Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's Over 20,907 Words

Okay, I've declared the writing over for me. The word count stands at 20,907 and, interestingly enough this morning I wrote 222 words. How's that for a neat coi-inki-dink? I figured that was the universe's way or my higher self's way of saying, "Stop already, it's over. You did good".

I'll be glad to start posting here more regularly again. I've missed it, and had even started a few entries only to scrap them once I'd let off steam. They weren't particularly interesting, even to me. Why bother? Also, it felt like energy I needed for my other stuff was being syphoned off into this whiney voice and I didn't want to spread that around. Sort of like having a cold and passing on germs, I guess.

We still don't have DSL. Poo on SBC/AT&T. Comcast modem is supposed to arrive tomorrow though the computers are not yet ready. I need to take a trip to Office Depot...maybe tonight after work.

Friday, November 24, 2006

How the Universe Works

Point your nose in the right direction and the universe will help you to move right along. Our DSL is down. I needed to get cracking on what I’ve done channeling for the NaNoWriMo project. Guess what? Surfing the old fashioned way just does not appeal to me. It takes forever for web pages to turn and pictures to load. I’m just not used to that anymore. So? I’m being super productive this weekend. I got 1,000 words done yesterday and another 1,000 today. About. Just sort of rounding it off. Total channeled/written for NaNoWriMo sits at 18,386 right now.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Writing Away

I got up early again this morning. I’d forgotten how I really work better keeping “Writer’s Hours” which for me are to work while everybody is still sleeping. I put on the headphones and zone out on my brain wave altering music by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson. My current favorites are the Delta wave stuff. All of them work fine, but I tend to reach for that first. Funny, you would think that something along the lines of Alpha would work better for me with the channeling, but the Delta stuff is just fine.

Actually, years ago the best stuff I found to listen to while I was working on “the Stone” which was my murder mystery, swash buckling, horror, romance, three hanky tear jerker novel presently under my bed, was a subliminal tape designed to get a person to lose weight. I didn’t lose any weight then, but it surely did jump start my creative batteries. I never really understood how that worked. All I know is it did.

Anyway, word count is at 15,833 this morning. I’m about 5,000 in the hole as far as what I’d wanted to do and found that to be slightly discouraging for awhile. However, I’m working at it most every day. And, although I’m only getting between 500 and 800 out at any one sitting it’s more than nothing. I’m finding that I need to rethink what I consider to be “good work” and what I consider to be “slacker performance”. It will all come together in the end. It’s good training for me and I think I would like to continue this mode of writing and channeling for a good long while after the end of November rolls up.

If you think about it, if a person were to just write 500 words every day. Every single day to take half and hour to 45 minutes to write at the end of a year they’d have more than 180,000 words. That’s pretty decent.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Blog Rolling

Wow. Over time I have accumulated a whole bunch of blog/websites in my BlogRoll. Lots. And, the only order there was that they were alphabetical. Otherwise, cooking blogs were right up there beside writing blogs. I wanted to categorize them, but I hadn’t wanted to spend the money…until yesterday. I went to BlogRolling to upgrade so I could make categories and come to find out now ALL services are available to the free level members. Holy Rat Shit, Batman!

So far, I’ve got two categories to separate folks into. I’m thinking on the others I want to create. Which sort of moves me into that area of, “Maybe I need to make another blog?” God, what have I unleashed? Well, other people have lots of blogs. I’ve got 3 of them already. I’ve got a lot of interests. I’m thinking beading blog…I’m thinking cooking blog…(Maybe after I’ve lost weight)…and, maybe a weight loss blog. Who wants to read about a fat psychic? Anyway, I’m sort of busy this month with the NaNoWriMo stuff (14,621 words this morning).

A Dream I Had

This is from my journal: Just a quick note. I want to conserve my writing energy for the Thing I’m channeling for NaNoWriMo. It’s 2:47 am. I went to bed at 7:30 last night. Enough sleep and up to write. Writer’s hours. I awakened from a dream. Coming from university again. Walking with a girl toward our digs. Talking to her and said something like I wanted to have a few minutes to read over my English notes. Military. Naval. Then, lying in bed with dogs and cats all around. I said to one of the cats, “It was always more interesting when Mama Cat was around.” She said to me, “Yeah, she was our leader. We always followed her and she found neat things for us to do.” I was talking to her daughter, but it didn’t seem that it was either Samantha or Mattie.

Then, an Airedale terrier lay on the bed and stretched. I rubbed him. And, another dog was within reach. I reached up to pet a cat sitting on a window sill away from the dogs. There were kids all over the place. The mother stood at the kitchen sink and as the two husbands came in the door I thought to myself how young they all looked. The one husband went to kiss his wife and I noticed that his hair was different, shorn on the one side and curly dark locks on the other. I thought how things had changed in the military. And, she said announcing to all that if we got up then and got ready to leave we’d be in East Oookem by noon. There was another place name that she said. This was a British place and British place names. I wonder if there is an Oookem? I was thinking that I was to be included with the group leaving.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

13,915 words

You know, I do this to myself. When they ask me what I’m doing these days I tell people I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. Then, they want to know what I’m writing. Letting the cat out of the bag (with me, anyway) is a sure fire way of jinxing the entire operation. Especially, when I say that I’m channeling the work. What? Then, I need to go into the explanation of what that is. Why do I do this to myself? I don’t need the aggravation at this point. I’m already 4,000 words in the hole. Yikes. Anyway, posts to these blogs are going to be short and infrequent over the weekend because I’m busy. Word count this morning is: 13,915

Friday, November 17, 2006


I thought to mention that I'm at 13, 582 on my word count for NaNoWriMo It's not what I'd hoped to do, but making allowances for my boil, which is healing, and back ache which is better, I figure it's not bad. I just did 1,000 words this morning. I'm looking to the weekend to get caught up somewhat. I'm pleased with what's been done so far. I also had the opportunity to make a cameo appearance myself this morning in what was channeled. Whether that stays or not is debatable...but, I personally got some good work done for me.

That's one of the major benefits of channeling. You have the opportunity to do your own work and have somebody help you with it too. It's why I wanted to do this in the first place. I didn't want to be hieing myself off to psychotherapist and psychic alternately paying out the big bucks for the rest of my life. Do it yourself...that's my motto. Some guide just made a crack about learning dentistry. I do draw the line, bud.

Anyway, upbeat this morning and need to go get ready to go to work.

It's Friday!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I'm Not Writing

The creative juices sort of dried up today as far as the program goes. I was however, able to channel a bit off topic and posted it to the Learn to Channel blog and wrote a pissy little piece to post to The Psychic Vents. Then, not to be undone, I figured to be fair I ought to post something here even if it isn’t anything of real importance to anybody in the world. How’s that for blah?

Well, I could let everybody know how the boil on my back is coming along. It is healing, but it sure looks gross. To point out what a very loving and attentive husband DeeDude is he did not even recoil in horror when I’ve asked him every day to tell me how it is doing. If it is appropriate (he uses his judgment because I can’t see the damn thing) he works at squeezing the pus out of it. Now, isn’t that gross? It does hurt like hell. But, I cannot stand the thought of having this thing on my back. It’s like an alien has imbedded itself under my skin (a channeling funny for you, somebody just said, “Watch out.” ….LOL) to grow and be something that swallowed Cincinnati.

I read on the internet today all sorts of cautionary notes about squeezing boils, except, it’s not hard anymore because I have been using hot, moist compresses a lot and I think the antibiotics are working. It eventually melts. I fully expect this sucker to be healed by the end of next week. I hope it doesn’t go any longer than that.

The bummer about this is folks with diabetes are prone to getting boils. My first experience was many years ago maybe a year or so before I was officially diagnosed with diabetes. They kept saying, “Use antibacterial soap, quit wearing tight clothes, use wet, hot compresses.” And, that year I must have had 10 of them. I was so miserable. It was horrid. I stopped calling the doctor about them. They never did give me any antibiotics. I should have been more forceful. Note to anybody with a boil: Do not pick at it unless you plan to totally disregard what wiser heads have to advise about them. A totally mind blowing cautionary note I read this morning about them were about boils on your face. Pick at them and you tempt brain damage. What? What? Okay, it’s on my back. It’s not on my face.

But, I don’t feel very good. And, the momentum to write serious stuff, stuff for my project at NaNoWriMo is just not there. So, I’m blogging instead. At least that’s sort of useful.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Write Every Day

I don’t know if he still does this, but there was a time when Stephen King would write every single day of the year except for Christmas, his birthday and the Fourth of July. If ever I wanted to have an idol it would be him. I love the way he writes. I love that he kept trying even after he’d gotten rejection after rejection. I love that he came from humble circumstances. He’s an ordinary guy. He’s done an extraordinary thing.

He scares the crap out of me, but he is also the reason why I am a channel now. I OD’d once on his novels. And, after that the weird psychic stuff started happening. And, here I am today.

But, if you need somebody to help you over the rough spots in your own path of creativity pick somebody who is working in the field of your heart’s desire and pattern your own work or the way you work after them. And, if he can show up every day to work, so can I.

NaNoWriMo word count this morning is 9,988, still real close to my goal of 1,000 words a day.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Writer's Hours

I wondered how I was going to do so much writing/channeling for the month of November for NaNoWriMo.  I’m getting up an hour or so earlier.  I awakened shortly after 4:00 this morning.  I’ve channeled now for an hour and count wise it’s an additional 850 words.  Not bad.  I need a break.  Total count so far is 8,210 words.

I have found that I just can’t sit here and write the way I used to which was a credible 4,000 words a day.  I wasn’t working in those days.  Interestingly, I devoted a month to working Tony Robbins Personal Power Program once and took that 4,000 words a day up to 20,000 words a day.  A day.  It was all journal work.  But, it was pretty incredible.  I just wanted to see if I could do it.  I could.  But, that was years ago.   It was also interesting how doing the exercises in that course ended up pushing a lot of my buttons.  It was painful, but ended up being the best thing I could do.  I was propelled into a lot of inner growth and inner emotional healing.  But, that’s okay.  Now I know how to do it.

Though, writing and channeling are intertwined, they are two different things.  I’m actually more comfortable sitting here and writing this than I am with channeling.  I wait upon my guides to say something with the channeling and try to put a sock in my mouth while they say it.  Sort of.  It’s difficult to stay out of their way with what they say.  Sometimes, if what they are saying makes me edgy I’ll lose track of what they are saying just because I’m nervous or anxious about it.  Not that they say weird things like the world is going to end or anything like that.   What happened this morning to sort of wind up our session was they started saying nasty comments about critics.  Excuse me?  What?  That just busted the whole thing up.  Now, did they do that on purpose to make me take a break or did they really intend to say it?  I’ve left it in the piece.  Maybe later as I go back during the editing process where I find all the rampant spelling mistakes I usually make when I’m channeling with my eyes closed they’ll be amenable to changing what they said.  

I don’t know.

It was weird.

Maybe I’m tired.  I can lay down for half an hour before I need to get ready to go to work.  This is hard for an old lady like me.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

My Husband's New Book

Dennis and his friend Eric's new book is available on Amazon and, probably, in your neighborhood bookstore. Check out San Francisco in Photographs

Weekend Progress

Did a nice bit of channeling this morning to the tune of 1,400 words.  Not bad.  I might do some more later on today.  I’ve scaled back what I’m asking of myself now.  I wasn’t in shape to do this at all, as I’ve discovered.  So, rather than be upset with myself I’m taking my friend’s advice and just scaling it all back some.  So, instead of 50,000 words I’m aiming for 30,000 words by the end of the month.  That works out to 1,000 a day which is manageable.  I expect that on the weekends I’ll be able to get more done.  And, I feel a whole lot better about the whole thing.  They ought to have a NaNoWriMo warm up in October to get folks used to writing.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

First Progress Report

I built a way cool spreadsheet this morning to keep me on track with NaNoWriMo. The last column, the telling column, is titled, “Just How Far In the Hole Are You?” Right now I am sitting at 2,694 words in the hole. That’s just for today. I’m getting about 900 words a session and my back is not, I repeat, not in shape for this. In a week or so I’ll think about getting a widget installed to track progress.

I did some Tai Chi this morning hoping that will gently bring it all back into some sort of order. If things haven’t improved in a couple of weeks I’m going to ask for a referral to physical therapy and see if they can’t recommend a few exercises for me to do so that my back doesn’t hurt so much.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Just Started

Working away on the channeled work.  Not sure that this qualifies for the NaNoWriMo goal of writing a novel, but have in my heart reconciled myself with it.  What are rules but to be broken?  I’ve written 2,224 words so far.  Hey, there’s that 222.  Interesting.  Anyway, the guides are addressing creativity.  I don’t know where it will all end up.  In any case, it is interesting and it is a push for me to sit still long enough for them to speak on stuff.  Speak on Stuff.  Now, that’s nice and articulate.  I think I’ll go to work and crunch numbers.