Aww. Didn’t get the spiffy Rogue figurine. Vaguely annoying, in that I was outbid by $.01, but I took up ‘s advice of “bid what you’re actually willing to pay and forget about it until the auction is over” some years ago and have yet to be actually displeased with the results, so. :)

It was a wonderously foggy morning this morning. I’m hoping it’ll be the same tomorrow so I can go out and take peektures. I’m taking tomorrow off whether the book is done or not, so peekture-taking would be splendid. Especially as I seem to have run out of kitsnaps photos, though I suspect I’ve got some waiting to be posted…

Rather inspired by ‘s discussion of adopting newbies on NNWM, I just went and posted the following on the NNWM boards; if you are a, or know of any, NNWM newbies, perhaps it’ll be

Huh. Okay. Here we go.

I am not a newbie. My sixth published novel will be out in December, in fact; I do this professionally. I write urban fantasy under the name C.E. Murphy and spy/romance novels under the name Cate Dermody. You can find more information about me at my website,, so I’ll just leave it at that.

Here’s the deal. I’m not wading through thirty-five pages of “pick me, pick me!”. If you’d like me to be your mentor, convince me. I want an application. Send me a private message (at ce_murphy on the NNWM boards) telling me:

– who you are
– what you write
– why you want to do NNWM
– what your writing goals are
– why I should choose you to mentor

I’m taking this seriously. I don’t want to hear from people saying “OMG OMG OMG I don’t even know what to WRITE!” I don’t have time for that. Come to me with a plan and convince me that you’re the person I should help work through plot kinks, writing blocks and edits.

-Catie, who, perhaps despite the tone of this message, is not actually a harridan :)

It’s been colder than a titch’s wit in here all day. Makes going back to the keyboard to work seem extra dismal. But I’m pretty sure this chapter (the same one from yesterday) will prove to be the last one, and I probably don’t have more than 3000 more words on it, or, y’know, worst case scenario, 5000 (in which case I may not finish it today), but yeah, no point in putting off the inevitable.

-goes off, rather cheerfully-

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  1. I’m on the edge of deciding whether I will try to do Nanowrite. The concept interests me, but I hate the month.

  2. The thing about writing is that there is no more convenient or less convenient time to do it. :) (Just got your PM, btw. :))

  3. Me tooo! It was such a cool Rogue, and I’ve never seen it before! But oh well, what can you do? :) *hugs*!

  4. That was just one of many that’re popping up on eBay, as always happens with female action figures (as they’re invariably shortpacked). Do a search for “X-treme Rogue” and there’s even one with a Buy-it-Now price under your top bid. ^_^

    Evil, but enabling!

  5. Yup! A very unnaturally-colored and probably plastic evil, but a cheerful one, at least!

  6. But November is a particularly less convenient time than most for me. Followed, possibly, by December. Or maybe December would be even worse, I dunno, I’ve never tried to cram 50,000 words into December. At least by December the craft fairs I do are over, so no more frantic knitting and sewing and such… just Christmas presents to make is all, by that point. See, I get paid for knitting- I don’t get paid for writing. Therefore, it is extremely difficult for me to sacrifice my November “work” time in order to write. And this year, with a baby to further shorten my “free” time… bleck. I doubt I’ll get anywhere near 50K.

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