i’m going to ramble & there will be ecards

5 Oct

This could not go wrong, scientifically speaking.

First, frustrations. Because, as my personal checks clearly state, I am freakishly talented! Really, I am. Yet my bank account does not properly relate this little tidbit of information, and when I am drug from my fantasy world to survey this unfortunate fact I am left frustrated and confused. How could I be that poor?! Talented, wonderful me?! Oh yeah. I almost forgot:


I hate that stupid ecard.

Also? My house is a wreck, and I haven’t been on top the laundry situation in our home for about… 2 years. This is not a joke. This is a sad, sad truth. But, for my sake, let’s look on the bright side:


I love that ecard.*

Okay, okay. I’m good now. I have no money and my house is as organized as a $5 bin at WalMart but let’s move on. Because I have good things to ramble about too!

For instance, my husband and I celebrated my newly minted first draft Wednesday night by eating way too much Mexican food while the kids were at Awana. What did we talk about over fajitas, chalupas, and copious amounts of chips and queso? Writing, because this was my celebration, dang it. He asked me what my game plan for NaNoWriMo was, and I told him.

Umm, curl into a ball and cry?

No! I mean, uh, rewrite The Warrior! Yes, that’s it. Because I love this story too much to not torture myself with it a bit longer.


This means I’ve been busy thinking and planning and, you know…


So, that’s the big news. NaNoWriMo is coming up. When you see me during November and find that I’m incapable of decent conversation and have dribbles of coffee down my crumpled shirt please cut me some slack. A novel in a month is difficult (especially when you have a job, 3 kids whom you homeschool, and you’re pregnant and scatterbrained enough as it is), and this will be my reality :


I hope you’ll take part in NaNoWriMo with me. Because, well, NANOWRIMO!


I’ll be writing along side two or three friends, my dad, a sister-in-law (I think. Heather. Are you there? Are you writing?), three nieces, and countless internet buddies. YOU COULD TOTALLY JOIN IN.

Think about it.

*If your house is clean, please forgive me. I’m just trying to make myself feel better. Let me grasp my strings, and kudos to you, my tidy reader.

**I know it wasn’t an ecard. My blog; my rules.



7 Responses to “i’m going to ramble & there will be ecards”

  1. Ifeoma Dennis October 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    I love all your e-cards πŸ˜‰ I can’t stop rewriting my novel too. But in my case, I’ll have to wait till December because I’ve got exams coming up next month. Though I might or might not be opening my Scrivener when I should be reading. πŸ™‚

    • ohdustin October 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

      I was just reading on your site that you’re in med school. THAT’S a lot to juggle, my friend!

  2. Heather Burns-Schmidtke October 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    You are a funny and lovable dork. And yes, I plan on making an attempt this year. It might not be a novel, maybe 15 children’s books, but hell, it’s better then nothin’.

  3. Dad October 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    That was a great lead up to NaNoWriMo. I have a problem already with NaNoWriMo…Is it going to interfere with my fishing??? And yes your Mother is a Fascinating woman not Dull. Of course, she has me to do her laundry, wash dishes, clean and vacuum the house, but I do draw the line when it comes to making the bed. So I would say you take after your Mother and Clayton better get on the ball.
    Love ya,

    • ohdustin October 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      I WILL SHOW CLAYTON YOUR COMMENT. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it, so let me just say “thank you” from him in advance. Oh, and Dad? No fishing unless you keep up with your word count. I’m giving you my serious face right now. Don’t mess with my serious face. Love you, too!

  4. bjpramann October 13, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    This made me laugh.After a week of vaca camping in the woods and painting, I am now trying to bring my gray matter around to NaNoWriMo as well.

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