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Monday, 7 October 2013

Weekly Writing... Er Well Writing... Sort Of

So I've been a teeny tiny bit (read a lot) MIA when it comes to writing of late.

As in I have done none whatsoever - zilch, nada... you get the picture.

I'm scribbled some ideas down, done some other creative things that I have posted about on Fridays, but as for actual writing... I got nothing.

So anyway we are now in the month of October. And if you've been reading my NaNoWriMo Countdown posts you will know that NaNoWriMo is fast approaching.

Previous NaNoWriMoers will have started receiving emails from NaNoWriMo urging you to prepare if you plan on taking part.

Now I plan on taking part but I'm not rushing to sign up for this year.

Why? You may well ask.

My NaNo 2010 (I think) is still in the editing stages. In fact I've been stuck on page 20 for about a year, so I decided to get all the way through the first draft this coming November.

Now there are such things as NaNo Rebels however having read the NaNo Rebel rules my plan is so rebellious I don't even count as a NaNo Rebel. So I will be taking part in NaNoWriMo (or NaNoEdMo if you will) unofficially.

I will still keep track of how I'm doing each week. I just won't have a little participant badge on my blog or a winners badge at the end (assuming I get to the end of my first draft).

And before I sign off this post I thought I'd share a video with you - it may not mention writing but I think some of us will appreciate the message (I know I did).

Friday, 4 October 2013

If You Don't Like It Then Change It

I bought this dress a while back from a seller on Etsy.

The seller in question had shortened the dress and used the left over material as a belt. I liked the length, pattern and the colour.

I wore it a couple of times but I wasn't particularly keen on the buttons, for one thing they were beginning to rust a little as it wasn't a new dress after all.

But then I realised the sleeves kind of limited when I could wear it. Long slightly billowy sleeves - a no no for summer.

So I decided to change it.

I shortened the sleeves and sort of turned them in to cap sleeve. And I changed the buttons.

And now it looks better - fresher you might say.

A couple of simple changes make a big difference.

Til next week...

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

NaNoWriMo Countdown

September has come and gone. We are edging ever closer. And now there are only


to go until the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2013.