Hello my friends and any folks who wander on over! I am taking on two challenges for the month of November. Art Every Day Month over at Leah's Creative Every Day blog and National Novel Writing Month challenge. I did the AEDM last year and made some wonderful blog friends and I wasn't going to do it again cuz I have a project I'm really focusing on, but then I rememebered all the lovely folks I met last year, so it's on. I'm also attempting NaNoWriMo. If per chance you say huh, what it is NaNoWriMo, it's National Novel writing Month and you are supposed to write 50,000 words in the span of 30 days, yeah, kinda crazy. Last year I think I made it a day cuz I didn't plan, but this year I have something very specific I'm working on. I'll try to post every day here, but we'll see cuz there' s a birthday thrown in there,some traveling, Nov. is busy. So I will either have some sorta illustrations, drawing, or writing, or a combo. Here's a little hello I drew today.
Here's a snippet of part of my writing I've done so far for the day:
We packed up our gear and went to hit a few more spots before retiring for the evening. On the El back we sat side by side. Elias kept glancing over at me as the train rattled along. His cheeks were flushed pink from the cold night air. The only other people on the El besides us were a couple on their way to catch a flight. From the looks of it, they were staying a long time wherever they were going cuz they had a lot leather designer luggage piled around them crowding up the aisle and surrounding seats. The train smelled like a combination of sweaty feet and pickles, it was pretty gross. I studied all the rectangular advertisements that were lined up at the top of the train car. One was for a photo studio that claimed it had serviced the region for over 100 years. There was one for some sorta nutrition place and then one for some online school with a sticker slapped over it. The sticker was one of those hello my name is ones and had somebody’s tag on it in black marker. Elias kept bouncing his knee, so I put my hand on top of it so he’d stop cuz it was driving me crazy. I left my hand there prolly longer than one needed to, to stop someone’s knee from bouncing and Elias once again glanced at me, then at his knee. He took a deep breath and put his hand on top of mine. I interlaced our fingers and we sat hand and hand until we got to our stop.
This is my NaNaWriMo page HERE.