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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Things to Ponder While I'm Gone and the Eastern State Penitentiary

I will be going on brief hiatus while I focus on trying to write 50,000 words this month for NaNoWriMo. I may, or may not, get the chance to post or visit your blogs, so just in case... have a great November and I guess... a Happy Thanksgiving!

While I am gone, here are some things to ponder...

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?

and...

Why do we play in recitals and recite in plays?

Oh and...

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

And if you are in Philly between now and November 3rd, be sure to check out the Eastern State Penitentiary. My family and I (just the teens and grown-ups) go ever year to Terror Behind the Walls. We have a blast every year! So, if you can go, I highly recommend it!

Have a great Halloween and a great November and to all my fellow NaNo buddies, best of luck!


See you in December!
Oh and PS, while I'm gone, if you follow my blog, please sign up to be a "follower." I love those smiling tiles. Thanks!

13 comments:

Gottawrite Girl said...

Wow. Sheri, I was just considering how to handle this very same issue... continuing with the time-monster, aka the blog? Or, wholeheartedly writing... Oy. : ) Best of luck, and let's keep each other going!

ChrisEldin said...

Go, Sheri, Go!!

I tried this last year and cannot write like that. I'm too much of a revisionist. But I admire people who can!!!

Good luck!!
:-)

Sheri said...

THanks Susan,
I don't think I can do it all, my freelancing, blogging, and the contest. I can't have the freelancing go so... Also, to tell you the truth, once I made this decision, I felt some how younger. lighter, like suddenly I have so much time on my hands...


But it will be a hard habit to break...

Sheri said...

Hey Chris!

Who knows if this will be exactly what I need or exactly what I don't need... but there's only one way to try...

I'll keep you posted..

PJ Hoover said...

Miss you already, Sheri, but I'm so excited for you to do NaNo!
And yes, I will respond to your email!
Have fun!

David Batista said...

Best of luck to YOU!

Seriously, I'm rooting for you all the way. I'm in awe of anyone who can write almost an entire novel in one month, so my hat's off to you, Sheri.

I've known many a professional writer who has taken time off from blogging when in the middle of writing a novel, so you're keeping excellent company. No need to feel bad. The rest of us will get by . . . somehow. :)

Jeanie W said...

I expect November will be a quiet month in the blogosphere - at least in the blogs I follow. I'm not planning to do NaNo, but I'll probably get more work done on my novel anyway because my blogging friends will be posting less often. Best of luck. I'm sure you'll be a winner.
See you in December.

Sheri said...

It's hard to stay away PJ... I'm not doing so well yet, but then again, it is not November 1st yet either...

Thanks so much David! I really appreciate those words of encouragement!

I thought the same thing Jeane - if there was ever a good time to take a month off, November might be it for those of us with writer blogs, anyway.

Dawn Buthorn said...

Good luck, Sheri! Even if you don't get the 50,000 words, you'll still have a lot done on your novel!

Sheri said...

Hi Dawn! And I totally agree. The word count is secondary to me.

motherx said...

Have a great time and Happy Halloween!!

Sheri said...

Hi Mother-X. I read about your trip to Westminster, even though I said I wouldn't be blogging this month. Technically, November hasn't yet begun...

tooshytostop said...

Thanks for the info! Too Shy to Stop writer Ariela Rose just did an article about the Eastern State Penitentiary. You can read the article here.

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