Monday, 2 November 2009

Na-Nu Na-Nu

Woah there! I am officially feeling very strange. I'm at home - on a work day. I don't currently have a job. It's great!

I finished up at lunchtime today - the world is now my oyster. But right now I'm sitting at home on my own feeling a bit lost. Part of me wants to dive straight into setting myself up as a freelancer, investigating opportunities, putting out feelers... Another bit says "hey chill woman, go and hide under the duvet for an hour". Well, I confess I tried that and it lasted about 5 minutes. I am in no mood to relax. This is good. I've already written a to-do list for the rest of the week which is getting longer by the second.

I have PLANS. I am back to being me the professional internal communications expert. I'm not a part of that dull company anymore that was sucking me dry. It's amazing when you tell people you're leaving how you suddenly discover how close to going they are too, how depressed the place makes them feel, how resistant to change.

Well, enough of that now. Moving on. I'm free and tomorrow is another day. In fact, as far as I'm concerned, this afternoon is another day.

You know what else I could crack on with today? Why it is what I affectionately refer to as Na-Nu-Na-Nu - national novel writing month (NaNoWriMo - what a mouthful!). This could be the moment that my book finally sees the light of day. My characters are all packed and ready to head off on their adventures. I wrote 500 words yesterday, only another 45,000 to go! The beauty of Na-Nu is the simplicity of the concept - write a 50,000 novel in 30 days - but don't worry about how good it is - just get it out. Inner critics are bound and gagged and left at departures. Authors and characters are at the boarding gate about to head on the trip of a lifetime!

There's still a few seats left on the plane if you want to join us, though you might end up sitting next to one of my egomaniac baddies - they don't wash very often so frankly its no surprise there's a free seat (naturally though they bagsied the one by the window, being egomaniacs and all that). Before you get too excited, the Unicorns are travelling in the hold - you'd think they'd be willing to fly themselves but it's all about health & safety these days and equal rights for mythical animals...
Right I'm off to do .... exciting stuff!
PS: Did you know that Mork was originally in an episode of Happy Days? It's amazing what google can teach you...


  1. Whoah! Congrats on writing 500 words yesterday for your novel!! :) And I LOVED Mork & Mindy...did not know that about Happy Days, though.

    Happy Monday!

  2. woohooo!!! goodbye institutionalization ... welcome liberation, welcome freedom of choice, freedom to create, freedom to live!!! wishing only the bestest things for you dear lisa :)) oooo... is etsy shop opening soon???? i'm so glad you are brave enough to take this step! a lot of ppl who are in their comfort zones (or so they think) would be reluctant to get out becos they feel insecure, allowing instead the "comfort zone" to suck them dry. that is a courageous move and i'm glad you did it!!

  3. Glad you're feeling energized and good to go with NaNo! Good on you. O.K. now where is your word count? I'm waiting at the other side of the pond for you to show up, my writing buddy! ;)

  4. oh my goodness!!! I used to watch that show when I was a wee little girl...what a riot!!!

    I am starting to host some weekly giveaways pop by!! and tell all your friends too!!!


  5. Mork and Mindy, wow that was so long ago and so funny. Glad to hear you took the nano plunge. I should be writing instead of reading blogs...Oh the distractions.

  6. Oh yes... sadly I knew that tidbit you threw in at the end. ;-)

    What an exciting month and a monumental undertaking, wow! The wonderful thing is I can imagine you fulfilling this goal in a heartbeat... yes.. you're just that talented!♥


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