Monday, 12 November 2012

Peace and a Nano confession!

Bloggie friends!!

Peace at last? 

Charlie says: Nah, I still rule!
Gumtree says: I like my fluffy toy, Charlie!

And now my confession!
I am actually doing my first NaNo (National Novel Writing Month)! Ahem. 

But I deliberately didn't join any forums etc because I want to do this by myself and see if I can. Here is my progress (apologies to the organisers if I wasn't meant to show this! ) 


As you can see - I have a long long way to go. So forgive me if I disappear for a bit in November while I try and catch up with my word count! Wish me luck! 

p.s. Skyfall was BRILLIANT! Daniel Craig can totally have me! Ahem. Off I go now to have a cold shower. :-)

98 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, you are still doing well! A couple big bursts and you'll still make it. Go, go, go!!!
And tell Gumtree that Charlie is NOT a toy.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

You're a mighty fine big brother, Charlie. Keep that little one in line or he'll end up like Hammy!

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo! :)

(And I think it's fine to post your stats; they're part of everyone's public profile, anyway.)

Julia Hones said...

Congratulations, Old Kitty! Enjoy the writing adventure!

mshatch said...

Glad you enjoyed Skyfall and so glad your kitties are at peace - for the moment!

Good luck with nano :)

Mark said...

Well you're doing okay with it, you just need to pick up the pace a little more. I have a few photos of my cats being utterly adorable together and it makes me wonder what happened to that when they start fighting again.

Brian said...

I love that picture!!! Good luck on the writing fur sure!

Soggibottom said...

The only way I will ever get to see the film is here. But that's okay...
Frankie de tabby send his love :-)
You keep writing and we will love the end result...
Frank.. get off of the keyboard !
Charlie you are a little star as always.. looks like your new found friend is there to stay :-) As if we never ever thought differently :-)
xxx get off of the blinking mouse Frank !

Stephen Tremp said...

Go Kitty go! The last couple Nanos I did I wrote 25,000 words and was very happy. And those two cats will be chums before you know it.

~*Connie*~ said...

How ambitious! Good luck with meeting your goals

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats Kitty. That's awesome that you're doing NaNo and you're producing. You don't have that many words per day to reach your goal. Enjoy your time in your cave writing.

michico*Adan said...

Isn't it the bed is the best thing to let everyone calm down? At least in my house it IS.
Happy Weekend to you.

Christine Rains said...

That's awesome you're doing your first NaNo! This is my ninth year. I love it. Good luck and keep writing! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

You WRITE, gurl!

Prancer Pie said...

Good luck! Our Mommy LUVS James Bond movies and can't wait to see this. Happy Monday!

Oui Oui said...

Absolutely! Go, write and let the Muses be with you! Good luck and let us know how it goes when you can.

MorningAJ said...

Oh good luck with Nano. I've done it for the last three years so I'm giving myself a year off. It's great fun - but hard work.

I look forward to reading your finished novel!

Teresa Ashby said...

Aw, Charlie and Gumtree look so cosy together :-)

Good luck with NaNo x

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - delighted your two four legged beloveds are getting on so well (usually) .. good luck with Nano - go for it .. and enjoy.

Delighted Skyfall was fun - I have to get to see it soon .. cheers Hilary

Fuzzy Tales said...

Fingers crossed for peaceful co-existence, and lol at the Daniel Craig comment. :-D

Good luck with the NaNo!

the writing pad said...

Aaaah ... They look so cute! Glad peace has been restored to the happy home. Well done on doing Nanowrimo - good luck with your word count. Speaking from my present experience I am beginning to think Nanowriyear will not be enough for me ... Take care - have fun :-)

stacy said...

Loved SKYFALL too. Hope Charlie and Gumtree are getting along okay!

orbit said...

More power to you with nano! Dad hopes to tackle that some day... when he stops procrastinating. Keep up the good work!!

Medeia Sharif said...

I can't wait to see Skyfall.

If I ever do NaNo, I'd like to do it quietly for the first time.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Gumtree is Charlie your fluffy toy? - we bet he loves it when you play with his tail and also pounce on him! Hope you are getting on well with your writing Jenn - Mum said to tell you we are purring for you to do well.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jennifer Shirk said...

Look at you go! That's great!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'll be wishing you luck and thinking about you. Don't worry! You'll do just fine and before deadline! :o)

Simon Kewin said...

Best of luck with the rest of NaNo!

Adam said...

good luck with your goal

Rene said...

Aw, look how closely the boys are sitting together! And now we'll leave you to your writing. . .

Linda Kage said...

I'm so jealous. I want to see Daniel in Skyfall too!! Humph! But it's good to know you liked it. Thanks.

To me, it looks like you're doing great and are on track for NANO. I like to keep count this month as well, though I've never officially joined !

martine said...

yeah for you, keep up the hard work. I am lagging behind very badly and have spent today loafing in bed and only doing a few hundred words. am planning to go to a 'write-in' tomorrow for a bit of encouragement. good luck for the rest of the month
much love
martine

Helena said...

It's so wonderful you're doing NaNo! And you're a braver woman than I. The best I can muster are attempts to edit a current manuscript, and I doubt that I'll achieve that much. I'm sure you'll do splendidly.

I want Daniel Craig too. I mean, really, truly, if only... (Sigh!)

Words A Day said...

good luck with your novel, I like the way youre doing it, see you in december:) adn good luck!

Marg said...

Charlie, it sure looks like you and that young fella are getting along very nicely.
And congrats to the Mom for doing that writing project. We think that is great and sure do wish her lots of luck. We know whatever she writes is going to be good. Take care.

cleemckenzie said...

I admire you! Go for it and don't take too long in the shower. You've got a few words to put down today.

Tamago said...

Hahaha is Charlie's tail your fluffy toy, Gumtree?
It does look you have long way to go...I hope you can catch up!
We couldn't go see Skyfall last weekend. We will try this weekend. Glad you enjoyed! I'm looking forward to seeing it, too!

Eileen said...

Good to see Charlie and Gumtree sharing the same space! That's terrific.

You've already written over 13K words, yikes that is a lot of words. I'd be hard pressed to write that many words in a year I think.

Good luck with the challenge!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's so nice to see Charlie and Gumtree on the bed together. :)
Good luck on your writing!

LTM said...

Hey! Look at you!!! I've never done Nano, but it looks like you're doing a great job! And oh, Gumtree... LOL! :D

Need to see Skyfall~ Good luck w/the writing! <3

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Wow - that seems like great progress! And I agree with you about Daniel Craig - oh my my my!

William Kendall said...

Good luck with NaNo...

Charlie and Gumtree would be conspiring against you if they could reach peace terms with each other...

And I saw Skyfall too! I'll be reviewing it for my blog today...

Lydia Kang said...

Good luck on Nano! Looks like you're getting some good wordage done!

Life 101 said...

Congrats on your progress. The biggest step is to begin.

Ginger Jasper said...

LOL at the cold shower.. lad you enjoyed.. You will be fine with the writing, I have great faith in you.. Love ther close together picture.. Brilliant.. Hugs GJ xx

ABBY said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo!!!

Hello sweet Charlie and Gumtree.
YOU are both so adorable.

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

When you have to write so many words in so little time, I'm surprised anyone bothers with the forums. I wouldn't. :)

Awesome job, Old Kitty!

Lynda R Young said...

YAy on your first Nano!!! And your progress looks good!!! I'm super happy for you! I can see Charlie and Gumtree are too ;)

Melinda Szymanik said...

Daniel Craig is yours Monday through Wednesday, mine Thursday and Friday and I guess Mrs Craig can have him weekends

Clarissa Draper said...

You are doing awesome! Even if you don't complete all 50,000 words, you will feel so proud of what you did accomplish. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy to see Charlie has a friend.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

How very cool! Keep it up. My goal this month is to not write a single word on a novel. So far I'm succeeding.

Ellie Garratt said...

That is awesome! Go for it!

Pk Hrezo said...

lol... yes Mr. Craig is positvely scrumptious.
Hey good for you and NaNo! You're rockin' and rollin' for sure. And it's like I always tell new Nanners: what happens if you don't win NaNo, nothing. What happens if you do, nothing. It's all about personal dedication. :)

Talli Roland said...

Wow, good luck with NaNo - I'm impressed! And enjoy your time with Daniel... :)

Talli Roland said...

Wow, good luck with NaNo - I'm impressed! And enjoy your time with Daniel... :)

Jayne said...

Good luck! I love the stats you get - I think Nano is a super way of whizzing through a first draft - sadly I'm always in the midst of redrafting in November so haven't yet joined in. Glad Charlie and Gumtree seem to be settling down together!

Susan Fields said...

Good luck with Nano! I've never tried it, so you're way ahead of me!

Debbie said...

Good luck with your first NaNo. I don't think I'm going to made it, but I'll plod along awhile.

I've seen Skyfall. It's the best one so far (with Daniel).

Romance Book Haven said...

Hahaha ... cold shower? Lol!

I so want to watch Skyfall, but still not available near me!

Congratulations on your progress!

Nas

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Keep at it, my dear!

Thansk for the BD wishes but it isn't my BD today --I was just proudly proclaiming my age for a Olay beauty products ad campaign--I say so in the second sentance on my post --lol!!

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Another great post! Concats on all yoru hard work and progress xx

Keisha said...

I like to write things wif mah paws. :)

KarenMcG said...

Awww, Gumtree. Looks like you kinda like Charlie. You two look so cute.

Jennifer, glad you found DC and the movie to your liking.

Good luck with your writing. That's exciting.

Katz Tales said...

We joined Nano too, wrote a novelette and are now writing a second one. mind you, haven't had time to work the Nano thing! One day we must swap writer stories :-)

Deniz Bevan said...

Snuggly kitties! And yay for doing NaNo! Add me as a buddy (I'm under denizb33).

Karen Jo said...

Congratulations on your NaNo progress. I think you are doing quite well. Thank you so much for your kind words about Herman. I really appreciate the hugs and purrs, too.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, you're doing good, though! Well done joining NaNo! And if you want to buddy me, I am hartjohnson (original, huh?)

Glad the kitties are making peace.

Pasha said...

I got two words for you Charlie: Bunny kicks!!!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

You're doing well, Old Kitty!

Keep beating that drum :)

Oh, and love the photo of your furry family. So cute!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You are making outstanding progress! Thanks for sharing the chart with us. It's very good. :) Gumtree is just adorable!

Carol Kilgore said...

Yay!!!!!!!!
I'll line up with you for Bond :)

DWei said...

Best of luck! I have a ton of papers and things to write myself. :(

lbdiamond said...

Nice to see the kitties getting along.

Good luck with NaNo!

I have to see Skyfall. Have. To.

Tamara said...

The kitties are adorable. I'm a new follower, I found you through a link someone had to your site on the "Oh How I miss You Blogfest"

Great site!! And you are doing better on Nano than I am, so congrats. :)

klahanie said...

Hey Old Kitty,

Thanks for clarifying what "NaNo" is. I thought it had something to do with "Mork and Mindy"! :)

Have a good weekend, eh.
x

Jamie Burch said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo!!! Hope lots of inspiration comes your way and the words continue to flow. You can do it!!!

Glad things are going well with your kitties. That's such an adorable pic! Take care...:)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I signed up for NaNo, but I never figured out all the gadgets. I'm such a nincompoop!

Liza said...

Congratulations on taking the leap on NaNo. I have never dared! I so admire folks who go for it though. Good luck. A few dedicated days and you will catch right up I'm sure!

Ella said...

Wow Kitty, this is impressive! I so want to go to the BOND flick. I tried to convince hubby, tonight-no luck! Happy you had your BOND fix, now you can better concentrate on your writing ;D

Mia Hayson said...

Kitty, you're doing awesome!! :D

<3 <3 <3

Hilary said...

congrats!
And...
good luck!

Tracy Jo said...

Oh my!! Just catching up and Gumtree is sooooo cute! Welcome to the family, Gumtree. :-) Awesome job on going for NaNo...you can do it!!!!! Hugs.

The Creek Cats said...

What a cute brother you have!!!

Grumpy me aka RCB said...

I'm a grumpy cat person who accidentally stumbled upon your blog. Cats make me smile, though, like no person really could. :)

Oui Oui said...

Good luck & get crackin'! We'll still be here when you're done. We're purring for you!

Trisha said...

Love your kitteh pic! :) and yay for NaNo!!

Madeleine Sara said...

Good luck! Yay!

Charlie and Gumtree look lovely. :O)

Theresa Milstein said...

Old Kitty, I'm so proud of you! You have done amazing. When I think back to when you'd lost your manuscript and tried to recreate and through all your small publishing successes, look how far you've come!
Congratulations! Keep us posted. : )

Katie and Glogirly said...

You're doing great!!!
Congratulations and keep it up : )

Have not even heard of Skyfall...must check it out!
; ) Katie & Glogirly

Patsy said...

You're doing great, Kitty! (much better than me - I gave up)

Maria McKenzie said...

Hope all is going well with NaNo!

Norma Beishir said...

Good luck with it! I've never done NaNoWriMo, but I know a lot of people think it's great.

Can't wait to see Skyfall....

Manzanita said...

I've been away so long, I don't know the scoop but I get the point. You GO, girl. Congrats. Love Manzanita

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Good luck! We are sure you will accomplish your goal.

We haven't seen you around lately so we came by to check on you. So glad you are having fun and not sick.

Jay Paoloni said...

Everyone here will pardon you, I guess. Keep it going.
You look very very organized.

fairyhedgehog said...

How did I miss this? I wish I knew your Nano name then I could buddy you! (I'm fairyhedgehog - no surprised there!)

Esme said...

oh oh was their a tiff-Gumtree has to remember Charlie is the big brother-what does Charlie think about the ball of energy?

stacy said...

I've seen SKYFALL twice now. Yum.

Glad to see the kitties are getting along.