Wednesday, September 02, 2009

So I go to the dentist and come home with new shoes

I didn't get the shoes at the dentist. I got the shoes from the shoe store near the dentist's, which is also close to other stores, like the one where I bought a purse the last time I went to the dentist. I'm thinking there's something about having my teeth cleaned (which isn't always the most comfortable thing in the world) and a need for a reward....

In other news, I'm being followed on Twitter by Hoarders on A&E. I can't tell you how this tickles my funny bone. But seriously, that show? Has me so inspired to clean and get rid of stuff, I can't tell you.

I'm also taking an online course on branding this month. When I have a book due. There's going to be homework. However, since it's a free course, I suppose I can put off the homework until maybe...December...if need be.

Because I recently realized that it's possible that I may be able to do NaNoWriMo this year, if I get my book in before we leave the country for a couple of weeks in October (Italy, here I come!) and if my editor has time to read it before I get back, and if it doesn't require toooo much in the way of revisions. That's a lot of "ifs", but what the heck. I can hope, because it would be great to get that first draft of the next book done, or even almost done, before the Christmas hoopla gets underway.


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Go to the dentist, go shopping? I'm too hung over from all the Valium they have to give me. After too many years of being dentist-phobic, I am undergoing extensive dental work. I finally have a dentist I pretty much trust, and we are doing the work a little bit at a time. Even with insurance, we are having to pay almost $3,000. Crazy, isn't it?

Maureen McGowan said...

You know this post's title would get my attention. :-) I come home with new shoes after way too many outings.

I'm wondering about Nano myself this year... but alas, i don't think it's in the cards. I'm about 80 pages into something new that's unlikely to be done by then. I know. I'll make November my rapid revisions month instead. Then I can make Oct 31 my firm, must be finished first draft date. :-)

Margaret Moore said...

Deadlines, including self-imposed ones, and rewards, even self-generated, are good. :-)

I hear ya on the dentist, Rosemary. It probably helps that I've had the same dentist since I was 13.