Tuesday, October 18, 2011

fall is here

Or is it winter? It's grey, cloudy, and breezy with a chill, but no snow yet. The little munchkins are requesting long-sleeved shirs (but then they think that they don't need their jackets. doesn't work like that, smartipants!) and I'm thinking I should doublecheck everyone's winter clothes. Of course, it IS kinda nice that it's the middle of October, and we haven't turned on the heating furnace. We haven't needed to. Even with the low temperatures lately, the house is staying around 70 degrees, a comfortable, although cool, temp.

November is coming soon. I bet you knew that already! But, it's important (besides that LittleV has a birthday) because this year, BigJ and I are doing the NaNoWriMo challenge again. Yes, again. We, and I singularly, had tried many years ago, long before we had children. I don't remember what I wrote before (it wasn't the great American Novel, and I didn't reach the 50,000 word goal), but it's time to see if I can write a novel length piece.

The next question is, what will your novel be about? Honestly, I have no idea. The most difficult part for me is a plot. If only Big J and I could write it together...he has no problem imagining characters and events, and I can write description and dialogue. Our skills fit together like puzzle pieces (oooh, a simile!) but we're going to be seperated from each other in the box of NaNoWriMo writers. So, we'll have to wait and see what I'll come up with for a plot. As they say, it doesn't need to be good, it just needs 50k words.