Friday, November 06, 2009

Happy NaNo!

I know, I know. I'm a little late. NaNoWriMo officially began on November 1. I signed up, but my WIP is my first manuscript that I wrote during NaNo in 2007 and needs a complete rewrite. I have a chapter and a half revised and will use suggestions I received back from judges in the FAB contest to tweak a few issues before I move on. I found out that I came within 3 points of being a finalist. I had thought seriously that it was time to put this ms away for good...methinks it just earned itself another chance. Anyone else participating? What are you working on?

You guys would be proud of me...I've been able to get up and around the last two days and got out of the house. Hubby took me to dinner last night and I was actually brave enough to go grocery shopping with Mom at Walmart. Thank you so much for your encouragement, love, and support. I'm still hurting but can at least get out of bed and my recliner by myself. I absolutely HATE feeling so independent. I gave in last Thursday and went to the hospital. They gave me something to help ease my symptoms until my appointment on the 20th with the specialist. I've been a good girl and increased my daily water intake and decreased the amount of crap I usually inhale. As soon as the pain in my hips and back ease up, I'll slowly start exercising to a yoga DVD I have. We've decided to sell the building so the hot tub is on hold until we move. I checked with a gym I used to go to and they have water aerobics I can try.

Well...little man did better with his new glasses than we thought he would. The frames lasted a whole month before he found a way to break them. LOL. I talked with the doc office today and they may be under warranty. *sigh* It didn't come as a surprise but it's amazing how well behaved he has become with the loss of television and video games. So much so that we've decided this is a great time to set a higher limit. I take full credit for allowing him to pretty much have no limits. As long as he got his homeschool work finished, he was allowed to watch or play unlimited. Bad Mommy. He hasn't argued or given me a hard time the last two days so it has given me the incentive to set higher limits. We had fun today and started preparing our materials for planned Thanksgiving crafts. Hopefully we'll get dinner and shower over early tonight and keep the newly scheduled bedtime. If I can be strong and committed...I should have plenty of writing time tonight. Yay me.

Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!!


Susan R. Mills said...

Enjoy your writing tonight. I'll be doing the same thing.

Diane said...

Glad you're feeling a little better. Hope the rewrites come out perfect and the MS is reborn into a published work! :O)

Tamika: said...

Look at you!

Glad to hear you are feeling better Chelle.

I'm getting ready to get to work myself. Little down. Check. Husband down. Check.

Happy writing!

Chicki said...

I knew you were a tough cookie! I am happy you've decided to fight this illness and live your life. Also happy you've decided to become an "old school" mom, and give the kiddo some rules. They need it.

You go, girl!

PatriciaW said...

Glad to hear you're up and around. Go for it--rewrite that ms, and let's see what happens!

Give little man a little slack. Glasses are hard on kids. I know. I did everything possible to mine--not on purpose but just out of childish carelessness, including leaving them in a pocket that went through the washer and the dryer. I can't tell you how many pairs I had between the ages of 8 and 15.

Terri Tiffany said...

Glad you are moving around and doing better. ANd yay to doing the writing! You were so close?? Wow! Next time you will win!

Chelle Sandell said...

Susan ~ I enjoyed the quiet! Didn't get much done though. What about you?

Diane ~ Thanks, sweetie! I could use that about right now! ;)

Tamika ~ LOL. Thanks. I'm getting there...slowly but surely.

Chicki ~ Hugs! I'm trying. I've never been much of a whiny-baby but this crap hurts. I can't hardly wait to start therapy. And Mr. Cayden has gotten a little attitude lately so it's time to show him who the boss is. Not him. ;)

Patricia ~ I'm surprised he hasn't damaged them before now to be honest. The eye doc is checking to see if the frames are under warranty.

Terri ~ Thanks, honey! I was disappointed I didn't final but happy I came so close. I was ready to put this one away again for good.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I have a gift for you on my blog, Chelle. Love ya! :)

Dawn Simon said...

How exciting that the ms almost made you a finalist. I'd pull it back out too! Good luck with it!

I'm glad you're up and around.

C. D. Yates/Cynthia Brayden-Thomas said...

Limits are a good thing. We all need boundaries. Imagine how much writing you'd get done if you didn't set limits for yourself!

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. I wish I lived close by so I could help. :(

BTW, you've got my vote for prettiest, most festive blog. :)

Chelle Sandell said...

Awww! Thanks, Jen! Love you!

Dawn ~ Thank you! I'm trying to work on this one for NaNo.

Cyn ~ I wish you were closer just so we could visit more! Thanks!!