“How many words did you write today?” my husband asked when he walked in from work last night.
“Five thousand three hundred fifty seven,” I said.
“Wow, that sounds like a lot. Congratulations! About how many words do you think it takes to make a novel?” he asked.
“Oh, at least 100,000,”
“The way you’re going, you could easily do that,” he said.
“Well, it has to be 100,000 good words,” I told him.
“And your words aren’t good?”
“Actually, they are good words, just not in the right order,” I joked.
“So, if you were to randomly rearrange these good words into a different order, what do you think your chances of being published are?”
Honestly, I have never written so many words of drivel all at the same time. Don’t get me wrong. I write drivel all the time, just not so much of it in one sitting! But it sure was fun. NaNoWriMo is all about quantity, not quality, so I am meeting that criteria. I won’t have another long writing day like that until Friday, unfortunately. I’m hoping to get a couple of hours today and maybe three or four hours tomorrow and then hit it hard on Friday. I’m glad my blogging friends enjoyed the dancing videos yesterday. I watched them yesterday every time I needed a quick break. Today I leave you with one of my first blogs. I noticed it didn’t have even one comment, so I don’t think many people read it in those early days. I’ve reprinted it here in its entirety.
Look Ma, No Wrinkles!
You know you just might need a facelift if you bend over to dry your hair and you nearly suffocate when your nose is stifled by your sagging cheeks swinging forward to meet and greet each other. Recently, I saw an article in my Prevention magazine about alternatives to surgical facelifts. The only kind of facelift I’ve been able to afford is to lie across the bed on my back with my head hanging slightly over the edge. Yes, it does make my cheeks fall back into position, but it also makes my husband think I’m always ready for him.
Anyway, this article mentioned an invisible tape that you put on your eyelids and it gives you an instant eye lift. I’ve never heard of such a thing. The article didn’t mention where you can purchase this tape, but it did say that it cost $30.00. Quite pricy, especially if you can only wear it once. I’m wondering if the double-sided tape my daughter uses for scrapbooking would work as well. Certainly much cheaper. How do you blink with it on? Are your eyes always wide open? Uh oh, creepy zombie image just came to mind! Clearly, I’m not getting the concept of this product.
Now I’m wondering if there is a tape strong enough to smooth out this chicken neck of mine. I tried pulling all that extra skin around to the back and holding it there with a potato chip bag clip, but besides being rather painful, if I wanted to look side to side, I had to turn my whole body. I think this tape idea might work better. And getting back to the original cheek problem, I wonder if my sagging cheeks could be held up with tape as well. Perhaps I could anchor them to my ears. Would have to be something strong, though, like electrical tape, and it would take an awful lot of foundation to disguise it. No, I think the weight of my cheeks would bend my ears in half. I need to study this a little more. I’ll get back to you.