Thursday, November 15, 2007

Halfway

Halfway through NaBloPoMo, I have run out of things to say, so today's post is a short one (for me) about the effects of nablo and nano.

Visits to my site are way up, according to Sitemeter. Some of this is due to other nablos and nanos visiting my site, but most of it is a result of people searching for information on the movies or cellists and musical groups I have mentioned, and a fair number are people looking for information on how to draw cellos and celery. Yes, people are looking for information on how to draw celery. I am happy to provide that.

The problem with nablo is that I don't have time to write some posts that take a little more time to write, like a thoughtful post on drawing celery and cellos, or playing Scottish fiddle music on the cello, or reviews of two wonderful CDs by Scottish cellists, Seylan Baxter and Christine Hanson. I will write these reviews, but, for now, all I have time to say is that I recommend them both very highly!

As for nanowrimo, I have discovered that I can write a novel if I just sit down and do it. My novel will require a lot of editing, but there is definitely a plot, characters, and even humor in it.

I have met some interesting people in both nablo and nano and am tonight meeting with another nano novelist with whom I have a lot in common. She's even a musician. It is great to talk to her and others about this noveling experience. I am also in touch with a very energetic nano writer and college student, and her enthusiasm helps keep me going.

I feel a little the way I did when the kids were little. This is loads of fun, but could I take a nap, for just a day or two?

4 comments:

Paulette said...

It sounds like you are having a good time.

Maricello said...

Hi Paulette, yes, it is fun, and, as you know, I am going a little artwork too. :-)

LD/Brownie said...

Hi Maricello, you visited me on my blog when I was having a hard time with the NaBloPoMo thing and its effects on my life. I wanted to return the favor and was pleased to see how delightful your site was. I play viola, and it's always nice to meet a fellow string player. I love cello!

Maricello said...

Thanks Id/brownie! Hope things are going better now. I love viola too. I have tried playing viola and think it is just the right size for my hands, but it is so hard to find the time to do everything, especially this month!