Sunday, October 21, 2007

Heaven

A bird warbles just outside my window. A breeze, cool, constant and caressing, flows over me as I sit reading and daydreaming. I consider the peace of this sunny, crisp autumn day and thank God for the gifts I enjoy.

Whispers of calm and murmured mantras shuffle the branches high in the trees. Light dances through the leaves: yellow, green, red and orange mosaics shimmering across the grass outside and the tile floor on the porch. The play of lights and darks hypnotizes me; heaven could not be better than this moment in time.

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NaNoWriMo 2007 starts in a week and a half. I am working on my outline. I won last year writing a 50,706 word novel during the month of November. Granted, many parts of it sucked, but there was NO planning involved. I just went after the word count. From now until November 1st, I will actually think about a story before I begin. Despite the pressure, it was loads of fun just slopping words on the page. Consider joining me.

32 comments:

  1. I couldn't do it. You are my hero!

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  2. Considering it. Don't know when I'll find the time.

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  3. A+ for those extra 706 words beyond 50K. I think I could do 507.06...

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  4. I did not know you won it last year. How cool! :D

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  5. Wow. I am impressed. Just the thought of creating 50k words is daunting. Good luck. No pressure, eh?

    You write beautifully. I am sure you can win again.

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  6. I tried doing NaNoWriMo last year but couldn't keep the motivation up for the month. Story of my life.

    I think there's another contest asking participants to write a novel in one weekend which would be a rather interesting experience.

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  7. Mr. Fab: Do you like my cape?

    Quilly: It's just for November.

    VE: Are you sure you have the decimal in the right place?

    Debs: It was loads of fun. Felt good too.

    Shari: Thanks. I will definitely try.

    Tudor Rose: A weekend? Not.

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  8. I don't know how you can remain so relaxed and peaceful after all the excitement of the month. Have the constables been looking for the scoundrel? I guess if Kerouac could write his novel in two or three days than a month should be sufficient time. Good luck on your contest,STOMP!

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  9. my friend signed me up for that. apparently you have to blog every day in teh month of november. I'm going to give it a shot...I've already done one entry.

    good luck for you!!

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  10. For some reason your opening reminded me of sailing down the St. Mary's River on an ore boat in the evening. Listening to the water as it laped against the boat.
    I leave novel writing to writers. I just blog.

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  11. Ah. An "it doesn't get any better than this" moment!

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  12. Yumpkin: Things have calmed down. Our culprit had himself committed and admitted to the deed.

    Betty: You are talking about the NaNoBloMo where you write one blog post each day in November. That I'd have a hard time doing.

    Dr. John: You could do NaNoBloMo since you already do it. You'd be a sure winner.

    Gawilli: Yes, if they could only go one longer and more frequently.

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  13. Go Nessa! I read yours from last year, and it was damn good for a novel written in 30 days.

    I can't do it in 30 days, but I'm about halfway through my own novel. If there was a NaNoWriTwoYears, I'd be all over it.

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  14. You can do the writing thing because you have writing talent. I could never, ever do it.

    Good luck!

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  15. Yup, they're all correct ... you DO have the talent. You write so beautifully. Good luck!

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  16. Diesel: You're sweet. Since I haven't done the edit on last's year's novel, we are on the same track.

    TLP: Can you keep saying that in my head. Thanks.

    Dabich: I'm going to play you too. Thanks you.

    Leann: Thanks.

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  17. Uh, yeah, no. You are the hero. It takes me two years to write 40,000 words and 18 to say them. I really just came by to yell at you but while I'm here, wish you a generous muse.

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  18. Good luck with the competition. I didn't know you won last year. Congrats.

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  19. Your great and you've proven yourself. No doubt you can make it. Give your heart into it, that's what really important. ;0)

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  20. You rock, Nessa! Good luck again. I have every belief you'll win again.

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  21. Ooh, thought I was commenting on a separate post. I agree - from the words you've painted, heaven could be no finer. I love moments in time like that. It's good to be open to them.

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  22. I have nothing but praise for you, Nessa. You can win it again!

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  23. Good luck with the writing challenge--and I seriously doubt that any part of your winning novel "sucked!"

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  24. Doug: But they are fun words. Thanks for the loud well wishes.

    Egan: Thanks. I love deadlines.

    Reign: You’re right and that’s what I’ll do.

    G: Thank you. Those moments are very special.

    Grunty: You’re a sweety. Thanks.

    Actonbell: You can read it yourself and see. It’s the 2006 NaNoWriMo in the sidebar.

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  25. I'm going to give it a try!

    Thanks for stopping by Writing in Faith.

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  26. Great post. Pretty picture of the sky peeping through the tree leaves.

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  27. Andrea: Thanks. The sun is back out today after three days of rain.

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  28. The picture is beautiful and the setting you describe divine....I will think about writing as that is my passion..thanks for the tip....

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  29. Thanks for the stop over on my blog, i love the words and the photo of the sky. A writer i would never make so admire anyone that does. Good luck with winning the next one.
    I will be going thru some more of your blog.

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  30. Princess: It is worth it, especially if you are deadline driven. It blocks that yucky voice in your head.

    L & N: Thanks. Your pictures speak volumes.

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