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The NaNo Has Me!

I know it seems like I have deserted this blog, but truly I haven’t. Life has had me in its clutches and hasn’t wanted to let go. First it was my daughter’s wedding, which was amazing, fun, beautiful, beautiful and just the best Halloween party ever! No sooner did I get back home when the calendar turned to November.  We all know what that means, right?

coffee, starbucks, PSL, writing, NaNoWriMo, NaNo, lynne st. james, twice bitten and bewitchedNaNoWriMo. What can I say that you probably haven’t heard already. One month, 50K words and lots of coffee. Did I say lots of coffee? Umm yup…and we all know what my favorite drink is – coffee!

keyboard, laptop, worn out, writing, NaNo, NaNoWriMo, lynne st. james, twice bitten and bewitchedI’m immersed in NaNo. We have a love-hate relationship really, and it has been going on since 2008, when I first found out it existed. Wow what a trip…literally! How long does it take the average author to get from 0 to 50K? It’s debatable of course…and as you can see I’ve even worn some of the letters off of my keyboard while trying!

I do have several author friends who manage to have a “NaNo” month every month and I have nothing but jealousy errr awe for them. Between my day job and some health issues I would be happy to write a book every three months really. But what would November be without the torture errr exhilaration of NaNo participation?

Last year I won, and I repeated it again in April at Camp NaNoWriMo. Will I make it this month? Time will tell. I’ll update you as the month continues. For now I will admit I am no where near where I should be on day twelve but it’s early and there is plenty of time to catch up, write…errr right!?

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One of those days

McDonalds, Happy  Meal, French fries, fries, hamburger, McDonalds Happy Meal, marbles, screws, games, brain, work, focus, lynne st. james, twice bitten to paradiseEver have one of those days when you’re just a few fries short of a happy meal? Or maybe a few marbles have worked their way loose? Or screws for that matter?

I’ve noticed that when I put most of my focus into one or two things, usually a work project and the current book I’m writing, other things in my brain seem to come loose. Hence the missing French fries, screws and marbles.

coffee, nectar of the gods, delicious

Image courtesy of Louise Vansleve – thesparechangekitchen

I haven’t found a cure for this, although coffee does help – of course! I mean when doesn’t coffee help?

Do any of you have similar experiences? What do you do to put your fries back?

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Hi I’m Lynne and I’m addicted to…

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Yet another way to have #Starbucks at home!

Coffee! Yup, I admit it. I crave it, dream about it, and get headaches when I don’t drink enough. I know I should cut back, but there could be so many worse things I’m addicted to. Like chocolate…well okay, let’s not go there.

Yesterday I was shopping and I found something mega awesome. Starbucks has a pre-made Caffé Mocha. Seriously? Oh yeah. They also had caramel macchiato and vanilla latte flavors. I restrained myself and only bought one of these lovelies. I couldn’t wait to get home to try it, and you know what? It was simply mahhhhveloussssss! Oh yeah. Addiction mode activated!

Knowing I had that container of deliciousness to assist with my work day today actually made it not so bad to get up when the alarm chirped way too early for my liking. So here I am over-caffeinated and happy as a clam or something.

So what is your addiction, errr secret pleasure? I can’t possibly be the only one!


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