpose today, and that was to draw a winner from the ‘hat’. There have been a few more commentors this week, but finally, finally – Monica! You have won!! Yay!! Will send you an email right now for your details, and soon your book will be winging it’s way to you! Enjoy!! 😀
I have one more copy of Kate Morton’s The Secret Keeper to give away. Comment on any post or page, and stay tuned for next weeks draw to see how you go!! 😀
11 thoughts on “Favourite Nano Videos, Progress to Date, and a Winner!”
Keep up the good work, Heather. Stay away from the Pinterest trap! 🙂 Not long to go at all – I don’t know where all of November went!
Have you got plans to go back to the U.K. in the future? Edinburgh sounded marvellous.
I’ve managed to stay away from the Pinterest trap for the last couple of days lol, but have now fallen into the Goodreads trap. OMG – So many books! I’ve learnt there is a sequel to one of my favourite Joanne Harris books “Runemarks”, that I never knew existed! (The sequel is Runelight). So many books I want to read – if only I could pause time for a while, to catch up!!
I get sucked into the never-ending quizz on Goodreads, so interesting and addictive. The internet will ruin us all! :p
I have avoided the quizzes so far – though now you’ve said how interesting and addictive they are I might have to check them out!! And yes, I agree – the internet will ruin us all!! If only I could stay away from it for a while… But then most of the people I communicate with on a daily basis are somewhere else in the world, and not here, where we can talk face-to-face… so I *need* the internet! lol
I just realised I did not answer all your questions, from your first comment!! Very slack of me!
Yes, I do intend to go back to the UK one day – I’d love to see more of Scotland, and duck across to Ireland, and explore Wales, and also more of England. It’s a distant dream at the moment – but I fully intend to get there some day!
Hahahahaha! I’m so happy I’m gonna die~~ Finally, oh finally! 🙂 Thank you for giving me this chance. Christmas holiday is just around the corner and saving few bucks for books is really helpful for me. Oh thank you, thank you! I will give this book a new, cozy home to live 🙂
Glad to hear it Monica! 🙂 I have finally started reading it, now that Nano is over, and I’m really enjoying it!
Yihee! 2012 seems to agree with you. I need to read eleven more books to finish my reading challenge which I started last June. Read, read, read – that’s my mantra 😀
I am the same! Except with two children it’s harder to find the time! But I got totally caught up in the Secret Keepter, and I’ve just finished it! OMG! The ending is so unexpected! It made me cry! But in a good way, mostly…
Don’t give up. We still have few more days before the year ends. I am now ten books away from the finish line. Yay!
You make me excited to read the Secret Keeper! 🙂 Thanks again for your generosity~
No worries Monica! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!