Friday, November 10, 2006

NATO, NaNo and WriRE-vised

Two weeks into the novel writing craze and I am sorely lagging behind my writing buddies. I won't offer excuses even though I have several hundred of them (in the form of spinning Peace Globes) that has captured my time and attention. Check out this wonderful article by the lovely Lizza from the Philippines, who wrote about the value of having dreams. Frank Sirianni and I are still finding Dona Nobis Pacem posts and globes all over the blogosphere.

And by the way, that is sooo cool to say. I feel like I'm in a Star Wars movie or something! Do you realize we own our own galaxy here? That means we can make our own rules - even declaring Peace on Earth.
Now see how simple that was?

We are our own Alliance!

We don't have to draw up treaties because there's only one side!

And the best part is.......NO BORDERS.

Which has become the working title for my NaNoWriMo novel.
Novel subject to interpretation and fiction slightly fudged into reality.
Well....a lot fudged.

But who's counting?

I am.

And they are.

For Pete's sake! I can't count words and globes at the same time. I only have a half a face and one hand. See?

Uh oh.
I'm gone.
I swear that picture was there this morning.


Now I have nothing to count with.
I'm in a pickle here people.

What was the question again?

Oh yes. How many words does Mimi have now.

Why, I've got so many nasty little Na-No words I've had to hire the accounting firm of Counting Cats and Kitties to keep track. They're doing a puurrfectly wonderful job.

I've got so many words I won't have to write anymore for a year or more.
Why, I've got so many words it puts one-eyed Ian and quivering Morgen and sassy Gale to shame. I know they don't have all those words!! Probably don't even have characters yet. I saw Gemmolina at the mall yesterday buying a new red teddy for that blue-eyed hunkie husband of hers. You know darn well if she's buying lingerie like that she must be burning candles in the boudouir!
I'm crossing her off my buddy list anyway.
Did you hear what she DID??!

She and that word-weilding Adrian had a War Of Words on
PEACE Globe Day.

The nerve.

And I don't know who Mo thinks he's foolin. Trying to tell people he has 10,000 words with a novel steeped in Egyptian history. We all know he was globetrotting yesterday! He blogged all about it! Give it up, Mo. We know Skeezix is really doing the writing for a big Hollywood production.

What was the question again?

Oh yes. How many words does Mimi have now.

Uhh......telephone! Excuse me, I can't talk about word counts now. It's my mother. She's hysterical. Apparently, Aunt Grace called to inform her that Papa's marbles were being sold on EBay.

I've got to go now.
How am I going to explain to my mother, who doesn't even own a computer, that dear Aunt Gracie doesn't have enough marbles to worry about said marbles and I lost mine years ago.
Marbles, that is.
Not virgin flights.

You know what I mean.

(This was a hodgepodge of silliness.)


Anonymous said...

You found me out, mims! I thought the cat costume and beanie copter hat was a great disguise, but not to get past Mimi Pencil Skirt. I should have known. (You can still get started on your NaNo, No Borders, ya know.) You united the blogosphere in a day of peace. You can do anything.

Anonymous said...

Oh Mimi! You know we'll always love you - with or without your marbles intact. ;p

Jan said...

LOL! As far as you word count goes missy, ME THINKS THOU DOES COUNT TOO MUCH!
Peace Globes over words!

By the way, how can I get me a nifty Peace Globe, and is it too late?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the mention, Mimi. :-)

The rules for our galaxy sound great! You started a good thing. No borders!

I second Gale (who's also a fantastic blogger). You can do anything!

Anonymous said...

OK, thanks Mimi, now the people who sit around me at this brand new job in a brand new city, think I am nuts I am not nuts, I do however enjoy my SPARKS OF INSANITY, as i giggle over your posting...note to self...Save Mimi writes until you get to your empty apartment....

Mimi Lenox said...

Gem...Mimi Pencil Skirt is on the case. Thank you so much for the vote of confidence. That just might get me through NaNo.

Mimi Lenox said...

Irene...Yes, dear. My marbles are definitely askew at the moment. Thankfully, I have my grandfather's to keep me sane!

Mimi Lenox said...

Jan...Thanks for visiting. No, it is certainly not too late to get a Peace Globe. Write me at the address found in my profile and I'll send you a blank one. Will gladly add it to the gallery.

I went to your site. Your shawls are gorgeous. I have a few but none as elegant as the ones you are making. I dearly love wearing them. How talented you are! I will be back to take a gander at your work. Thanks for visiting. And peace to you!
Mimi Lenox

Mimi Lenox said...

Lizza, you deserve all the recognition you can get. You are one of the most supporter bloggers I've ever seen with such a wonderful spirit. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I have lots of inspiration and ideas. Now I need 24 more hours in each day.
Love ya! Mims

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond...I would not want to be responsible for your unemployment. Sounds like you have a lot going for you at the moment. But I'm happy to keep you tickled!

R2K said...

Lol so crazy.

bud9man said...

But are you really doing a service. I mean, I go to a support group for people who have lost their marbles. You are playing with fire getting us angry. Lady, this is serious stuff!!!!

Or...I could be wrong. I have been before.

Anonymous said...

You have a lot of nerve lady. I go to a support group for pwople who have lost their marbles. WE do NOT liked to be messed with. You are taking a big chance. WAit until our next meeting.

Or I could be wrong. It has happened. Once of twice.

madd said...

Mimi..still flying high I see yea!..:)as well you should be..I love Skeezer the cat globe..he is just way too kool..and I really enjoy reading your ramblings..they are not only highly entertaining, it also serves to remind me and I am sure a rather large number out there that we are not our our own version of a Mimi ramble...:) take care my friend..peace be with you and keep flying right along with all your globes..m

Annelisa said...

Sounds like recovery back to 'normal's on track - totally crazy :-D

-love it!

ian said...

You're crazy. But in a good way. What's No Borders about?


Barb said...

I LOVE that Janna did that pic of morgan. I had asked him for Legolas(sp) and he delivered!

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