This is my last entry for the 50ks blog for a little while. Soon I’ll be on holidays for about 10 days. Wahooooooooo! As if you didn’t know that!
By the way, did I tell you I’m going on holidays?! Lol. Just checking…
So while you’re all slogging away at your keyboards, building those stories and mistreating your characters (i.e. making them fall in and out of love and giving them all sorts of conflict to deal with), I’ll be sucking up the rays on the beach.
Picture poor little ol’ me: the breeze gently flowing through my shiny locks, the beautiful blue water in my line of sight, a delicious cocktail in my hand, my sun kissed skin glimmering/shimmering/glistening (as it does) in the sunlight…
Yeah right. Ding, ding, ding - reality check! It’ll be more like my children climbing all over my husband and I, lugging around heavy suitcases or a backpack full of suntan cream, hats, food, towels, baby wipes, nappies, etc., and visiting them park after theme park where it’s compulsory to pose and smile stupidly at a camera alongside people dressed in uncomfortable character costumes.
Sounds like a great holiday, don’t you think?!
I am SOOOO excited. No washing to do for over a week. Ick! Forgot about the washing I’ll have to do on my return… Err, lots of fun and relaxation. Spending my time denying I have any cares in the world, or commitments like NaNoWriMo. Huh? What’s NaNoWriMo? Sounds like some sort of exotic, flesh eating disease.
You know, I’m just thinking my poor little fingers will have forgotten how to type words on a keyboard by the end of my holiday. Boo hoo! (I can just see the virtual daggers shooting through cyberspace, tearing me to shreds!).
All kidding aside, I’ve made a lot of progress with prep for my NaNo story, and have a good idea of where it is going. I think I will get close to the 50,000 word mark (Ha, ha, ha. I’m certifiable). I’m hoping a revitalised brain and body means I can work like Speedy Gonzales, and play catchup quicksmart when I get back.
Although I’ve been banned by my hunky hubby from writing whilst away, I’m not banned from READING. I have a stack of books in my TBR pile, and plan on taking a few with me. We have a really jam packed itinerary, so I doubt much reading will get done, but it will be good if I can squeeze some reading in.
If I can get internet access, I’ll try and send you all a ‘cooee’ to see if you’re all motivated and on track. I’ll be so excited to see how you’re all going when I get back. I have high expectations – you’ll all be on fire and brimming with confidence (as opposed to setting your manuscripts on fire and brimming with tears!).
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! I’ll be thinking of you! Please continue to email me or Facebook me (that doesn’t sound too good!) whilst I’m gone as I may get a chance to log on and respond to you. I'm sorry if this is a very 'me, me, me' post today, but my brain isn't functioning too well at the moment!
Now, off I go to start packing! :-)