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NaNoWriMo

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That title kinda looks like gibberish, doesn’t it? I promise it’s not! For the uninitiated that impossible looking acronym is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month. Every year from November 1-30, people all over the world write a whole novel in one month. A first draft of a novel but a novel, nevertheless.

I’ve participated since 2006 or so. I wasn’t going to do it this year but last night, two days and roughly 3600 words behind schedule, I decided to jump in anyway. One, it didn’t feel right not to. Two, seeing many of my friends posting their word counts spurred me on. So, I decided that I should just go ahead and do it. I signed up and started writing last night.

I’m not going to hedge: I’ve never finished. For various reasons. Some years I gave up after my idea fizzled out. Other years I was in target and some extreme life circumstances intervene. This year, I’m not making myself any crazy promises. I also have the added challenge of attempting to write my minimum 50,000 words on my smartphone (the only word processor/computer I have) while also keeping up with this blog…

Still, I’m going to try. I’d rather fail, than not put myself out there. And who knows? Maybe this year I’ll finish when my own expectations are lowest. (That sounded bad, didn’t it? LOL! I just mean not pressuring myself so much that I crack.)

Happy Thursday, all. All my finds for the week tomorrow (including the promised DwellStudio bling). Until then… 🙂

Kelly, the Riveter (with help from hubby).

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Cruising one of my favorite design blogs, Centsational Girl, in the middle of the night (!), I came across this link to The View Along The Way to a tutorial on how to make a version of Jonathan Adler’s swanky bed… DIY!!!

The View Along The Way author, Kelly, and her husband, Andy, pulled out one of those most gorgeous DIYs ever. I’m just saying. And THEN wrote about it with humor and grace. Check it out and give this gal and her husband some props. They deserve it!

Picture above is by Kelly from her blog. There are more detailed photos of the process on her post. Hope you enjoy it!