Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday's Top Ten

In honor of all NaNo participants ... the top ten ways to write a first draft:

10. On your knees

  9. In a tree

  8. Buzzed by bees

  7. With a pet

  6. On a bet

  5. In a car

  4. At a bar

  3. With a pen

  2. Or full of gin

And the #1 way to write a first draft:

  1. Any way - you finish, you win!

Congrats to all NaNo participants!



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47 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Channeling Dr. Seuss this morning?
Signing up!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I can't believe today is the last day of November! Where did the year go????

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wait, already signed up!
It's still early...

Em-Musing said...

Congrats on finishing, and you list made me smile. Oh, and I signed up.
Have a great weekend.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

The good Dr. would be proud. Fireworks, confetti, brass bands and cake to you for finishing. Hip Hip...hooray!!!!!!

Clarissa Draper said...

You could be Dr. Seuss!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Full of gin - LOL!

DEZMOND said...

in a tree? Would squirrels and woodpeckers allow me in? :)

Laura Eno said...

Dr. Seuss does NaNo! Excellent. :)

Linda G. said...

Huh. #2 could make it interesting...

L.G.Smith said...

I may have to try a few of those. :)

Tracy Jo said...

Love it. Happy Friday!

Susan Oloier said...

Very cute! Makes me want to break out the Dr. Seuss this morning.

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - Welcome to my world :)

Stina - I don't know. Too fast.

Em-Musing - Cool ... on everything :)

Delores - I didn't participate in NaNo, but so many did. So we'll just pass on your celebration for them :)

Clarissa - He seems to come visit every so often - LOL!

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* You're too funny. I've got 40 words left to write... I think I'll make it.

J. A. Bennett said...

Cute! Does this mean you're writing picture books now? ;)

Johanna Garth said...

That was so awesome! You made me Friday smile :)

VR Barkowski said...

Love Dr. Suess! Great way to start the weekend. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Diane - That was my favorite line :)

Dezmond - If you have the password :)

Laura - High concept, LOL!

Linda G - That's what I thought.

L.G. - Good luck!

Gwen Gardner said...

HaHa! Especially loved the "gin"! A little boost to help out creativity. Thanks Carol:)

LR said...

Ooh I love this! At a bar and full of gin is always wonderful! :)

And seriously, cough, you're right: even just finishing is a big deal.

Have a great weekend

Carol Kilgore said...

Tracy Jo - Happy Friday back!

Susan - Go for it...he won't mind :)

Hart - I think you're right. You probably already wrote them. Then again, perhaps you're waiting until 11:55 tonight, LOL!

J.A. - Oh, no. I'm not smart enough to write picture books.

Johanna - Awesome!

Julie said...

How cute! Thanks from a grateful NaNoer! I definitely used #7 and now I kind of wish I had also gone with #2 haha.

Happy weekend!

CATachresis said...

Now I know where Dr Seuss got his MO from!! :) #2 is mine! ;)

Carol Kilgore said...

Julie - I'm impressed by all of you. Congrats on finishing. You would have had to share #2 with Clancy :)

CATachresis - LOL! We'll share :)

M Pax said...

Signed up. Woot! I'm always writing with cats. although, they've abandoned me at the moment.

Helena said...

I like Numbers 2 and 4 the best. There was no way I could participate in NaNoWriMo, so I'm really impressed with everyone who did.

Jeff Hargett said...

That's the problem with first shift jobs that keep you from bloghopping until evening. People like Alex beat you to making perfect Dr. Seuss comments.

Carol Kilgore said...

M Pax - Cool :) Cats are like that.

Helena - Same for me, both on my faves and on NaNo.

Jeff - Alex is definitely a morning person.

Christine Rains said...

*LOL* Loved it! Have a wonderful weekend.

Jemi Fraser said...

In a fog! That's how I feel!! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Christine - Thanks! You, too.

Jemi - In a fog or On a Log :)

creativewritingintheblackberrypatch said...

Sounds like you could write a rhyming picture book :o) I finished PiBoIdMo with 30 picture book ideas!

Carol Kilgore said...

Janet - Oh, no. I'm not smart enough to write a picture book. I just like Dr. Seuss :) Congrats on your 30 ideas!

Medeia Sharif said...

Loved the rhymes. I didn't participate, but I'm proud of the NaNo participants.

Carol Kilgore said...

Medeia - Thanks. Same for me with NaNo.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww!!! I still have some gin leftover!! Yay! Take care
x

Carol Kilgore said...

Old Kitty - Leftover gin? I'll be right there :)

Nas said...

Your list is hilarious! But yes, congrats to NaNo finishers!

Carol Kilgore said...

Nas - Yay!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Very cute.

Carol Kilgore said...

Charmaine - Thanks! Nice to meet you.

Ciara said...

LOL, I hit the down page button by mistake and was like, WHAT?!
I caught, on your knees, in a car, at a bar. LOL
I'm headed to sign up for your cover reveal. How exciting!!

Missed Periods said...

I vote for in a bar!

Carol Kilgore said...

Ciara - I almost spewed coffee! Thanks for signing up :)

Missed Periods - Works for me!

Melissa said...

I'm glad I'm following you by email now. I won't miss stuff like this anymore. hahaha xD

Carol Kilgore said...

Melissa - Cool! And thanks for showing me how :)