Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nearly 40,000 Words and a Gluten-Free Spread

I hope never to repeat such a lengthy blogging absence! We had a whirlwind beginning to November, and the raging winds are just starting to settle -- only to be replaced by ice! That's right, Thanksgiving plans around my area are being rescheduled or canceled due to freezing rain and icy roads. I suppose that is the one upside to spending the holidays at home. I am glad I was not planning to travel this weekend.

By the end of today I should have over 40,000 words on my NaNoWriMo novel. I finally hit my stride around 30,000 words and discovered that the climax of my story is a gem. Unfortunately everything that leads up to it is rather shoddy. But, it is a starting point, even if it is a starting point that I will have to work backwards from. In the off-chance that something actually becomes of this novel, it is probably best for me not to give away the best part. Trust me when I say that it is intense and emotionally thought-provoking. How's that for a teaser? :)

All of this writing has made me miss the Older Series. I miss Jakobis and Amara and I can't wait to get back to their story. I think it has been good for me to walk away from it for a time, but I am starting to ache for the characters I know and love. I hope this will propel me to great editing come December 1! Feel free to harrass me (daily, if necessary) to stay on task and finish what I've started.

I've also been spending my time learning how to cook gluten free food. I will spare the gory details of my wonderful digestive system, but will tell you that after every possible acid-reducer could not curb my heartburn, I decided it would be worth taking my health into my own hands. So far things are going quite well, but cooking has become far more of an adventure than it ever has been! I've got homemade gluten free bread crumbs ready for a baked stuffing, and I just pulled a dozen dinner rolls out of the oven. They smell delicious! Even though tomorrow will be my first gluten free Thanksgiving, it is something I am very much looking forward to. I hope your holiday is filled with food, family, friends and memories you can treasure for the years to come. I'd love to hear what your plans are, what you are writing, or anything else you might like to share. Comment away!


  1. I know what you mean about wanting to get back to older stories.

    Over the past few days, I've had this overpowering urge to work on a story I wrote... Wow. I guess it was pretty close to NaNoWriMo LAST year. I've been making some notes, and I'm really excited to start revising...

    Just as soon as I get done with my NaNoNovels... XD

    Current combined wordcount: 79,233

    Good luck to you!

  2. You are right on track to awesomeness! I can't even believe you've stuck with your double NaNo...oh, who am I kidding? I knew you could do it, I just knew I could never do it! ha! :) Keep it up!