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OH NO it’s November!

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For those of us above the 49th parallel, November generally means the end of fall and beginning of winter (snow and freezing temps). For me it means lost mittens and hats, melt downs over outerwear (see previous year –> here) and a much larger heating bill. It’s painful.

Last year I took the pain one step further and I did the NaBloPoMo requiring me to write a blog post each day in the month of November or admit defeat (no defeat admitting permitted here). To spice life up a little, I started my medication (eight injections a week) and decided to drive to California, take part in the Disney machine and drive home again all in 10 days.

No biggy! (Bwahahahaha). I am not doing it again though, I’ve been there and done that.

So this year I decided to step it up a notch, I am doing NaNoWriMo instead and I am writing a novel. The only rules, write a 50000+ word novel in November.

Word count so far: 10316 of 50000 –> so far, so good.

Any ideas for blog posts in November? Any questions for me?

MK xo
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23 comments… add one

  • Justine November 3, 2009, 11:19 pm

    Okay, I have lots of ideas for you…

    – Ideas for homemade christmas decorations
    – Ideas for homemade christmas baking
    – With the colder weather coming, how to solve the missing mitten mystery?
    – Go to the mountains and do a great blog entry from there, make us all jealous
    – Do your children do any sports? Tell us about them.
    – Santa lists, how do your kids make them, do they have a limit of how many things they can put on them?
    – What do you think are going to be this season’s “hot” toys?

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:34 pm

    @Justine, Thanks Justine! I do have some ideas. I am going to file away this list :)

  • Angella November 4, 2009, 9:43 am

    DUDE! You’re killing me at Nanowrimo! Proud of you, though. :)
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Grace In Small Things: Seventeen =-.

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:13 pm

    @Angella, Thanks Angella! What would really kill you though, is reading it! It’s rather horrible … in a quantity not quality sort of way. Then again, most Harlequins are like that … I like to set the bar low.

  • west hollywood locksmith November 4, 2009, 12:18 pm

    I dont blame you for not wanting to do the trip to disney again, once is enough thats for sure, good luck on your novel it seems liek you are making great progress

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:11 pm

    @west hollywood locksmith, Thanks for stopping by!

  • Shannon @ Lullaby Baby Carriers November 4, 2009, 1:28 pm

    Wow! I can’t believe your tenacity! Good for you! And you have 1/5th of your novel written in 1/10th of the allotted time – you rock!
    .-= Shannon @ Lullaby Baby Carriers´s last blog ..Introducing the CuddlyWrap! =-.

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:09 pm

    @Shannon @ Lullaby Baby Carriers, I’m up to 20368 … woot!

  • Nikki November 4, 2009, 6:17 pm

    a novel really!??! I think I want to be your agent ;)

  • jessic.B November 4, 2009, 6:42 pm

    @Nikki, and i can be yours! = )

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:04 pm

    @Nikki, The job is yours! Umm … Nik … don’t quit your day job, K?

  • Safire November 4, 2009, 8:59 pm

    What’s the novel about? Can we get a plot line? I briefly thought about doing that this year too but I couldn’t figure out what to write on.
    .-= Safire´s last blog ..Road Trip! =-.

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:04 pm

    @Safire, It’s a typical romance. It hasn’t been difficult to come up with ‘text’, but I’m pretty sure mine will the only eyes that ever read it. It’s that bad.

  • Broke But Still Drinking November 5, 2009, 8:53 am

    November idea -Fatest Turkey Competition

    People can send in pics of the turkeys they are preparing and maybe even send in pics of friends they don’t like.

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:03 pm

    @Broke But Still Drinking, HA! How about ‘Biggest Turkey’? Do you have a picture I could submit ;)

  • Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck November 7, 2009, 11:53 am

    Dude, anyone who participates in this has my vote. I’m barely able to crank out two blog posts a week!
    .-= Amber’s Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck´s last blog ..The party’s over =-.

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 4:59 pm

    @Amber’s Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck, Thanks Amber! It’s actually coming along more easily than I thought, BUT (and it’s a BIG but) it’s absolute rubbish.

  • MackBrey November 10, 2009, 12:45 am

    Hey, great!
    best of luck for your work!

    Now may be i’ll make plan too!

    Mack here
    Remote access computer repair

  • kolorowanki November 11, 2009, 7:41 am

    Every day is raining in Poland..;( Best regards MommyKnows

  • Watch TV Online Free November 12, 2009, 1:28 pm

    I know the feeling about the rain as every day so far it’s rained here.

    However I do love November it’s the calm before the storm of Christmas.

    Good Luck with your novel.
    .-= Watch TV Online Free ´s last blog ..Watch Glee Season 1, Episode 9: Wheels =-.

  • katie bowen November 13, 2009, 9:32 am

    oh disney…so what ideas do u have up your sleeve for fall/harvest craft ideas? do tell. i need something to do with 3 boys 4-8 years old before our US Thanksgiving.

  • Szale Apaszki May 25, 2010, 5:21 am

    Good photo! I like rain and snow :-) Thanks! Very interesting.

  • luxury hot tubs August 4, 2011, 12:45 pm

    Nice novel, I have read many times, but still want to read every time…, let’s write another novel..

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