Monday, 26 November 2012

A temporary truce...

... between Charlie and  Gumtree! And yes those are bits of their fur on the carpet as this was taken after a most vigorous knockabout-play-fight-play that they both won of course! :-)


Bloggie friends!!!

This writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days is bizarre but it's taught me two things:

1) I'm literally and metaphorically writing rubbish just to get to the word count! LOL!
2) I miss blogging! I miss you all!!!

See you at the finishing line!
p.s. Gum-Gum goes for his "little operation" this Thursday so please wish him luck!
:-)

75 comments:

Ginger Jasper said...

Good luck little friend. we miss you too and hope its all going well.. Hugs GJ x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Somebody's short a little fur!
You're so close to the end of NaNo. And we have missed you so much.
Will be praying for Gumtree on Thursday. It will be all right.

Julia Hones said...

We miss you and Charlie too. Your post is funny. Enjoy those two kittens!

Mark said...

Gumtree should be fine for his operation. It's just a simple snip and doesn't take long. Charlie looks like he's just waiting for Gumtree to make a mistake so he can pounce on him.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

That oughta slow down the Gummer... Hey! Good on you for doing so well with Nano! It's a LOT of hard work, eh?

Jasper Jazzbones said...

good luck gum-gum!

And good luck with your writing too!

The Chair Speaks said...

A 60 sec or hours break? We think it's better to make up and headbonk! Purrs!

Pasha said...

Watch out Charlie, The little rascal will be bigger than you soon!

It's good to have you guys back! we missed you!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

heh heh. They both won.

As IF.

Helena said...

Good luck Gum-Gum!

And more power to you for being so close to the finish line and having the discipline to take on such a tough challenge. And I'm willing to bet that you're writing more than rubbish, maybe even some passages that are very good indeed. Now onward to victory!

Patsy said...

Good luck, Gumtree!

And to you, Kitty for your NaNo project.

fairyhedgehog said...

Aw, sweet kitties!

How's your word count doing? I'm finding I'm writing stuff I'd never have thought of without the word count pressure. I've had fun and I've also given up at least once but I'm still hanging in there.

See you at the finishing line!

Teresa Ashby said...

Ooh good luck Gumtree for Thursday!

Writing rubbish is better than writing nothing - at least you can knock rubbish into shape - although I bet it's a lot better than you think it is :-) x

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - well done on persevering with NaNo .. and good luck Gumtree - one snip, one bad night and you'll be fine 'me boy'!!

Cheers Hilary

Hilary said...

Good luck! you can do it... and if you can't no reason you cant spread it out until Dec...

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs for Gumtree's snipping and that maybe, just maybe, it will calm him down somewhat. (Not the case for Nicki, he came neutered and bratty--lol.)

Good luck finishing up the novel. I think you deserve a HUGE pat on the back for even doing it!

Tamago said...

Sounds like Charlie and Gumtree are having fun with fur flying! Nano thing seems tough but hope you are enjoying!
We wish good luck to Gumtree for his operation. Hoping it will go smoothly and he will recover soon!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you hit your word target and do well Jenn - you deserve it. May be when the little one has had his vet visit (ouchie) it will help settle things between Charlie and him - Charlie might be jealous as he's the only one with something missing!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Betsy Brock said...

Best of luck on Thursday...you know we've been there before...times 10. haha. Hope all goes well. Charlie will be there to aide in the recuperation. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

LOL! I think that is the point of NaNo: to write rubbish and just get the word count in.

Lydia Kang said...

Aw! Keep at it though. You'll be at your goal in no time!

Purrfect Haven said...

good luck and take care. thanks for visiting us despite your writing commitment! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Cat said...

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I've nominated mew for an award, please come by my blog to pick it up!

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Bestest Meows and Purrs

Basil (aka Basil the Bionic Cat)

Cat said...

Hey there Pawesomeness!

I've nominated mew for an award, please come by my blog to pick it up!

http://bionicbasil.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/my-latest-blog-award-bring-on-nip.html

Bestest Meows and Purrs

Basil (aka Basil the Bionic Cat)

Cat said...

Hey there Pawesomeness!

I've nominated mew for an award, please come by my blog to pick it up!

http://bionicbasil.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/my-latest-blog-award-bring-on-nip.html

Bestest Meows and Purrs

Basil (aka Basil the Bionic Cat)

Carol Kilgore said...

Of course they both won. That's Cat Rule #3.a.ii.

Good luck to Gum-Gum :)

LTM said...

LOL! Aww, poor Gum Gum... *giggle* Well, maybe that'll cut down on all the tussling.

Hey! GREAT work with Nano! You're doing it, and it can always be revised~ :o) <3

Manzanita said...

Well, changes do come in bunches. I'm back (I think) and I had to go back in your posts to find out you adopted another cat. AND that you are writing a novel in a month. Yipes. My change is that I now have a cat too (and of course still have Cody). I was living at the ranch all summer and I got 2 old shelter cats for the barn. My kids were having a screaming meme (whatever that is) and wouldn't let me live there alone in the winter. So I moved to town for the winter. Cody and the big healthy cat fought like cats and dogs Ha.... so I took the fat cat back. He's very adoptable. I kept the sickly old toothless bag-of-bones cat who wouldn't even come near me. I studied cat nutrition, bought a bazillion supplements and a meat grinder and raw chicken and animal organs. Now, after a couple months of good food, this is the sweetest, most beautiful and affectionate little cat. She and Cody tolerate each other.
Didn't mean to write an epistle but I got carried away. Good luck with your novel and new little Gum Gum and Charlie.
Love from Manzi

Marilia said...

=)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope the truce between Charlie and Gumtree last a while :)
I love your blog.

Rene said...

We miss you too! I love seeing photos of the two together. :-)

William Kendall said...

Operation as in "snip snip, quality of life as a free ranging kitty will never be the same again" operation? Poor Gum-Gum!

KarenMcG said...

Awww, they look so sweet. You expect us to believe those bits of fur are the results of a knockabout? Hogwash!

Having three (and at one time) six of our own, I completely understand the sometimes disagreements.

Good luck, Gumtree.

And, Jennifer, way to go with 50,000!

ABBY said...

Keeping Gumtree in our purrs.
And we are glad about the truce
also good luck with the word count.
Teehee

Theresa Milstein said...

Miss you too!

I'd only be able to write rubbish if I wrote 50k in 30 days, but it's malleable rubbish, right? And I bet it's not so rubbish-y.

The end is in sight. GoGoGo!

Brian said...

A truce is good and we are sending Gum-Gum lots of purrs.

Words A Day said...

it will be worth it! keep going! And well done already:)

D..J. Kirkby said...

Good luck Gum-Gum! Oh, and good luck to you too as you pound your way to the NaNo finish line!

Jemi Fraser said...

I send my thoughts to little Gumtree! :)

NaNo is very consuming - I've done it a few times now so I'm mostly able to write stuff I'll want to keep ... mostly :)

Cole Cat said...

Ain't nothing wrong with everyone winning, is there? Good luck toward your writing finish line! Purrs....from the crew at Colehauscats.com

m.q said...

goodluck GumGum. and we miss u a lot Sir Charlie!!!


purss...

Eileen said...

Good luck to both Gumtree and you too! I love the way, Gumtree's ears are back as if he's listening carefully, in case Charlie comes sneaking up!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

NaNo is like being in high school all over again. I used to use A LOT of filler words just to meet the 2000 word requirement for term papers. :D

Katz Tales said...

LOL, nice ot see the kitties having fun. I gave up on NaNo because I've written one novelette since the first of the month and am now half way through writing two others. Should be done in 10 days time. Where can we see your work? I'll tell you when mine's up on Amazon.

Clarissa Draper said...

We miss you too! And I'm glad the cats are able to share the same house.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I think that's the idea-- just write rubbish to get to the word count! Good luck, I admire anyone who does this challenge!

meowmeowmans said...

Truces are great! Hopefully this one runs LONG. :)

Good luck to Gumtree!

Marg said...

We miss you too but good for you to do all that writing. Wish I had that discipline to do that.
Sending tons of purrs to that Gumtree for his little operation. Charlie, are you having trouble keeping that brat in line?? Just let us know and we will be right over. Take care and good luck to the Mum too.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We'll be thinking of little Gum-Gum this Thursday!

Ellie Garratt said...

Congratulations on your short story publication - I've only just noticed it on your sidebar!

Boys will be boys, and fur will fly. LOL. I hope Gumtree's operation goes well.

As for NaNoWriMo, I'm also missing the blogging world. Why can't there be more hours in the day?

Susan Fields said...

Good luck to Gum-Gum with his operation and to you with NaNo - hang in there!

Simon Kewin said...

Keep going! You're nearly there!

Maria McKenzie said...

You're coming into the closing stretch--YAY! Poor Gum-Gum; hope all goes well and he's back to his old self in no time;).

Ann Best said...

It's SO SO lovely to see YOU again also, dear friend. Jen waves and waves back to you and Charlie. As for NaNoWriMo -- it's not my thing for getting something written. You are an excellent writer, as I know from reading some of your stories, but you are also a MOST wonderful blogger, a very bright light in Bloggerland. I hope that light never dims. I hold all good wishes for you ((( ))) ((( )))

Romance Book Haven said...

All the best with your Nano'ing!

I have information on a new publisher today, come on over and ask submission questions.

Nas

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My daughter has three cats and although thye've grown up together they still fight occasionally! I think they enjoy the rumble ...lol

Good luck with your novel! Writing is good exercise no matter what the outcome.

My cat Bo hasn't been feeling well lately I have a feeling he is developing diabetes as he is suddenly drinking and urinating a lot. He has a vet appointment coming up so we will find out soon. Please send good kitty thoughts his way! He is 15 + years old and I hope he'll live many more years. Thanks!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

PS: Yes the Teddy bear was named for Teddy Roosevelt. Read about that here:

http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Teddy_Bear.htm

Keisha said...

It was a dark and stormy night, so the kitteh took a nap.

Teh end. :)

Pk Hrezo said...

LOL. That is so true. It really is about word count, and chances are it'll be all revised anyway. But at least the bare bones are down.
We miss you, but good for you in being so productive! :D

Good luck to Gumtree!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending extra purrs for Gumtree to take to the v-e-t place when he goes tomorrow. Here's hoping Charlie won't hiss at him when he gets home because he smells of "That Place"!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending extra purrs for Gumtree to take to the v-e-t place when he goes tomorrow. Here's hoping Charlie won't hiss at him when he gets home because he smells of "That Place"!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Talli Roland said...

Wow, they look very determined...

Happy writing! I always write rubbish on the first draft, regardless of how much time I have!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

A truce is a good thing, but it looks like Charlie is keeping an eye on Gumtree. One never knows who will break the truce first.
Good luck to Gumtree! Operations are not much fun, even if they are "little."

mshatch said...

Well I am glad they both think they won. No egos shattered or bruised. I do wish my new black cat was as accommodating. Or that the other cats would tell him to take a hike!

Karen Jo said...

Good luck to Gum-Gum on Thursday. Maybe it will calm him down a little after a while. Congratulations on keeping up your word count. Only a few more days to go, then you can look it over and lick it into shape.

Medeia Sharif said...

It's almost over. You can do it. :)

klahanie said...

Yay for the truce! Keep writing rubbish although I 'refuse', get it, refuse to believe you actually write rubbish.

What's this? You haven't been blogging much? :)

Take care, eh
x

Father Tom said...

Good luck to you on your novel. Some of the best thoughts come in stream of consciousness mode :) 50K words in 30 days is a bit taxing, though!

Good luck to Gumtree. Paws crossed!

Tom & the kitties

Keisha said...

O hai! U are cute. :)

Hart Johnson said...

Just hours from the end, my friend... ALMOST THERE!

Stephen Tremp said...

Best wishes to Gum Gum! And just keep writing. You can clean it up later.

April McLeod said...

I admire your ability to stick with your writing goals! Don't be discouraged! You can do it!
How funny that you said that both cats won in the fight! However, did both think that that other won the fight? Hmmmm....

Katie Isabella said...

Good luck darling Guntree and I miss you all very much. Thank you so much for coming to see me today. I know you are busy and I love that you thought of me. xox

Cheri said...

Keep on going!!! we have tussles all the time and fur is everywhere.

Thanks for visiting us this week - Mom has her hands full caring for Joey and has not blogged much.

Katz Tales said...

I did it. Chocolate: An Erotic Romance In Siberia is now out on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFIDMJI

No cats! This oversight will be corrected in the next book, set in Wales :-)