Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just Reflecting

The NaNoWriMo site has been impossible to get to for several days. There must be umpteen people logging in. But I did get there today and updated my word count which is abysmally low - 1,135 - but I had other pressing things to take care of. I'm not making excuses but retiring is time consuming. The city requires all kinds of paperwork and then there's the cube to be cleaned out, etc. I do plan to make up for it. And really I never expected to reach 50,000 words. The whole idea is to train myself to write, write, write without looking back. I really need to get over this constant compulsion to edit ad infinitum. So far I think it's working.

I was sad to learn that Michael Crichton died Tuesday of cancer. I've read most of his books and I've been watching "ER" since its conception. I've always been a great fan. My dvd of "The Andromeda Strain" is sitting by the TV. Now that the election hoopla is over I can watch it.

Our new president elect, Barack Obama, gave an inspiring speech last night. It was great to see the enthusiasm for our country that has been missing for so long. I hope this will herald a new era for all Americans.