Monday, October 31, 2011

So I've Been Thinking...

1. I've  wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo since I started writing, but I've always been in the middle of a WiP when November rolls around. And wouldn't you know it, same thing has happened this year. So since I have no desire to put this WiP aside to start another one, I'm doing a modified version, kind of like NaNoFinMo (ya know, to finish a novel). My goal is to finish the draft by the end of the month. Easier said than done. Currently I'm at 42,000 words in my WiP and I haven't even reached the midpoint. Yep, this is gonna be a long one. *sigh*

2. I watched the movie Donnie Darko last night, and I can't stop thinking about it. It was released in 2001, but for some reason I'd never heard of it until recently. Anyway, it was REALLY weird, especially the "rabbit" named Frank. I liked it even though I spent most of the movie trying to figure out what was going on, and as a bonus, it made me boohoo at the end. Here's a clip of the trailer so you can glimpse the freaky awesomeness that is this movie;) 

3. And it's Halloween! I have a love/hate relationship with this holiday. I love/hate the fact that we're about to get an obscene amount of candy. I love watching my kids dress up in cute costumes, but I hate dragging them around the neighborhood for Trick or Treating. Then there's the sugar high that everyone will be on for the next few days. Yay. #sarcasm

So...anything you want to share? Are you participating in NaNo? Have you watched any good movies lately, especially ones that make you cry? And are you looking forward to ALL THE CANDY?!?!


  1. I will probably do a modified version of Nano, too.

    I never heard of that movie before, but I'll have to check it out.

    Have a good week. :)

  2. I actually am just about to begin a book, but I don't think I can handle the NaNo pressure this year with three little kids... So I'm setting my own crazy goal of finishing the draft by Christmas.
    Good luck with your finishing up!

  3. I just finished revisions today, so I'm excited about trying a half nano.

    I've never seen Donnie Darko, but I've heard it's a little strange.

  4. I like your idea of using NaNoWriMO to finish current WIP.... I am only about 20,000.. but if I get my butt in gear then I'll have 70,000.. that would be close to finish... yeah.. great idea

  5. I am also using nano as a way to do my revise and resubmit--it won't be quite the thrill of starting a new novel from scratch, but I think all those hard working nano ers will keep my butt inspired and on track!

  6. I'm kind of like you, there's no way I can finish a novel in November but I use NaNo to inspire me to get a lot written. Ugh, and Halloween is the same for me, love/hate. I eat enough candy corn to rot my teeth. ;)

  7. Oh good luck in NaNo!! I'm in it too, so I'll be cheering you on!! Nice to meet you by the way!

  8. love donnie darko... such a dark, brooding, unique mind bender.