26 November, 2010

The Aftermath

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

And now there are leftovers to look forward to--mmmm. Due to there being an awesome sale at the grocery store, we got a 21-pound turkey, even with the knowledge there would only be two people eating it . . . so we've got a whole lot of delicious food. :) (Plus stuffing--I adore that stuff.)


In writing news, I finished another part of my book! (I write the current novel in parts.) NaNoWriMo has paid off in that I've been thrust up to a turning point in my book and advanced it over 70,000 words. Which is excellent.

Although, I've said I wanted to finish my novel by the end of 2010--that's looking a little questionable, since I just got some more ideas during NaNo, (the Case of the Expanding Novel strikes again) and I only managed to write 5 lines out of 36-line plot plan in all those 70,000 words. Which means I'd have to write another 7 parts at my current pace, and really, I don't think I'll be able to write 400,000 words or so in one month, as much as I'd like to be able to. But I will not be deterred! If anything, I want to get halfway through that plot plan in December; I might have to truncate some things, but I have to make this thing stop sometime . . . this isn't a Never-Ending Story.


I was thinking about putting up a Christmas playlist--I've been thinking about putting up some music for a while, and naturally that led to the Christmas music idea. But since not everyone celebrates Christmas, I was wondering: would you mind a playlist? Would you enjoy it? Would you hate it? (I promise there wouldn't be anything horribly screechy or annoying or bothersome. Mostly instrumental.)

Again, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. :)

-----The Golden Eagle


Old Kitty said...

Awwww a christmas music thingy is fine!! Except I won't be able to play them until I return home as I check most of my bloglist during my lunch hour at work at my desk!

GOOD LUCK with your plot plan!!! It's great that you're not deterred!!

Enjoy your left over turkey and stuffing!! Take care

Quinn said...

Ah, leftovers are the best part. I'm missing so much. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Enjoy your leftovers!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the word count. Feels great to get that far. And we love to make shredded turkey tacos with our leftovers.

Mason Canyon said...

Sometimes the leftovers are the best part of a holiday meal. You get to enjoy them more.

Playlist are a nice addition I think. I have mine set so it doesn't come on automatically. That way if someone wants to listen, they can and if they don't no problem either.
Good luck with your writing. Sounds like you have some great new ideas to include.

Thoughts in Progress

Holly Ruggiero said...

Let the days of feasting on leftovers begin – though with a 21 pounder you’ll be eating that bird ‘til Christmas!

Congrats on the word count.

I personally don’t care for music on a site that plays automatically. I prefer the option to turning it on if I want to hear it. I usually have multiple windows and my own music playing in the background.

Len said...

I wonder why leftovers seem tastier and more delish? Maybe it's just me.

Glad to know you're doing well on your novel. Keep it up, Golden Eagle!!!!

About the music - I've noticed some blogs with music automatically on and it slows down one's computer. I don't know if there's a way to avoid that. And if a reader has a choice to switch it on and off, that will be cool, too!

Take care, Golden Eagle! :)

Colene Murphy said...

Congrats on finishing you part!!! Good luck with your 2010 goal. You never know what you'll be able to accomplish!

Carol Kilgore said...

Love those leftovers, too. I agree with the others about the music coming on automatically. It's especially not always good if you're reading blogs at work :)

Congrats on your NaNo progress! My WIP is another of those that seems as if it will never end. What are we gonna do?

DEZMOND said...

hope you're having a lovely Thanksgiving, Eagle.
I like Christmas and all its lists ;)

KarenG said...

A 21 lb turkey for 2 people, that's awesome! We had a 12 lb turkey for 13 people-- needless to say not a lot of leftovers for turkey sandwiches!

Jai Joshi said...

It sounds like you've made real progress during Nano. Over 70,000words! Excellent.

It's good to keep writing goals. They help to motivate. If I didn't keep them I'd never get anything done.


Jules said...

You can freeze that left-over turkey, you know.

Man that is a whole lot of words. Congrats!

As to the play list... unless someone is using an antique PC there is a mute button :) In other words I don't care either way, I'll still be reading.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

brave chickens said...

Awesome job on your writing progress! :D

You know, I've never had turkey. I don't know what it tastes like. :(

As for the music, you can have it on your blog in a way that if you want to listen to it you click for it to play, rather than the music starting automatically.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You don't do anything halfway, do you? You'll enjoy turkey sandwiches and then turkey soup for a long time. And I saw you'd crossed 70000 words! Congratulations. I should hit 50000 tomorrow. Late!

The Golden Eagle said...

Old Kitty: I wasn't planning on setting any possible playlist for AutoPlay--I like having the option of keeping it off, too.

Thank you!

Quinn: Aw, it's too bad you missed them this year! Maybe there'll be leftovers next year? :)

Stephen: It does feel good!

Well, we do have tortillas in the fridge . . . just add a little turkey to 'em!

Mason: Yes, they are good!

Yes, that was what I was thinking . . .


Holly: Or at least December. :D

Thank you!

I do, too; and sometimes I jump in surprise if music starts blaring out of my speakers. I'll look around frantically trying to figure out where the heck it's coming from. LOL.

Len: Food chemistry? :D

I will--definitely!

I didn't think about slowing down the blog . . . but usually if it's not on Auto Play, it loads almost as fast.

Colene: Nope, you never know! And that's one of the best parts. :D

Carol: I always read blogs at home, so I don't run into the problem of being noisy . . . but yes, I'll remember that!

IDK--characters die, usually, but we can't kill all of them off like Hamlet. :P

DEZMOND: Hope yours was good, too, Dezmond! :)

Yeah, me too!

Karen: LOL.

Jai: I'd probably get stuff done, even without a goal; sometimes I actually get more done without them. :P

Jules: Yup! But my mom wants to make soup with some of it . . . so, we're going to be eating some and there'll be nice broth afterwards.

Thank you! :)

Yes, I often use the mute button, too; it's right in front of me on the keyboard.

Brave Chickens: Thanks, Brave Chickens!

You've never had turkey? I guess it's kind of an American thing with Thanksgiving and all . . . it tastes like chicken, only a little more, tangy, maybe . . . hmmm! How to describe turkey!

That's what I was thinking--give the readers the option of playing it or not.

Alex: Well, I try not to . . . I don't like leaving things undone. It bugs me. :P

Yes, we will!

Thanks! And you won't be finishing that late; you'll still get those 50,000 before the 30th!

Caroline said...

21 pound turkey?! Whoa...you'll have enough to last you till next Thanksgiving!:)

Holy cow. How many pages is 400,000 words? That flabbergasts me.XD

The Golden Eagle said...

Just about, yeah. :D

For me? Around 800.

I know, I know. My mom tells me I should turn this into a series--I'm considering that option, since no one's going to want to publish a book that long! LOL.