Thursday, November 20, 2008


That busy time is here again. It's making it harder to work on NaNo (and everything else), but I'm doing it. So far I've NaNo'd in the doctors office, in the waiting room at the girls dance class, in the car pool line while I'm waiting, at the coffee shop, library and late at night after the kids have gone to bed and I need tape to hold my burning, red eyes open. Why do I do it? Because next to the kids doing and saying cute things, it's the best part of my day. :0)

I only have a little over 10,000 words til I hit the 50,000 word count goal, but I want to do more than that, because when december gets here, I need to put the new idea's on the back burner so I can send out my current WIP out in early 2009.

On another note. Here's a shout out to my critique buddy and friend Ian Sands. His new book How to Milk a Dinosaur is now available on Amazon. What happens when a middle school boy meets with an accident in his eccentric uncles lab? Read this funny, light-hearted book and find out! Here's a link to the interactive book site.

15 comments:

Gottawrite Girl said...

Congrats on the feverent nano-ing! And to your published critique buddy. Sounds like you have a great network of writerly friends.

Ian Sands said...

I have a brilliant idea! I have a little over 10,000 words… you need 10,000 words. So, we should swap! I’ll give you my 10,000 words… you give me your 40,000! We both make our NANO goal!!! Yeah, us!!

Also, I have heard that book is excellent. A 3rd grader, who read both of Ian’s books told me this story is, and I quote, “better than Pony Wombat”.

Kelly said...

I write during my daughter's dance class, too!
You are rockin it, Christy!
That book looks cute! Is it anything like how Ben Stiller tries to milk a cat in Meet the Parents? :0)

Rena said...

You're almost there, Christy! Way to go!

PJ Hoover said...

It looks like a darling book! And congrats on the great progress!

C.R. Evers said...

I must admit, I have a pretty good group of buddies! :0)

Ian, some how your word swap idea makes sense and might be on the verge of brilliant. ;0P

LOL, Kelly! I lOOOOOOve that part of the movie. My hubby and I joke about that cat milking line all the time. But the How to Milk a Dinosaur book is actually funnier than that. :0D

Thanks Rena! :0)

PJ, it is a cute book. Thanks!

Christy

adrienne said...

That looks like a fun book.
And wow, you're almost there!

Bish Denham said...

Way to go with NaNo!

How to milk a dinosaur?
Veeeeerrrrrrry carefully.

Brenda said...

Great job with NaNO!!!

I milk cows every Sunday, but I think I would need bigger milkers for a dinosaur...grin...

Rena said...

42K??? OMGosh! That's so great, Christy! Keep up the good work. You're such an inspiration!

Ian Sands said...

Another excellent idea just popped into my brain place.

You should make, How To milk A Dinosaur one of your book give aways!!

What's that?? Oh, don't be silly...No need to thank me!

Kate said...

You're really burning those words up! Congratulations on a brilliant effort.

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks guys! Yes, this is a fun book and Ian, you are brilliant! I think I shall do a book giveaway. It'll be in DEcember! :0)

Christy

Janelle said...

Wait - "Better than Pony Wombat?"

I've read Pony Wombat and I liked it. Boy oh boy amd I glad that I already have my copy of "How to Milk a Dinosaur" coming speedily in the mail. Hooray!

slhastings said...

You can do it! The last words onto the page! (Okay, maybe not, but you're so close...)