Monday, December 17, 2012

'Tis the Season

'Tis the season...
  • for shopping
  • for wrapping
  • for baking
  • (and eating!)
  • for family
  • for helping
  • for giving
  • for barely controlled chaos and fun!
I don't know how much I'll be visiting the bloggy-verse in the next few weeks, so I thought I'd take this time to wish you all the very best of the season - no matter what celebrations you enjoy.

I hope you're surrounded by love, hope and possibilities. Enjoy the moments & I'll see you in a few weeks!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers to Alex!

There are so many good things about this bloggy-verse and Alex J Cavanaugh is one of them. I've backed off on joining in blogfests lately because life is more than a little chaotic, but I couldn't resist this one. :)

Most of you know Alex, so I won't go into lengthy explanations, but if you haven't met him, pop on over. Now (as per usual) I'm not planning on following the rules, but I will answer the first 3 questions :).

What does Alex look like?
Well, Alex is one of my favourite people, so he MUST look like one of my favourite characters, so he must look like Aragorn from LotR :)

Who could play Alex in a documentary?
Hmm, I don't think Aragorn plays the guitar... so, let's go with the guitarist from Rush - Alex Lifeson :)

Who does Alex remind me of?
Little bit of good ole Saint Nick - he's always spreading good will and cheer.

A big thank you to Alex for all the time he spends on his bloggy friends. You've got a wonderful heart, Alex. Enjoy your blogfest! :)

If you'd like to check out the other entries in the blogfest - check out this link to Stephen Tremp's site - he's one of the evil geniuses behind this! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Survived

Yup - I survived NaNo again! Yay :)

I ended up with over 60k words for the month. I hadn't expected to be successful this year because my November was nuts, but it somehow all worked out. I think, for me, the joy of NaNo is that there are so many other nuts out there. It's also a competition, so that helps! I also get REALLY excited when I'm writing the first draft of a story, so I tend to do them fairly quickly.

I'm really enjoying the story and I'm nearing the end now. In fact I hope to wrap up the draft and put it to the side for a bit, let it marinate for a few weeks or more. In the meantime, I'm going to go over the draft I wrote for Camp NaNo in August. It's been a great year for first drafts for me!

I'm over at From The Write Angle today talking about some NaNo NoNos. I hope you'll pop over and add your thoughts to the discussion!