Friday, November 13, 2009

Take Your Characters from Disneyland to Yarnia

(((Warning: This page contains a bazillion links)))

Hey, did you know that you can get in free to Disneyland on your birthday in 2009? Those of you with November and December birthdays just need to register for your free pass and they will send you a voucher to print and take along on your visit. Coolio! I wouldn’t mind going there to celebrate my birthday in December! [Update January 30, 2013: This offer is no longer valid through Disneyland]

This has been a rough week, but something remarkable happened to me yesterday. I received a jar of love in the mail! It was full of paper hearts, each one holding a special handwritten message. The gift made me both laugh and cry. It certainly helped me through the tail end of this crazy week. Thank you, Claudia. Be sure to visit her Love Jars Facebook page to see her beautiful work.

My husband has been away on business. Without his help to cart the kids to their extra extra-curricular activities (no, that extra extra wasn’t a typo), along with more homework than their usual amount, I’ve fallen a bit behind in my NaNaWriMo project.

((chanting to myself)) I can still catch up. I can still catch up. I can still catch up.

While I was having doubts about my story yesterday, I reminded myself that this is not the time to be questioning my story line or doing major edits. All of that will come later. Like for instance next March during National Novel Editing Month.

In the meantime, if I could only pull myself away from looking at silly cat pictures on the Internet, I might have more time to write. My characters may put me somewhere I never expected, like in Yarnia.

funny pictures of cats with captions

On another note, a good pen is hard to find … and good writers are only as good as the pens they use. Okay, well, maybe this isn’t true anymore since many writers now use computers. However, I have always treasured a good pen.

Anyway, check out this pen, which makes me salivate:

Cross Townsend, Medalist, Selectip Rolling Ball Pen, In Polished Chrome and 23 Karat Gold Plate (505)

However, if that is beyond your budget, here is something more affordable:

Pilot G2 Fine Point Rolling Ball Blue Gel Ink Pens, 2-Pack (31032)

There is no effort involved in writing with the ideal pen. Maybe that’s something I could use right now. Or maybe I could just stop messing around and get back to work.

Read more about paper and pens at Deliberate Creations.


  1. i LOVE the PilotG2! my writing looks atrocious, but it seems to pull out the very best i have & make it look downright stylish!

  2. Thank you, Kirsten! I'll have to check that one out. :-)

  3. I was wondering if you received C's gift but didn't want to ask and spoil anything. She told me what she sent you. ♥

  4. I have never been to DisneyLand, but I LOVE DisneyWorld! That place is pure magic- I feel like I'm 8 again every time I'm there :)
    Oh my gosh, those love jars are gorgeous! I am a fan now on FB. Those are a great idea for a homemade holiday gift. I am totally doing a few this year!
    I am not so much a fan of pens, but PAPER. Ohhh my gosh, I love paper. All the different weights, prints, colors... <3 <3 <3

  5. Oh, memories of my early days of writing - before computers - and before word processing typewriters - I wrote with pen and paper. Seems unbelievable now.

    Love Yarnia! And, Love your blog - and love you!

  6. Oh I still do my writing with pen, even if I'm going to type it on the pc. There's a kind of magic that happens when pen meets the paper.

    And Love Jars always arrive at just the right time, don't they?

  7. Your Nov. 6th entry caught my eye. The birthday deal for Disney is a smart move because I think people bring other people. I like your blog.

  8. Thank you, Tom! I appreciate your comments. How did you come across my blog?