Mindy's Movie Reviews

A blog that went from discussing about the writing life to reviews of movies

NaNoWriMo, Snow and December

Hello Hello all my peeps out there!

I hope you've been having a great two weeks and I hope you did not miss me too much! Though it has been six days since November and Nano has finished up I wanted to let you know that I fortunately completed this year's National Novel Writing Month! WOOT WOOT!

I am very happy about writing my 50,000 words in a month but have come to the realization that my story is not even half way done yet. So I must reach deep down inside of me for momentum and complete this really rough first draft as soon as I can.

With that I would like to apologize for no post last week. My muse decided she had enough of Hawaii and moved back in with me. We decided to celebrate and have a movie night.

On another note if you done Nanowrimo, I really would love to read any excerpts of yours. If you put it on your blog, feel free to leave a link to it and I'll make sure to give it a read and leave a comment if you like. I find it's nice to have show and tell with other writers, especially when I see how excited or even how disappointed the writer is. It is crazy how much expectations we put on ourselves. We are our own worst enemies when it comes to our own talents, but do we not have those talents for a reason?

On a completely different route, remember I told you about my pitch back in October that I did with Muse It Up Publishing? I finally received an email back from them rejecting my poor short story. That is alright though, they were gracious enough to give me feedback and told me that it would suit a magazine, which I am planning on looking into. I have always been positive that if I ever received my first rejection letter from a publisher that I would be crushed. It really was not that bad at all. It made me want to do better. That's a good thing right?

With all that said I would like to leave you all with a 5 minutes video of it snowing somewhere I do not know. It has been snowing here all day! Gotta love December/winter.

Until next time, have a great week!


Erin December 6, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

Congrats on the NaNo win & best of luck finishing the story!

Sorry your story was rejected, but glad to hear that you have a good attitude about it! Remember that it only takes on "yes" in a sea of "no's" to make it happen!

Trisha December 7, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

Hey, congrats on winning NaNo! I won too, haven't got any excerpts on my blog yet but may put some up at some point :)

Anonymous December 8, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

CONGRATS on completing NaNoWriMo! AWESOME job!

Mindy December 9, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

Thank you and congrats to those who won Nano as well!!! I send you all my virtual confetti and balloons...cupcakes can be ordered if need me lol