Well, I have got A LOT to celebrate this week!
Halloween was a banner day for me Not only because it was my favorite holiday and I got to celebrate with my favorite activites, and not only because I was chosen as one of the winners for the Spooktoberfest flash fiction contest (Jackie from Bouquet of Books wrote me an awesome congratulatory e-mail praising my story and telling me about all the fantastic goodies she'll be sending me in the mail- yippee!!) but also because I won the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! How absurdly lucky am I?
Lara Lacomb is going to be sending me a signed copy of her newly released book, Deadly Contact! I got to read a little excerpt from this story which she posted on her blog a while back and I absolutely LOVED it! I am so excited at the prospect of receiving my very own signed copy in the mail, I can't even tell you!
It's NaNoWriMo! So, I was talking to my parents last night and they asked how I was doing and, of course, I started complaining about my novel and how incredibly, excrutiatingly difficult it has been to write. I am just a tad (read: way) insane and it's not even week two! My scenes (if you can call them that) are boring, uneventful and downright annoying. My plot is nowhere to be found. I can spend hours trying to get one single, solitary paragraph out and I feel like banging my head against my computer. "It's pretty damned torturous", I told them.
But then they asked what it was about. And boy, if you ever want a person to talk forever, just ask them about their novel! I went on and on about my main character, what happens to her, who's after her, what's gonna happen in the end, how I'm already thinking of book two and so on, and so on, and so on. And my mom said "Wow- you really love this don't you?"
And I realized- she's right. Yes, it is nothing short of maddening and yes it can be insanely difficult and horrfically excrutiating and yes I could talk your ears off about what a mess it is and how much I'd really like to just burn the damned thing. But at the same time, it's the most fun I've ever had while writing. Seriously. And thank god my parents reminded me of that.
Thanks for stopping by to celebrate with me! Now hop along, and celebrate some more!