Monday, November 15, 2010


Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon

Helen is one of the "Bad guys" in my NaNoWriMo manuscript, she's also the most developed character.

She's completely freaking nuts. Which makes her so much fun to write!

As of last night, I'm at 28,466 words. I've reached the halfway point, and when i count how many pages I'm at almost 200 in word pad.

December will be for editing, and moving things around, adding details i think of now but can't go back to or I'll lost my momentum. and correcting historical dates i might have gotten a little off.

The Traveling shovel of death will be visiting soon, for one of my characters needs to die, he's annoying.

Another character will be killed, most violently.

And Helen, my dear Helen, will end up in the loony bin.

I figure, if Stephanie Meyer can do it, So can I!!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Typity Type Type

so i decided to do NaNoWriMo.

National Novel Writing Month. I watched people do it last year, and decided today, a week after it started, to participate.

I used to do a lot of writing, short stories and bad goth poetry.

So I started today, i took my idea and started my outline, and then monday i'll start my writing Monday.

I was supposed to get too 10,000 words by today, so next week i'll have to write 20,000.

Maybe i can, maybe i can't, but at least i tried =D

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oh Fudge!

ok so REAL fudge takes like, forever to make. it involves sugar and corn syrup and soft ball testing and way too much of my time.

so i cheated.

and since i got such a good response from the loverly ladies at knitting last night, i'm gonna share the recipe =D

Mint Faux Fudge

1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bag andes mint chips (or whole candy smashed into pieces!)
1 14oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 Tbs (half a stick) of unsalted butter

in a double boiler melt the whole bag of semi-sweet chips and 1.5 cup of the mint chips together with the 4 tablespoons of butter, slowly drizzle and stir in the condensed milk until smooth and well combined.

pour into a greased 8x8 pan (i used a toss away aluminum pan) and then let cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

the mint chips can be replaced with peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips and/or nuts =D