Hurrah and Phew!! Today I reached my NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in a month. And I am, apparently a winner! Just like everyone else who made it to 50K words. My story is not finished, I was bulking up what I thought was the end but wound up adding yet another problem to be solved. But now that I can actually edit the thing instead of madly writing, looks like it will either be a new cool addition to the novel or axed and I’ll finish the actual story in less than 50K words.
I may post it here in serial form if I get some requests… anyone interested in reading a first attempt sci-fi novel? The hubby said he liked it, but hey, he is the hubby. Though I do trust his honesty…. well, you’ll have to judge for yourself.
In addition to my mad writing skills, I took a mandala workshop too. So, in honor of that, here are the exercises in order as we worked through them:
Day 1, seeing circles and learning about the mystery of the circle! Medium: twist crayons
This was a cool exercise in going round and round… I inadvertently made an eye in the middle! My text above says, once seen, it could not be un-seen. There I am, on the inside looking out.
Day 1, continued. The magic of circles… interesting geometrical facts… like how the radius applied to the circumference creates 6 segments that make other interesting shapes when you connect the lines. Medium: Sharpie Markers and colored pencil.
Day 2, we moved on to lotus shaped mandalas. Fun!! Wish you could see the copper colored ink. Medium: Sharpies and copper ink.
Day 3 was a self exploration using collage. Never my favorite medium, but the point was to cover up our affirmations that were written below the images. No thinking allowed…. a good exercise for me! Sometimes I need to shut it down or shut it up. My brain, that is. Medium: pencil, magazines and matte medium.
Day 4, just finished. A Hamsa…. not exactly a mandala, but a wonderful pattern of protection. Also a fun exercise. Medium: Prismacolors, water color pencils, Sharpies.
Day 5…. well, I think I ‘ll save that for the next post. Always leave ’em wanting more, said the hubby. Not that he said it first, but still, a very good idea. 🙂