Free Fallin' into Fall

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today was the first day it really and truly felt like fall in Oklahoma. I wore my new Northface and everything! I think it would be my favorite season, but almost every year we fast forward right to snow. Ick. Who likes that?

 Today I wore my out-of-control feather earrings. They kind
 of make you feel like you're being tickled.

I drank a Caramal Apple Cider from Starbucks [coffee? gross] and finished 
my book [Emily Giffin, win].

I saw some really pretty colors as I was driving around to have lunch with the best friend. I'm staying with my grandparents for the next few days in Tulsa. The husband is in Tampa for a friend's wedding, and I'm too terrified to stay in OKC in our spider-infested apartment by myself. The daddy longlegs might eat me and no one would know! We decided to save money, so I didn't get to fly to warmer weather and sandy beaches this time around. It's barely been one day and I'm already missing him like crazy. I literally teared up today.
Newlywed much?? 

And I worked on my NaNoWRIMo project. Basically for nerds like me, November is 
known as the national writing month. People all over consciously decided it would be a good idea to write 50,000 words in one month. Crazy, right? I've done it before, but it took an entire semester to get it done. I also had this really mean man forcing me to do it ...called my professor. But that book stank. Like really really stank. Like hard boiled-eggs-in-the-sun or my-dad-just-ripped-one kind of stankkk. 

This one will be different.

I have to hit about 1,600 words a day to finish on time. This blog post doesn't count. Aren't you lucky that I took time out of my book for you people? I'm so selfless. 
I seriously doubt I will make it to 50k by the end of the month, but I'm gonna do what I can. I figure why not put my Professional Writing degree to use, especially when I'm a young wife with nothing but time on her hands? 

Pretend with me for a second that I'm cool and not [entirely] insane.
Hooray for round two of book writing!


Jamie Lane said...

I was just thinking the same thing about fall! Lol! Good luck writing, you'll rock it out!! (Did I really just say that, I need more sleep.)

Lisa Mae said...

Good luck with all that writing! A guy in one of my classes is doing it too, but I never have. I'm a lit emphasis, so I much more prefer writing about what other people write about. Ha.
Also, you should know that I totally envy your newlywed-ness :) Hope the time apart goes fast for you!

Mary Rachel said...

I love your writing.

Sarah said...

1) I also hate coffee. If you like the caramel apple cider, you should try the apple chai. It's the apple cider with chai in yummy. It's like fall in a cup.
2) You can totally finish NaNoWriMo! I did it in high school and your book will be awesome, I'm sure. Just try to remember that this is just a first draft. That's what always held me back...I would think it had to be perfect the first time around. So not true. Good luck! :)

Kim said...

I reject NaNo so much that I actually don't write ANYTHING in November. I just can't handle the pressure. STOP MAKING ME WRITE, IT'S NOT WORKING!

Well, apart from blog posts, that is...

Kristen Danielle said...

Which Emily Giffin book did you just read? I'm reading "Heart of the Matter" right now... almost done! I love her writing... although it sometimes depresses the mess outta me. I also read "Love the one you're with" That book is great too! let me know if you wanna book swap. I'm a big nerd too ;) LOL

Kristen @ KristenDanielleXO

Tom said...

Kudos for setting yourself a goal with the essay writing. Looking forward to reading your blog post announcing you've hit the 50k!

Nagehan said...

I just got a ginger bread latte yesterday and it just make me feel so warm and cozy and fuzzy on the inside while strolling through Central Park this weekend:) I'll post pictures on my blog in a little bit!

samnhal said...

You can do it! Even if you don't finish it, it's awesome that you have a head start on a possible book! I'm so jealous of fall, I miss it so much.