Monday, November 03, 2008

Please Pass The...WHAT?

I had a great, albeit too short, weekend. Saturday was spent at a booksigning that took place at a local mall. Much fun was had by the five writers/authors in our group, even though we started the day by having lunch at a rather curious place. The restaurant we ate at featured a menu where every plate was 475 calories or less. Great! However, there wasn't a pat of butter to be had in the whole joint. They don't stock it, cook with it or serve it.

My dislike was immediate. I almost don't trust a restaurant that doesn't use butter. Granted, the food was really good. I just couldn't get past the butter thing.

I made up for that on Sunday afternoon when Hotrod and I indulged in the chili and cornbread I'd made for lunch. Mmmm...boys and girls, I can cook. Just saying. I also finished one book and started another. I am pushing really hard to make that 50 book year end total.

My one and only major goal this month? Write "The End" on my WIP. That means approximately 133 pages. Very doable. No NaNo, no fast draft, just regular writing. Any of you doing NaNo? Any other big monthly goals?


  1. Julia Child used to say, "If you're afraid of butter, use heavy cream."

    If I were smart, I'd be doing NaNo, but since the editor won't officially be signing off on the proposal for book 2 until the middle of December, I don't think it's gonna work.

  2. No butter?! Feh. Did they at least have margarine? I can't cook without one or the other.

    I'm not doing NaNo, but I have committed myself to writing 50K words this month. I have about that much to go on my WIP and I really want to have this one done by the end of the Nov. If not the WIP, I'll get some words in on a couple other things I've been playing with. It's all good. =o)

  3. NO butter? Those Nazis. :(

    Goals? Gee, I'd like to plot and have atleast two chapters done of a new story. No NaNo. But I might do a little FD challenge with the crit partners.

  4. What a great goal Kristen. Good luck and as for that restaurant I have my suspicions.

  5. Yep, you can def. get 133 pages done!
    Also, I wouldn't trust a restaurant without butter. Yuck.

  6. Great. Now I'm starving for hot cornbread and melted butter.

  7. I KNEW you would blog about the butter, or lack of it. I had no doubt. It was that or the Rapunzel hairpieces. (We're going back. I want one.)

    In defense of the butterless restaurant, they were generous with the cheese. And we had a waiter who wanted to be a poet.

    Butter or not, I had a blast.

    I am really, really, really trying to do a fast draft right now. I'm on p. 46 of WIP and want to be at 200 by month's end, so not even *that* fast. We can do this!

  8. You can TOTALLY do that. I have faith in you. Get to work. ;)

    No butter? My goodness what is wrong w/ those people.

    I am thisclose to finishing a 90k single title. Then I must revise, revise, revise. That's my goal for the month.

  9. Apparently they don't cook from Paula Dean's recipes! If I have bread, I better have butter.

    As for NaNo, yes. Thanks to Laura's last post I'm going to push myself to do it with my latest WIP. I know I can pull paranormal into this one!

    Best of luck on your 133 pages. You'll fly through them and leave the rest of us wondering if "The End" will ever come.

  10. I would have run to a nearby store and got some butter!!