Sunday, October 30

My Birthday, NaNoWriMo and Dragonvale: a warning

Okay, I've spent a couple of hours doing things like answering emails and reading posts and now I have half an hour to compose a blog post. Can I do it?

Yes I can! By talking about three things that seemingly have nothing to do with one another.

It was my birthday last week and thank you to everyone who said happy birthday, I really appreciate it! I worked on my birthday -- I'm talking about my day job -- so my friends are taking me out today to celebrate. I'm going to Society.

That's later, in a few minutes I'm heading off to a NaNoWriMo luncheon and information session. I'm excited! As I've said too many times, this is my first year doing NaNo and the 'bright shiny' hasn't worn off. I talk to other, veteran, NaNoers and they look at me pityingly with memories of beery, bloodshot eyes and waking up at their desk, gripping a half-empty can of Red Bull.

I'm time-starved right now so I know something is going to have to give. Sleep, of course. Showering ... hmmm, probably try to keep that one. One thing that's probably going to fall by the wayside is Dragonvale, a delightfully addictive game featuring ... er ... dragons. You get to mate them and build them houses and feed them. Okay, it doesn't sound super addicting but, trust me, it is.

Okay, gotta run!


  1. Hey Karen,

    I'm glad that you're able to celebrate your birthday with friends. Even though it's belated, better late than never. :P

    I envy you for having an actual group to sit down with and talk NaNoWriMo stuff. In Nebraska, there's an Omaha group, Lincoln group, and then there's everybody else. I'm part of "everybody else." Oh well, there's always e-mail.

    November is a month where many writers are having to rearrange their schedules. I'm glad you're not giving up on long it's not at the Bates Motel. :-)

    BTW, I told one of my NaNo writing buddies about your blog. She's from Toronto and is interested in e-publishing! Hooray!!

    Have fun!

  2. Thanks Jeffrey! We NaNo-ers have to stick together.

    If anyone wants a buddy for NaNo, write to me. A couple of folks have already, and I'm glad to help in any way I can. :)


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