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Location: Huntington Beach CA

PeaNut Number: 324102

I graduated in college in 2002 with a Liberal Arts degree, now I do math! How does that happen?
I'm very involved in our local Bookcrossing group, the Rubber City Book Posse and I love to read, write and express myself in every way possible.
I just started physically scrapping in June 2008, and it's really cool so far. However, I'd done mixed media art projects, rubber stamping and card making for a few years, thanks to
I used to be a web designer, sports girl, newspaper assistant, bookseller, etc.
I take Wilton Cake Decorating Classes, have partial ownership of a black lab and have even less control of two cats, Max and Peeves. When I grow up, if I absolutely have to, I want to be a writer and live in Disneyland.

Three of my favorite pop culture things, in any order:
-Nightmare Before Christmas
-Batman (anything!)
-Marilyn Monroe

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Every year, I participate in something called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where you challenge yourself to write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November.

When I started in 03, I finished at the wire. The next two years were rough, and I scrapped the ideas. The last two years, I've been able to complete the novels, usually within the first two and a half to three weeks.

Not so much with this novel. It's a continuation of last years because the one I was planning on writing was absolutely hideous. There have been setbacks within the group, within myself. I wasn't going to do NaNo this year because I just wasn't feeling it, but some good friends asked me to do it so they would do it and it happened.

Of course, I'm doing it now, and I haven't written in a few days. I've just been not feeling it. I went out for my friend's birthday party Friday (which I needed), but then I got the news a favorite Aunt passed away and I spent a lot of time in shock on Saturday. Going to calling hours this week, and I've been having scrap ideas, so I will have to try them.

It feels really good to be around people, but at the same time I still felt sad, until I wrote a character that was a lot like my Aunt, in name and character--it made me feel a bit better. Still in shock, but NaNo almost feels like I have a reason to finish this year.

12,622 words down...37,378 to go.

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Justlulu said...

Good for you!! I have been thinking of doing this every year... but then life gets in the way. sigh.

11/10/2008 5:38:17 PM

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