Friday, November 30, 2012

I Have Decided To Become A Flasher

I have joined Friday Flash and will be posting an original piece of flash fiction on Fridays. This Friday is a supper short 250 words. Hope you like it.

The guards drug her in roughly. The hall was adorned with all the finery that was reserved for grandstanding to the populace. As they halted Dame Isobel was able to look into the face of her accusers. The Empress was hungry for blood, her consort wore a politely indifferent expression. Which was no consolation from one she once held dear.

She watched as Dame Jericho majestically rose to point a finger at her. She struggled, but was still restrained in a half bow. "None amongst the assembled nobility will up hold you. What defenses have you?" She waved her hands at the guards who released Isobel and allowed her to stand to her full height.

Dame Isobel narrowed her eyes and spoke directly to Jericho, defying the custom of speaking to the assemblage when pleading for clemency. "You, are a master debater! A most cunning linguist.Yet, you seem to be a parasite on this great empire. Much like the residue on the bottom of the mead barrel you must be cast off and disposed of. I will never rest until the empire is free of your reign."

The assemblage gasped at the audacity of not only the statement, but the murderous glare Isobel hurled at the Empress. An act of such impudence that, on it's own, could end your life. Instead of anger a greedy smile spread across Jericho's face. With a laugh and a small gesture of her hand, the conversation and thus the debate was now over as Isobel lay dying.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What's Stopping Me?

This post is very picture heavy so beware!

The month of November is not over, but I am so done. I hit a few road blocks and I would love to share them with you.

My first obstacle was always a known quantity. I am a stay at home homeschooling mom so my children are my number one distraction.

You already know that the Renaissance Faire stole one of my weekends.

Fully armored combat by our knights.

To the yield not the death, so we can hit them again next weekend.
Father and son hugging isn't that cute.

The girls have to help the Knights defeat their most challenging foe...the rope.

Ren fighting with Three Musketeer type weapons.

My little man on the jousting horse

Next I was kidnapped and forced to go to Disney. With a wonderful friend and her family.

Rowan on the steps of town hall.

Rowan, Alexis and Gwen riding the People Mover.

Gwen holding Abby.

Throw the kids in jail with Zurg.

Gwen and Alexis

Dear friends Susan and Gregg with Abby.

Gwen holding Ariel.

Alexis was so happy to get this horse.

Ariel and Grandma
Ooooo, Ahhhhhh,

Murmur, murmur, murmur.

Then last, but certinally not least we have Thanksgiving. We were blessed to get to see friends from out of state.

Rowan was trying to tell me something, but he was so cute I had to take a pic.

Cousin Chloe holding Lilly.

Too cool

The real star of the show.

Of course there was the Black Friday sales. My sister and I were able to spend a lot of time together and we got some great deals. There was not much crazyness where we were or we were just lucky enough to miss it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Moving on up!

So last Thursday night I waited in line for 3 and a half hours, not that bad for a black Friday deal, and got my very first laptop. We have never been able to swing it before, but at the supper low price and realizing that I really need it we couldn't pass it up. I am supper excited. I am thinking that I am still out of the running for NaNoWriMo, but at least I will have better equipment for next year.

Speaking of NaNo I am so far behind that the only light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. According to NaNo I should be at about 40K, but I have not even reached 20K yet. I really like the story, but that pace in November is just not going to happen this year. I am going to continue writing on it and try do about 1000 words a day. This is a much better pace for me and about what I have been doing on the days when I can write.

Friday, November 16, 2012

What did you say?

Ok here it is. Something every husband in the world has been waiting for! My husband was right. Did you get that? I am having trouble keeping up. I am 10,695 words behind par as of right now. I have already done a little over 1600 today and needed a break so I thought I would bug you folks. I really want to tell you all about my fantastic month that has impeded my novel, but I don't have time right now because my break is over and I have to go back to writing. I will post LOTS of pics, but probably not until December.

Friday, November 2, 2012


I am so excited I stayed up last night and tonight to write. My word count is 2665. It needs to be at 3334 by the end of Friday. However, there is an obstacle to my writing and it is surely not this blog. The Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire has once again stolen my soul. I love working the faire, but it is cutting into my writing time. I will post some PICS on Monday.