Monday, November 9, 2009

I have a million ideas percolating for blog posts. And by a million I mean two. But they're pretty good. In my head, they're pretty much written. But my butt and fingers, which are two main components of blogging, aren't cooperating in getting those out. Like the one about family history MGM musical-style. Or the one about how I need to be adopted.

But I don't want to sit still (butt) and type (fingers) long enough to make those posts happen right now. The mind is willing but the flesh is weak. Well, it's strong enough to get up and get ice cream. And also Swedish fish. But it's too weak to do the dishes or blog.

It's because NaNoWriMo (where you write 50,000 words in a month) is sucking up every spare energy cell I have. As my word count waxes, my blogging shall wane.

Maybe I'll drop in here later today with something fantastic. Or maybe I'll eat ice cream.

Hey, don't judge. We artists have to suffer for our work.

23 comments:

Shellie said...

awesome on NaNoWriMo... I'm completely behind.

today I hope to knock out 5000 words!

its going to be crazy!

good luck to you

Angie Muresan said...

Well, eating ice cream sounds much better than writing a post. Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

Kristina P. said...

I just ate a Poptart. That will have to suffice for right now, instead of ice cream.

Debbie said...

I admire you all for sticking with that NaNo whatever thing! Amazing.

Eowyn said...

Go Melanie! Eat that ice cream! That's what it's all about after all. There's no other way to endure the pain of 50,000 words I've heard.

:)

Becca said...

Do your characters eat ice cream for you? Or Swedish fish? Or blog? I'm counting it as good if one of my characters showers in my behalf this month.

Kelly O. said...
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Kelly O. said...

So, at least get your butt to the computer. On the way get a bowl full of swedish fish. As for the ice cream, get it on a potty break, I know pregnant people have to have lots of potty breaks and that means lots of ice cream! Erica is doing NaNoWriMo too. It is very time consuming.

Valerie said...

Dishes- necessary evil. Blogging- good. Ice cream- better. Swedish fish- best. Sleeping-in eating ice cream topped with Swedish fish while blogging- heaven? Very possible.

Carolyn V. said...

You can do it Melanie! NaNoWriMo is extremely intense. I'm not doing it this year (school and stuff), but maybe next. Keep us posted on your success! =)

wendy said...

Well, I have heard of several people I blog with who are doing the NaNoWriMo -----sounds like the tv series Mork
& Mindy...NaNoNaNo ---you are to young to remember (with Robin Williams) so what do you guys write about????
anyway, go eat a carton of ice cream and smush the sweedish fish in it, stir it up so it gets kinda soft like.......MMMMMMMMMMM
then get back to us

Lara said...

You go girl! NaNoWriMo participants fill me with awe and wonder.

Aubrey said...

You can do it-- I believe in you! And with ice cream and Swedish fish, 50,000 words are possible! :)

Kimberly said...

Oi...you had to mention ice cream, didn't you? I am currently STARVING in anticipation of a possible surgery time. I'm pregnant so I'm totally allowed to fill your comment box with whinging and whining.

NaNo is such an intense, otherworldly sort of experience, isn't it?

Heather of the EO said...

You crack me up. Again.

The beauty of blogging is that it can be so random. So you can just post about not posting your two ideas and eating ice cream and I'll be totally entertained by it. Then later, whenever you have time, you can write those things you've written in your head and I'll be entertained by those too. See? beautiful!

L.T. Elliot said...

I hear you about nano sucking everything else out. I've had to stay away from the Nano site myself just to keep at the keyboard.
Don't worry. You'll be back here soon enough, making us laugh our butts off.

Jessica G. said...

Hey, I'm doing NaNoWriMo, too. Sixth year and I've won all previous years. But I'm really far behind on work count...reading blogs instead of thickening plots is not so good.

myimaginaryblog said...

It's all for a good cause, (although I feel sorry for you having to eat those yucky Swedish fish.)

I've been trying to think what month would work for me if I were going to take a month and write a novel, and I can't think of a single month out of the year that's relatively calm and tranquil-like. Maybe January--if I didn't get any sick kids.

Kazzy said...

I started blogging the first few months after I completed NANO two years ago. It was such an excruciating and exhilarating experience, but I am not I will ever do it again.

ps
I am happy to adopt you , as a big sis of course.

DeNae said...

You're kicking BUTT in NaNo world, so blog world is just going to have to wait. I've decided to do as much writing as I can while hepped up on pain killers after my surgery this week. NaNo wants 'stream of consciousness' writing? NaNo is gonna get it, in spades!

And I've asked lots of people if they would adopt me. Rich people, mostly. Oddly, there were never any takers.

CaJoh said...

Hey, isn't that what copy and paste is for. Perhaps you can post a paragraph or two of what you are writing (if that's allowed) just to give us a glimpse of how you're waxing the words fantastic.

Erica said...

What's your NaNo pen name?

Amber Lynae said...

I completely understand the blogging taking the back seat.... and the ice cream.