Saturday, 30 November 2013
Lessons Millie Learned in November 2013
1. I can write a 50,000 word novel in one month. Yup. With two days to spare. Check this web-site out: http://nanowrimo.org/about. If you've ever wanted to write a novel, but have lacked the gumption to do so, plan on taking this challenge next November. It will make you overcome all your fears and turn you into a writer.
2. The most important writing advice boils down to this: Just start writing. Start typing one ridiculous seeming, silly sounding word after another. There's no other way to go about it.
3. Always, always, always remember to look behind you when backing up a car, especially when it's your Grandmother's car. Enough said.
4. Don't endeavour to share a sleeping space with a large dog. You will either be smothered with his large body draped across your chest or be drowned in his slobber.
5. Dogs are just big babies, but a lot harder to pick up.
6. Everything costs a lot more money than I would have imagined. It's kind of depressing, actually.
7. The French word for "sun" is "soleil." I'm so glad I have a five year old niece who can teach me French. What a good girl to have around!
8. Keurig coffee makers are awesome as are the cappuccinos and white hot chocolate you can make in them. Minimal effort for maximum deliciousness.
9. As Olivia and I wandered around the grocery store, today, looking for some special food to celebrate finishing our novels, I learned that I've kind of grown out of the excitement of junk food. All we could muster up was some chocolate pudding, chips and cheese salsa. How blaise we have become! (Blaise is a word, right?)
10. Norland College, a famous nanny school in England, actually offers a course in car seat fitting. Any one who has ever struggled through getting those stupid seats actually securely fastened in a car would heartily concur that this is a wonderful idea.
Did you have a educational November? Comment and let us know!