Monday, October 25, 2010
NaNo, BlogFest, and Work Stations, Oh My!
I got to meet my bloggy-friend, Amanda from The Zen Leaf. We've been following each other for a few months now and never realized we live in the same town. I guess the internet isn't as big as I thought it was.
I feel a little recharged on getting my abbreviated Snowflake done on A Window to the Gift after meeting everybody. I'm looking forward to having a face-to-face group to help keep me going.
Oh, and I found out that the cute little guy to your left has been dubbed "The Guilt Monkey." I have a feeling he will be my constant companion on this trip.
If you haven't heard about it (in reality, you're probably getting sick of hearing about it), I'm hosting the second Small Packages Blogfest on November 16th. I'm looking for blogs with 300 or fewer followers. Check out the link for the suggestions, topic, and Mr. Linky.
Please spread the word! We had nine actively participate last month, so I'm looking to have at least 10 this month. The topic's pretty awesome, thanks to the husband.
After the Meet & Greet last night, I finally got around to doing something I've been meaning to do for months. I finally set up a work station that's all mine and away from distractions (well mostly, except for you, O Interwebs!).
Here it is, complete with Tums for when the stress gets too much, an extra monitor to display my research as I type, and my Maleficent picture (the greatest of all Disney villains).
I've also updated the desktop:
This is a great collage of the 11 doctors from Doctor Who. It's done by a great artist, renton1313 on Deviant Art. All of her artwork has the same paper collage effect, and she has some beautiful prints for sale. (hint, hint, oh husband, dear: I especially like The Aviatrix).
Anyway, I'm hoping that having a workspace of my own that isn't also used as something else (I used to work in the living room), will help me get more in a writing frame of mind. I've been struggling with feeling like a "real" writer, I think in part because it was so easy to just look at my writing as a hobby.
Maybe having a work area will help with that.
Good luck all of my fellow NaNo-ers.