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NaNoWriMo 2016: Days 4-6

309. Thankful for relationships

309. Thankful for relationships

Period brain chewed me up on Friday and spit me back out on Saturday (good to get that over with early in the month, though) so I didn’t write at all on Friday. Instead we went to Target and looked at Christmas stuff (I’m 100% there already this year) and had an India Palace date night. Indian food is the best of everything.

310. Thankful for memories

310. Thankful for memories

Saturday I was feeling a little bit better, still felt like my head was full of cotton, but pretty functional in all ways but the creative. I did a lot of thinking, brainstorming and plotting but I only got 323 words added to my novel. Better that than nothing, though. Always good to at least keep the novel in mind when you’re having an off day during NaNoWriMo. I felt good about the fact that I wasn’t beating myself up about it. I also donated on Saturday, which always gives me a kick in the pants. Plus I discovered YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR USERNAME now! Check it out. I literally hugged my laptop.. We ended the day with a quality Luke Cage binge watch. SO GOOD.

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Need to post the rest of my Halloween photoshoots here so you can have some context on that.

Sunday was much better. I started the day with some quality procrastination. I made a book cover and changed my avatar on the NaNoWriMo site. Eventually I jumped into some sprints and wrote 2,816 words total. I also talked some plans out with Shaun and got lots of new ideas. I’m still about a day behind in terms of word count, but I’m going to try to catch that up today, get on track, get back ahead, finish early per usual. Fingers crossed. Here’s a favorite line from yesterday to end things on:

“I told you. I can make any kind of canned soup, too. Haven’t met a canned soup that I wasn’t equal to.”

8486 / 50000 words. 17% done!

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NaNoWrimo 2016: Day 3

308. Thankful for a favorite place... home

#cy365: Thankful for a favorite place… home.


Yesterday I kept “Just one more thing, and then I’ll write!”ing. I’m caught up on all the internet things I haven’t looked at in months, let me tell you.

Anyway, my main character needs to figure out what she wants to do with her life. I made her cousin a graphic designer and one of her potential love interests is a writer. On that note, I’m not married to there actually being a love interest, but I also thought it would be fun if I went all out soap opera here in a minute. So indecisive! The other potential love interest seems like a hooligan. My book is drifting into Gilmore Girls and Murder She Wrote and away from Twin Peaks. I want it all. Probably Gilmore Girls least of all, though.

Oooh, doesn’t Murder She Wrote/Twin Peaks sound like the most perfect mashup ever? Imagine Jessica Fletcher and Agent Cooper teaming up to solve Laura Palmer’s murder. Of course, JB would have had it sorted in a single episode. /fanfic

I digress, what should my main character do? She’s job hunting. It’s her current crux

Eventually I ran out of other things to look at and I did a few sprints, not enough to get 1667 words, but enough that I still had a teensy lead on the official daily goal. I wrote 1,571 words yesterday.

5347 / 50000 words. 11% done!

After I finished writing, I did this new Yoga with Adriene video and let me tell you it was the Perfect followup to several hours of procrastination and 45 minutes of writing.

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Catching up… with my favorites, anyway…

Obviously I haven’t kept up with this blog over the summer, and this summer has been extra long. It was 86 degrees yesterday, on Halloween! Ridiculous.

So instead of working hours and hours on  4 separate blog posts for every month I’ve failed to share my #cy365 here, I’m going to give you my favorite shots from each month. And then I can get into NaNoWriMo and posting here on the regular without that pesky guilt I was feeling about being behind on everything.

But I’m still kind of behind on everything.

July
185. Character/Self Portrait

201. Filter

202. Blended

208. multiple

August
226. Wabi sabi

232. Curious

239. centered

September
257.

258. Spotlight

October
275.

291. split second

292. Spin

293. Spooky

301. New and Old

You can see all of my #cy365 photos from the past few months on my flickr in this set.

Thanks for being patient with me. I’ve been all over the place lately! :D

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June – #cy365 – weeks 23 – 26

Here we go again! I’m trying to climb back on top of things. PHEW.

Week 23:

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Projects throughout the years: 3rd 365 self portrait set, May 2010-2011

In May of of 2010 I got a new dSLR and I was feeling super inspired. Really, in a lot of ways, with my newly short hair and camera, I was feeling reborn. It was the first time things felt really normal, or even a little exciting, after my dad died.

In December we went back to Disney World, we drove all the way to Florida. It was probably my favorite of our 3 trips there.

In February 2011 we had an amazing blizzard. Super rare in Oklahoma, so we were snowed in for over a week, and it was really fun. I also taught myself how to crochet that week, and it became one of my favorite things to do for the next several years.

Here are some highlights from that set:

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Projects throughout the years: 52 weeks of us, 2009-2010

In October 2009 I started a 52 weeks project of self portraits with my husband. They make me so happy, I’ve started doing this every couple of years or so. Here are my favorites from our first year.

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1/52, October 25, 2009

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f o r t y - t h r e e

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f i f t y - t w o

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Projects throughout the years: A Picture a Day 2009

2009 started out rough. What I remember most about the beginning of the year was how Shaun took care of me. My dad had just died and I felt very helpless and brokenhearted. Shaun spent a lot of the school break packing me and my cameras into the car and driving me to pretty places to distract me with photography, like he had perfectly intuited what I needed at that moment. The whole world felt different. I felt so broken, but also braver. My dad dying was (and still is) the worst thing that had ever happened in my life and I had faced it and my anxiety wasn’t so scary anymore. I spent some time wallowing in the groove on the couch created by my grief-stricken Lord of The Rings marathons, yes, but I came out stronger than ever. I also think my photography became more important, it had more purpose, I wanted to capture every single thing about my life, and preserve it forever.

January 1, 2009

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January 7, 2009

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January 14, 2009

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January 16, 2009

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January 22, 2009

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January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

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August 1, 2009

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December 31, 2009

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