Friday, November 26, 2010

This says it all!

And with a few days to spare!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oh, I'm such a liar...

A "few days" turned into almost two weeks. Sorry. Between grading papers and writing for NaNo, I don't always remember to blog. And, of course, I spend waaaaay too much time on Facebook.

Anyway, my current NaNo count is 38,099. I should have written that one extra word to make this 38,100. Maybe in a few minutes, I'll add a bit more.

My word count is higher than in normally would be at this point because I haven't had many papers to grade this week. Of course, the week after Thanksgiving is another story, and, then, the week after that is finals week, so I'll have quite a bit to do then. The semester will end, Christmas will come, and I will be slogging away, creating my new courses for the spring. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to teach summer school, then I'll white-knuckle it until I find out if the college has enough money in its budget to hire me for another year.

I hate this budget crisis, and I hate this short-sighted legislature and this glory-hound governor who doesn't care about the state of Louisiana, except that it's a stepping stone to something else. I only hope the greater public sees him as the joke he is (along with Sarah Palin!) and laughs him back to the swamp in defeat.

One can dream. I've lost my faith in the general electorate; I don't think it votes with its mind engaged. It's a sad commentary on America.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

NaNo Update

Sorry! I've been so busy that I haven't had time to update my word count. I haven't posted a total for today yet, but last night my total was 10,324. I wrote for two hours this morning, so my total today should be good.

I'll update in the next day or so.

Monday, November 01, 2010

NaNo Update--Day One

I have written the first chapter of my NaNo novel, The Book of Hannah. Word count: 2,302.

To meet my NaNo goal of 50,000 word by Nov. 30, I need to write 1,667 words a day.