Monday, November 26, 2007

No Mo


I had to make a choice.


No regular, everyday blogging for me for November, a la NaBloPoMo. It was that or NaNoWriMo, and the siren call of No won out.


I haven't totally lost it. I am in the last week of National Novel Writing Month. I have become a recluse. All I think about is when I can next lock myself in the office for six consecutive hours and clack away. I never thought that I would have the stamina or material to write this long, and I remember once reading about a writer who wrote every single day for an hour each day. That seemed to me to be a fantastic feat, something I would likely never achieve. Especially as a mom.


Welcome to my new life, wherein I have a wife house-husband, Bob. He has been doing the vast majority of all things domestic around here for the past month. I think I am going to propose marriage to him when the book is done. I never knew it could be like this - disappear to my work, reappear to pat the kids on the head, play with them, have dinner. Look at Bob meaningfully when they start to act up and disappear again to the office.


This becoming the "husband" has been, quite frankly, my muse.


I am a terribly blogger friend and promise to come out of my shell later today and comment on your blogs. I will be back, I promise.


I'll leave you with an image or two from Thanksgiving. Have a great Monday, all.

22 comments:

jakelliesmom said...

Wow, Jen. If there is an accomplishment of which to be most awe-inspired (and with no disrespect to the BloPoMo's), it's getting close to finishing your novel. Wow, wow, wow. Good for you!

andi said...

I will admit that I miss you, but I admire you for doing the novel writing. It sounds like a really important accomplishment(and who wouldn't want an excuse to hide from their kids?) :)

Candy said...

Congratulations on getting this far! I tried it one year and didn't survive day one. The stretch of the next 29 days was overwhelming. So, kudos.

Family Adventure said...

I am so impressed! Keep it up! Will we ever read any of it?

Lovely pix. Especially of the cutie-boy.

Heidi

BOSSY said...

Great scenes. And not one but TWO pies?

Circus Kelli said...

I love the juxtaposition (if that's the right word) of the wine bottle and sippy cup. :)

Oh, to be the "husband" for a while... how nice that would be.

We'll be here waiting.

Audubon Ron said...

Nice kitchen, nice babe holding a nice key lime pie? Wow, that was good. Beneath my Sermon Sunday is Mr. and Mrs. Audubon Ron's T-day if you ever come out of your writer's closet you Bartleby the Scrivner, you.

the dragonfly said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I really want to do NaNoWriMo one year...but now that I'm a mom the thought causes me to hyperventilate...

painted maypole said...

wine, candles and pie. looks perfect.

that's great that you're getting so much done. And that Bob is such a great house-husband. Oh, it's just win, win, win! :)

dawn224 said...

I love WriMo - it's such a high when it is going well.

This year I will be finished - it's such garbage and lots of junk - unlike my first year. I got what I was looking for out of it and I'll come back to it later.

Mrs. G. said...

You go, Jen. Priorities, priorities. No one is going to pay you an advance or publish your blog. Keep writing.

Your husband is a god...not because he's taking care of kids but because he's supporting your passion.

suburbancorrespondent said...

Geez - and I was so proud of myself for posting every day. Oh, well, maybe next year.

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Good on you. I've been considering NaBloPoMo a warm up for working on a book. So glad your husband is pitching in.

Lawyer Mama said...

I'm incredibly impressed. I miss you, but it's for the greater good, right?!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Way to go! Hope you make it to 50,000. I totally bombed it this year. Here's to 2008.....

Nancy said...

WTG Jen. I applaud you for trying both, and doing it for so long!

The novel? We'll we get excerpts from it?
Cute baby =)

Just Seeking said...

I am so proud of you!

Emily R said...

Oh, I completely understand. I dropped off the face of the earth while writing my book. Now that I'm shopping it, I am looking for ways to procrastinate...

anna said...

Good luck with the NaNo novel! You can do it!

MommasWorld said...

I was supose to be part of the Novel set this month but illness and family all got in my way. Sounds like your hubby really came through in backing you up.

Congratulations on sticking with the Novel. Wow! Almost finished. That is fantastic!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Wowee---I had no idea that the 'no---whatever whatever' meant you REALLY write a novel! Holy cow! Good for you!

Magpie said...

I like that HUGE bottle of wine on the table. My kind of holiday meal!