If you haven't noticed, I did not put up any announcements about joining in on the NaNo fun that so many of my fellow bloggers are enjoying. Yeah, a part of me really wished I could do it but unfortunately deadlines with school and lots of essays still to write dictate my schedule these days. So instead I've snatched tidbits of time to sneak peeks at everyone else's posts about their progress.
Don't get me wrong. I'm very happy that so many of you have decided to do NaNo. While it's not for everyone, I found it to be a great tool for getting a story started and blasting through a first draft. I'm just feeling envious.
On another topic, I will soon be the envy of everyone else (okay, maybe not everyone but possibly a couple of you). Saturday morning, I'll be in an awesome writer's workshop with the one and only Jamie Ford!
Oh yeah, oh yeah! Even though that day is our anniversary, my loving wife has agreed to grant me two hours of non-anniversary time. Either she really understands how HUGE a fan I am of Jamie or she's planning on subjecting me to chick flicks and quality time for the rest of the day. We're a pretty boring couple though. I asked her the other night what she wanted to do for our anniversary and her response was less than earth-shattering. She just wanted to go have dinner somewhere nice.
Yep, after 18 years of wedded bliss (not every single moment mind you, but enough of them), we don't really need much from each other besides time together. And though I might make fun of my wife's choice of chick flicks at any opportunity, I guess I don't mind sitting through a Sleepless in Seattle-esque movie. After all, she puts up with my crazy writerly dreams.
I just hope when I meet Jamie, I don't stumble over my feet and make myself look like an idiot. You know how it is. You see a celebrity on television and think how awesome it'd be to meet the person, but when you're there in the flesh, all common sense seems to evaporate from even the best of us. Jamie seems to be a very down-to-earth guy though, so perhaps he'll forgive a bit of personal excitement on my part. I'm taking my copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet too, with the hope that I can beg a signature or something. I'll try to get a picture too and post it here.
Anybody else going to a workshop, meeting a famous writer, doing something we can be envious of?