Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hey November!

 Things that are awesome today:

Well, it's November, and November rocks.  The name is great, it has fabulous colors, and it includes Thanksgiving (and if you're really eager, November can even involve Christmas music/movies-- which are awesome in their own right, but that is for another post entirely.)

My dearest darlingest roommate-est, Shay, and I have been gleefully awaiting this day for some time.  Perhaps since last February.  Why, you ask?  I'll tell ya:

1. Today is the first official day of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  And, of course, we are both participating.  (Heyyyooo!)  Indeed, we have plans to camp out in some fabulous coffee/bakery/bookstore like place this evening and set about writing our first 1,000-2,000 words.  We are so determined to reach that 50,000 word challenge, that nothing will get in our way!  So, stay tuned for that adventure....

2. Shay and I also swore that we would not turn on the heat in The Cottage until the first of November.  The day is here.  And I am SO glad.  (Last night I slept in a pair of spandex, flannel pajama pants, a sweatshirt, and a giant wool scarf.)  Although, we have now officially learned how to work the wood-burning stove.  (Last night we made s'mores.  Excellent does not begin to describe the experience of making s'mores inside your house on a cold almost-winter-night.)

3. Florence & the Machine came out with a new album today.  Bam.

So, I shall be keeping you updated on the my now heated (literally), wonderfully sound-tracked (hopefully) adventures this month as I plow through the 50,000 word challenge.  It's happening.

PS.  In case you're wondering (I did)  50,000 words is about the size of The Great Gatsby...

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