Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordy Wednesday


I thought about doing a wordless Wednesday post, which is why I took this photo. But then I decided I wanted to write something. But I really don't have anything important to say. Like usual. So it's a wordy Wednesday. 'Cause I just want to mention a few things.

One thing I wanted to say is Happy Diwali. I don't know a lot about the holiday, but I know a lot of people celebrate it, so enjoy!

Another thing I wanted to mention is what Frank pointed out to me before -- I passed 10,000 views! I'm sure that at least 5,000 of them are me, but I'm still excited.

My photo is of the tree in front of my house, an old magnolia. I love that tree. It looks bright and sunny and warm, right? But yesterday, we had flurries. And my mom in Pennsylvania had TONS of snow. EEK! What does that say about global warming???

Finally, I wanted to remind y'all about Nanowrimo starting in November. I don't know if anything I write will be good enough to share, but I'm really looking forward to it. My blog posts may be less frequent, or shorter, while I'm in the middle of it. Or on the other hand, they could be longer and more frequent, if I'm procratinating. But I've done some of the pre-work, thinking about themes and characters. I have no plot. But I read somewhere that you should flesh out your characters, and then see what they decide to do. That's kind of what I'm going with.

I was thinking about writing young adult fiction, because of the trouble I had finding anything for the boys to read this summer. But then I thought about it, and I thought, what do I really know about young adult fiction? So I started thinking about writing it from the viewpoint of the mama, which I do know. And then I started thinking about Catcher in the Rye. I googled it and reviewed the spark notes. That's what I have in mind -- something like that. Aim for the top, right? Apparently Catcher in the Rye is a "Bildungsroman" novel, a novel about coming of age... I have some notes started, but I haven't started writing. Wish me luck!
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1 comment:

Seraphine said...

bildungsroman. i think bild is picture in german and roman means novel... so 'picaresque novel' must the the rough translation of that word/phrase.
and STOP saying you have nothing to write about, and then proceed to write. you're funny!
you'll be a great gypsy fortune teller. i'm sure you'll have some great stories to tell.
congrats on your 10,000 views! thats awesome.