Friday, November 23, 2012

A Very Spinster Thanksgiving

Greetings, Fearless Readers. I am reporting to you from Day 2 of the 4 Day Weekend of Madness, also known as Spinster Thanksgiving. I wonder if I can trademark that? I did not go up North to see my family, as the family decided not to have Thanksgiving, and instead I'm spending it at home, writing my metaphorical ass off. My actual ass isn't going anywhere without a lot of aerobics. The reason for the non-family Thanksgiving is that my dad had to have some minor eye surgery and really would not have been able to do anything or go anywhere. The surgery went well. We had a long conversation on Thursday, so that was good.

Yesterday didn't go as well as it could have. I spent my first writing session of the two I had planned reading over my stuff instead of actually writing. This is a bad habit, and one I used to indulge in. A lot. Along with staring at an unfixed point and thinking. About stuff that has nothing to do with anything. So I only got half the words written during that two hours that I could have.

Bad writer.

The second session I got my 3k, and this morning I got my I've somewhat redeemed myself. Of course, I can never get back those unwritten words, can I? Something to think about.

Just another word before I go: listening to AC/DC might make you feel like Iron Man, but it does not actually make you Iron Man. It is also not a good background choice when writing a Victorian gothic romance. But sweet, milky tea is a fabulous resource when your musical choice is working against you. Words from the experienced, people. I give this stuff away for free.

You're welcome.


  1. Great wordage there, Bettielee. Maybe it's good to stay off the roads this weekend - and enjoy a nice cup of tea. :D

  2. Heh. You took 4 days to write and I took 4 days off. But that's the beauty of the long weekend - doing what we want to do with it!

    What do you mean listening to AC/DC won't actually make me Iron Man? Damn it! D:

    Well, at least it makes me the best damn woman anyone's ever seen... Or, at least, that Brian Johnson has ever seen.

  3. Gail - you are so right! And thanks for coming by the blog! :)

    Wendy: No, it does not make you Iron Man, but I still really like you. hahaha!!! ;) thanks for comin' by! And congrats on your 4 days off!