“When anybody asks, 'What are you writing about now?' if I try to reply, the book-in-the-works sounds so idiotic to me that I think, 'Why am I trying to write that puerile junk?' So now I give up; if I could talk about it, I wouldn't have to write it."
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet


She's Sick

Friday, December 15, 2006

No, not me. My new Mac had to go in for a major organ transplant this week. She's better now, and resting safely in the doctors' care until we pick her up tonight.

There's more to be said, but for now, it's just...too...sad.

That, and I'd really rather be sleeping.


News Flash!

Friday, December 01, 2006

In an upset the size of the great state of Texas (which my good, bloggy, coupon-sharing friend, Jeana at Days To Come happens to proudly call home), a Minnesota woman bravely faced seemingly insurmountable odds and beat them to a pulp when she reigned victorious over the NaNoWriMo challenge Thursday evening at approximately 10:40 pm.

"I wasn't sure I could do it, especially after that little guilt streak I encountered mid-month. I didn't write at all for a week!" said the victor who calls herself "Geekwif".

Her beloved husband, who also faced the challenge bravely, but was overcome by long work hours and the acquisition of a new Playstation game stated, "I told her she could do it. She didn't believe me, but I knew she could do it."

Geekwif, whose draft is only half complete despite passing the 50,000 word mark, described her story as "a modern day fairy tale with a twist of fantasy". She accredits her husband with giving her the opportunity to complete her novel by taking over the responsibility of tending their puppy, Raz for the night so that she could write unhindered. "He is my sweet Geek," she said with an affectionate smile on her tired face. "If it weren't for him, I could not have written those last 6000 words."

With that, she turned and walked away without another word. Apparently this interview is over, and she is going back to bed.