Saturday, October 13, 2007

Novel Ideas



The Internet world is a great place where one thing leads to another and another and another. On the Secret of the Stole, there's a post about a group that encourages people to write a 50,000-word novel in a month! That's about 1,700 words a day, which I've done, as a reporter. No problem, I thought. Of course, all my writing is news, commentary and corporate requests. I don't do non-fiction. But out of curiosity, I decided to see how long it would take. Somewhere between 45 minutes and two hours - it's very hard to tell given all the interruptions from my various children and the intervening phone calls. The result is a story about Halloween in a world very much like my own. The whole bit about the Ariel costume - a little too true. If you have some extra time, and are curious, you can find it on my new blog: http://knitterwrites.blogspot.com/




If I lose my good sense and decide to take on the novel-writing challenge, I'll post the results there too.




Meanwhile, I'm ready to launch into number 2 clue for the stole. The pics are from clue 1, finished Thursday. This time, I'm going to try marking the chart and putting in corresponding stitch markers to see if it helps me keep my place.

6 comments:

Nautical Knitter said...

Your stole looks wonderful. Enjoy hint #2. I did NaNoWriMo last year and didn't complete the 50,000. It was fun though.

ninou77 said...

your stole will be wondefyl I think.. I will knit all the night to cancel my delay when I will receive my yarn.. I'm waiting but I learn the pattern...

I bought sock yarn too yesterday with two circular needles so that to knit socks... have you advice to do it?

Gammy aka Peggy said...

Your stole is looking beautiful. Personally I think I'll stick to knitting/spinning the two hours a day. :) Not nearly as frustrating for me.

monica said...

Youe stole is lookig great. Still don't have the yarn for mine yet.

Allison said...

It looks great and the color sort of looks like mine! Too funny.

HDW said...

I love your blog, perhaps it is that you are crazy like me and have 2 kids under 5. Isn't it fun? But we still find time to do "ME" things, like knit, and write......just don't sniff my arm pits, or look to cloesly at my floors. Hey when you have kids you have to make sacrifices right? :)

Beautiful clue #1!!