Saturday, November 8, 2008

Quilting, Pacers, and NANOWRIMO

I've had a busy few days. I've been writing but just not on my blog. My son has me involved in something we call NANOWRIMO which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The idea in a nutshell is that we start at midnight on November 1 (or sometime thereafter), and we write a novel. Our goal is to get to 50,000 words written by the end of the month of November. It doesn't have to be a masterpiece, and noone will ever read it if you don't want them to. The idea is just to write. I am a little over 32,000 words, and I started my novel a week ago today. My daughter-in-law and daughter are also writing this month. We've been challenging each other, and giving each other ideas, and it's been a lot of fun. Anyone can participate so if you want to jump in now and write, go to http://www.nanowrimo.org/ , sign up, and start writing.



Last Wednesday, Bill was given the corporate tickets to attend the Indiana Pacer game at Conseco Fieldhouse. We sat in the Legends Bar/Restaurant area that is located on the level where all the suites are. We got to see the Pacers play the Phoenix Suns, and this was the only visit to town for Shaquille O'Neal. He's 36 and while that doesn't seem old, it is in basketball player years. I was thrilled to get to see him play. That was a nice evening and quite a bit of fun.

I have also sewn a couple more Dear Jane triangles.

Today, I plan to sew a couple more DJ triangles and work more on my story. I have been trying to figure out a way to do both at the same time. I brought some hand sewing here and sat at the computer yesterday, but that was a tiny bit counter productive.
Have a wonderful weekend all!!!

10 comments:

Jeanne said...

Writing a novel! Wow! You're already more than half way to the word total.
I am impressed. Your DJ triangles are beautiful.

Julie said...

I am impressed. I love reading novels, but never tried writing one.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your Dear Jane triangles. And a novel? HOw fun - I love to read, not so much to write something that long...
Kris

Renee said...

good for you on the novel writing. doing it with family sounds like so much fun. you'll have alot of stories to read at the end of the month. lol. also wanted to mention that i love the triangles. how pretty!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Luann, those dear jane blocks are so nice. I'm a drop out. I feel terrible about it but I can only do so much and I couldn't keep up when it got harder and I had less and less time.

Sounds like we have a lot in common!

Threeundertwo said...

I'm so impressed with the novel writing! That takes a lot of discipline and hard work - sort of like making a Dear Jane quilt. So I have every faith that you'll do it.

Hanne said...

Happy writing ! Sounds like fun if you are in to writing :-)

Lovely triangles !!

Carrie P. said...

Wow that is a lot of writing. Love your new blocks.

Sara said...

Hope your writing is going well! I love to read, but could never write a novel, it is just not something I consider myself good at!
Your triangles look great!!

Takako said...

Luann,

Your Dear Jane blocks look so beautiful!
Writing novel?! It sounds fun and it can expand your imagination...
Thank you for the info and I will look into it.

Tak

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