26 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday, November 9, 2019

  1. Lol. I ain’t writing no novel.

    I have a lot of reading to do if I want to resume my studies I’d put on hiatus. I also need to read up on inclusive mathematics strategies for K to 3 because the girl wants to ensure 100% pass rate next year.

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  2. I’m not writing a novel either!

    I’ve got crochet projects to work on, books to read and the DVR to empty out. My month (of recovery) is booked.

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  3. I’m not writing a novel, but I feel bad about the mostly done one I started once. I still miss the characters sometimes, which must mean they’re not done with me. But right now I can’t seem to get anything but poems written–and the work that pays. And Morning Pages.

    For all you crafters–last night I leafed through a fun book, Tiny Hats on Cats, by Adam Ellis, who has great paper-cutting skills and patience. I would never do this fussy work, nor would my cats so placidly pose with them–but it’s cute, if you need some cute.

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  4. I did NaNo from 2001 to 2017. I finally admitted I was utterly burned out (and never came out with anything good that was worth continuing to work on and try to “save”) and quit last year. I hate to say it, but it feels so good to quit. I’m freeeeeeeeeee!

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  5. I had a choice of claiming a novella-into-novel expansion which was functionally finished in October, or writing something new. Did some plotting on a new thing in August. Started writing it October 21. Crossed 50K words last night so I guess that is what I’ll be claiming. It isn’t finished but it’s officially long enough to qualify, and will definitely be finished by the end of the month. 🙂 It’s another M/M romance and I have done TERRIBLE things to my heroes.

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  6. Perfect Saturday post.

    It’s chore day here, so most of my writing today is going on in my head while I vacuum. But I’m still counting it. Like Frankie in the Grace & Frankie show where she writes her “diary” in the air like it’s being written on some cosmic scroll. Only bits of my writing will actually make it to the page later:)

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  7. Writing? The most writing I do these days is posting here. In honor of not writing, we drove up the Columbia Gorge to Hood River to pick up wine from our wine club memberships. The fall color was spectacular with golden cottonwoods along the shorelines and the columnar basalt cliffs along the river lined with dark green evergreens and the vine maple still showing some oranges and reds. There were so many cars parked around Multomah Falls (700 foot drop, really nice), that the exit ramps on the freeway to the parking lot were closed. And the river was still and silver. And the traffic was light. We ate at a great place. And stopped at Cascade Locks on the way home and bought smoked salmon from the Yakimas who set up fish sales from the back of pick-ups in the parking lot under the access to the Bridge of the Gods. So tonight we have smoked salmon in cream sauce on linguini and homegrown tomato salad with chèvre, chopped green onions, green olives and my homemade tarragon vinegar.

    What a lot of writing. I am exhausted. I must stop and drink a glass of wine.

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  8. No writing. But we got a second dog today. The first dog is not as happy about it. She seems to be suffering from only dog syndrome. Otherwise much happiness.

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  9. The only novel my research at the moment will actually support is an angst-ridden tale of a heroine who is hopelessly searching the Internet over for suitable side dishes for Thanksgiving for guests who are observant Jews with dairy intolerance. I suppose the hero could be a traveling dairy farmer . . . .

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    1. I have a recipe for a garlic-soy sauce that you toss with green beans or broccoli that has been well-received with teens and adults. I have not served it to children so do not know if it qualifies as child friendly. Let me know if you want it and I will did it out.

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      1. That sounds terrific! I tried an oddball green bean casserole last year, but it wasn’t up to my standards. If anyone wants the spinach/sour cream recipe, I’ll gladly share!

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  10. I’d forgotten about nanowrimo. But just this afternoon I was thinking wistful thoughts about maybe wanting to have another go at writing a novel and actually finish it this time. I’ve had an idea knocking at the back of brain for quite some time. Hmmmmm.

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  11. Hah. I’ve written enough this year. I’m taking November off. And December too – I never can get any writing done in December.

    The pressure of NaNo always has the opposite effect on me anyway. I don’t know why I can write with a client breathing down my neck, but not when everyone else is doing it too. My brain is perverse.

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  12. OMG!! Was totally NaNoWriMo procrastinating when I surfed here. Out of the blue, I thought, wonder what Jennifer Crusie is up to??? LMAO

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