Saturday, October 9, 2010

On my beautiful Saturday off

Before I start, I just want to say that I'll get the awards page up later today.

Oh and, any suggestions for the blog's 100 followers celebrations are more than welcome. Just leave a comment or e-mail me at: mishagericke(at)gmail(dot)com.

Right. On to the post. :-)

Today I decided to give myself a day off. Yes, I have a MASSIVE economics test on Wednesday, but after two straight days of tests, I think I deserve a bit of a break. (I know that some of you that are at University are subjected to entire weeks of the stuff, but hey. I worked my almost scrawny little butt off these past two days. So humour me. ;-) )

I woke up at nine. I boiled two eggs for breakfast. I had devotionals. I ate. I got a call from the new fencing Chairperson that he wants my advice. So I'm meeting him at three. It's almost eleven now and I haven't even touched a book or my writing. 

Time really does fly. 

Still, I have four hours between now and seeing the Chairperson, so after I checked out some blogs, I might just get to finish my character interviews. Finally. And then, since it is an absolutely wonderful day to be outside, I plan to take me and Doorways to the Botanical Gardens for a few hours of fresh air. 

After the past week, I really feel like I'm getting cabin fever. I have to get out. Hmm... In fact. I might go to the Botanical Gardens even sooner. I don't know. I'm not really much of a planner. I pants through my life as much as I do through my books. I used to plot, but you can read some of my earlier posts to see how that turned out. I'm not linking to said posts for a purpose. They are a tad morose and depressing, and because my day is so happy and open, I'm not going to put that kind of damper on anyone else's day. The posts are, however, a must for those of you who wish for a bit more insight into who I am and why.

Anyway. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to write today. I want to write Doorways, but it feels as if Madame Muse isn't feeling it. But you know what? It's weekend. I'll let her play and see what happens. Maybe something great. I will let you know.

Then... This might sound strange, but NaNoWriMo is screaming at me to sign up. But I know that my exams are in that time. So I've been wondering. Any of you NaNo veterans? What is it really like to take part? Will you seriously suggest I give it a skip this year? Or do you think I'll be OK if I joined in?

What are your plans for today?


  1. My plans... editing the next chapter of my children's book, so nothing new... thought I'd help with the 100... good luck. Carole.

  2. I'm at work today. But it's pay day. So, after I finish, it'll be off to the supermarket for groceries :)

  3. Thank you very much Carol! I hope you enjoy the blog. :-)

    Pay day is awesome! Have a great day, Quinn. :-)

  4. I had Economics in school - was very afraid of it!
    My plans for today - college assignments and updating my blog.

  5. You had every right to be. Part of me is starting to shake right now...

    Good luck with the assignments!


  6. Thanks so much for joining me. Looking forward to your posts. Carole.

  7. SLEEP and FOOD and HOUSEWORK are my main plans for today ;) My courses sort of knocked everything out the window during the week.

    Oh! Nano! This year is my first year, actually. Ummm, I would say do it but don't neglect your grades (if that makes any sense). Trying is good, as long as you're ok with maybe not achieving 50k then try. Hehe, also the community is great right?


  8. Always a pleasure, Carole. :-)

    Mia I know what you mean with the courses knocking things out of the window... My flat looks like a bomb went off inside. Sigh.

    I ended up entering NaNo. As it turns out I am writing half my exams in October already. So I should be able to cope with writing and exams. Very likely I'll just take it veeeery carefully for the first few days...

  9. Yes let Madam Muse have her way she might surprise you. Good luck with the nanowriting, if it doesn't work out you've not lost anything for trying. I'm soldiering on with my pieces, but I feel I need some more 1:1 tutorship :O)

  10. I had a lovely day off too, really enjoyed doing nothing :)

    I'm still debating Nano. I do want to experience it, but time and deadlines... not quite sure yet!

    One more followers towards 100 ;)

  11. Hi Misha,
    Really liking your blog and I'm very pleased to have linked into your wonderful site. My plans for today is to see I can get to 100 folks following me by October 10, which is World Mental Health Day and my son's birthday. I'm stuck at 99.
    I note my dear friend, Carole is following your blog. 'Hi Carole' (waves)
    Here's wishing you a peaceful and positive weekend and I hope you have a 100 followers party, very soon. I'll bring balloons:-)
    In kindness, Gary.

  12. Misha--Your studies are the most important thing right now. (Sorry to sound like your mother.) Nano is great fun, but if it gets in the way of your exams or studying for your exams then you need to sit this year out or join in, but not take it too seriously...

    I hope you enjoyed your day off. :)

  13. Madeleine, that sounds like an idea. Maybe I should just continue with Doorways. If I write a few ten thousands of words, I might just be able to finish the draft by December... Hmm...

    Marieke thanks so much for the follow! I must say I'm not sure if I did the right thing, but I decided to give it a shot regardless. :-)

    Klahanie thanks so much for your lovely complement. And congrats on reaching 101 followers! Have a great Sunday. :-)

    Sharon you can sound like my mom all you like. She's an awesome lady. As it happens, I completely agree with you about NaNo. These exams are the last things in the way before I get my degree (and by extension freedom to do whatever I want). I'm not going to allow anything come between me and a pass. So... I'll write a few hundred words whenever I get the chance, and push myself to graft on the 15th. I should be able to write 4000 words a day without too much problems. Which adds to way more than 50k words. But studying for my exams will be my first priority. Thanks for commenting. :-)


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