Monday, November 30, 2009

::peers around corner::

So, I sort of deserted my good intentions to return to blogging full-force, because of the previously described NaNoWriMo adventure. But. I did it! 50,000 words in 30 days. The novel isn't finished yet, but it's definitely getting there.

In other news: my mother & I cut apart a pomegranate the other day. Just to see. It was...weird. And after the cutting took place, we had a "now what?" sort of movement because, it turns out, dealing with a pomegranate is not exactly intuitive. In the end we decided to freeze the seeds and make ice cream with them later but I'm open to suggestions. Go!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Get out the map.

As evidenced by the image in the sidebar, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. I'm writing a mystery, because writing a mystery novel is a blast and I recommend it to everyone I know. Hey, you: try writing a mystery novel. Too much fun, I tell you. Anyway, my mystery is once again set in Brooklyn, always a favorite place of mine to visit. No matter how many times I visit, though, I still occasionally need to refer to a map so that my orientation of neighborhoods is correct. I usually just Google "map of Brooklyn neighborhoods" and use the first result that pops up, until I found this animal. So cute and suitable for framing that I might just need to buy it and put it on the wall instead of relying on Google Maps for my authentication purposes.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Well, hello there.

I want to share this lovely image, which I find hopeful and compelling. By Jocelyn Nevel, whom Claire & I met last night at a Wild Goose wine tasting.

But anyway: I'm not all that thrilled about the way 2009 has turned out. There, I said it. But, it's now November and after a month or so of sulking about recent loss of job and other displeasing life circumstances, I'm determined to eek out the rest of the year with as much positivity as I can muster. And to that end, out of my half-lit apartment and back to observing the world.