Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The stars are a box of gems so bright
On this clear winter night.
The rising moon is a smiling face
Laughing at the snowflakes' lace.
The leafless trees are statues grand,
Entwining branches hand-in-hand.
The searching wind sings a taunting song
Reminding of cold months so long,
But his cruel threats fall on ears
That are deaf to his terrible sting
They are full of birthday cheers
For the wonderful Savior-King.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
On November 30th, at 11:58 pm, I wrote THE END. I finished the first draft of my 2008 NaNoWriMo novel with a hefty 103,396 words. Whew! It turned out to be the longest thing I've ever written in my life! So far, that is. :)
I'm going to take a break from my novel for awhile. I need to let my brain rest. I might pick it up again in January to begin editing and rewriting, because it still needs a lot of work before I let anybody read it, even my family. I skipped whole sections when I was writing it, because I knew that they needed time and effort that I was unable to provide during NaNoWriMo. I'm happy with the way my novel turned out, despite the many gaping holes and mistakes in it. I love writing.
So, now, in December, I'm going to try to get back to a few of the things that I've neglected lately, such as my altered book, schoolwork, and my blog, of course. I have a few posts waiting in the wings, and I've still got the feeling that I need to be writing, even though my novel is finished. I feel like I need to go on to bigger things, now that I have time to spare. I'll be thinking about what's next on my agenda...
Before I go, here's a picture of my novel cover, featuring my main character, Kimble Haansvoy.