Sunday, October 26, 2008

NaNoWriMo

It is that time of year again.... Yes, it is time for NaNoWriMo. Am I excited? Yes, I am. Will I finish this year just as I finished last year? Yes I will. 50,000 words in 30 days. It can be done. It is only 1667 words a day. Yes, I can do that. I did it last year.

I am still writing on the same novel. It will be truly finished with this nano effort. Yay!!!!

After it is complete I am going to have it self published via lulu.com and send a copy to Cathy to have her start the editing process. From her it will be sent to Joshua and then my friends, Stacy and Kyle will be able to get there hands on it. I am so excited that I have such good friends that are willing to do this for me. I promise guys, there will be a thank you in the book and stuff. You will be thought of as I finish this novel and when it is finally published, you guys will get your own first additions.

I am still mourning giving up Asahm. I hated to do it, but at the same time I do feel freer than I was. I don't have to worry about who is going to feed him when I am to sick to get out of bed or when I've stayed out to late.

Next weekend I am getting a new camera. I am tired of the stupid point and shoot camera that I've been suffering with. I am a photographer for crying out loud! So, I am getting a digital SLR that I can actually use my old lenses with. Yes, you read that right. The lenses that I have for my old 35 mm SLR will fit on this camera. Yay! This gives me two months to learn the ins and outs of a new camera before I have to do a shoot for a wedding anniversary party in January. I am also supposed to be doing a shoot at the end of November, but that one is for my own benefit and Ted's. It will also help me to get used to the camera before January.

Funny how life tends to run in circles. At one time many years ago, I wanted to write, then I wanted to be a photographer, then I wanted to combine the two and have a book of poetry with my photos. As I sit here I think about that and wonder if my life is leading me to finishing that original plan.

So..... suddenly my priorities are changing.