Wednesday, 6 November 2013

A quiet November


My blog posting schedule will be more dodgy than usual this month because I'm sort of, kind of taking part in NaNoWriMo. Well, I am taking part in NaNoWriMo, but not to create a new work*. I'm dealing with a couple of projects that have been dragging on for a while and I'm beginning to feel like the Halloween python**. NaNoEtc is keeping me on track with one of those projects. Sheer pigheadedness is keeping me on track with the other. So far this combination is working. Only another 24 days to go.

And look what's growing in the garden. I've been walking past it several times a day, but haven't been paying much attention to it. I can condense my internal dialogue into this:

There's a bromeliad.

It looks like a pineapple.

I wonder if it's a pineapple.

Oh, it's a pineapple.

This is a pineapple





I hope it's edible rather than ornamental. There's only one way to find out.

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* Although I'm scribbling down an outline from a new piece to be worked up at a future time.
** And sometimes like the Halloween possum.


2 comments:

biobabbler said...

oooh! That's SO exCITING! I LOVE bromeliads & heaven knows I love to eat pineapple. Super cool to see it just sitting there, looking all natural, NOT on a grocery store counter. =)

Good for you re: NaNoWriMo. I was not inspired this year (or last), but maybe next year? Do we get any hints re: what you're writing, if the intention is to go public w/it?

Snail said...

It's still small, but I will be watching it very carefully. I hope the possums don't think it's there for them!

I don't like to talk much about writing projects because I lose the spark. One's fic, the other non-fic. As it is, after going great guns for six days, I've now ground to a halt. I'm sure I'll pick up the pace again, but I prob. won't crack the 50,000 by the end of the month.