NaNoWriMo: Day 1

Holy cats, this is harder than I thought it would be! I’ve been staring at the computer all day (1, 667 words a day does not leave me time to write it out and then type it in) and have only done 1,452 words so far. I’m not giving up yet – I still have an hour before it’s time for me to go to bed…

I’m not planning on posting the whole thing here, but I thought I’d at least give you my first paragraph:

Ned had no idea where he was. It was dark and cold and there were loud noises that sounded like explosions and he had no idea where he was. Actually, that wasn’t true. Ned knew exactly where he was. He was huddled in a doorway in the high street just outside the tube station and the longer he sat there, the clearer it became that, although he knew where he was, what he didn’t know was when he was.

I’m hoping I can get the widget in my sidebar here to work eventually, but, failing that, I’ll at least keep you posted as to my progress. Wish me luck!

How are you doing, Janis? 🙂

Mary Poppins got it right!

Saturday afternoon was a beautiful fall day…

…so my dad and I headed out to Allerton Park to enjoy the weather…

…and fly a kite…

…(like you do).

I’m sure I have a kite with a brontosaurus on it somewhere, but I could only find the circle-of-dolphins one, so we were slightly less-than-cool, but it was still fun. 😉

And then we watched The Godfather. It was very good – I hadn’t started out being in the mood to watch a 3-hour mobster drama, but it ended up making me an offer I couldn’t refuse (although some of the drama of the last hour or so was interrupted by trick-or-treaters, but still…).