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Thursday, November 14, 2013

NaNoWriMo Update, More Turkey Sketches

Hello everyone! I'm nearly to the halfway point for NaNoWriMo; I'm currently at 22,578 words (still need to do my writing for today). 


I've been continuing with my turkey sketches as well, so here's the next batch for you to enjoy!

"Wild turkeys can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. On the ground they can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour. Domesticated turkeys usually weigh too much to be able to fly. Their weight is about twice the weight of a wild turkey." (http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_facts/Turkeys.htm)
"Turkeys like to listen to music, especially classical, and will often sing along!" (http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org/learn-3/factory-farmed-animals/turkeys/)
"[Turkeys] have a field of vision of about 270 degrees and are able to see in color. They can see movement almost a hundred yards away. They don't see well at night." (http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_facts/Turkeys.htm)
[sketch based off of first photo from here: http://littlebitsofgreen.com/article/a_new_thanksgiving_tradition/]
"[Turkeys] have a poor sense of smell, but a good sense of taste." (http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_facts/Turkeys.htm)
[sketch based off of this photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151966007245569&set=a.10151965989580569.1073741857.25267825568&type=3&theater]
"Male turkeys have black, hairlike feathers on their breast called beards. Some female turkeys have them too." (http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_facts/Turkeys.htm)
[sketch based off of this photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151966007230569&set=pb.25267825568.-2207520000.1384316201.&type=3&theater]

"The bare skin on the throat and head can change color from flat gray to shades of red, white and blue when the turkey becomes distressed or excited." (http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_facts/Turkeys.htm)
[sketch based off of this photo: http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org/2013/05/nutmeg-the-turkey/]

And to bring this short post to an end, here's a little photoset which I like to call "Mystery and the Art of the Blurry Close-Up."




Peace. :)

6 comments:

  1. I am so impressed with your dedication to NaNoWriMo! How awesome!! I wish I could write a novel in a year. I do not know how people hammer one out in one month! SO SO much power to you! And you're still maintaining the blog, sketching, and having QT with Mystery. How do you manage?! Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina! It was so nice to read your encouraging comment this morning! Hahaha, every time I sit down to write, I grump to myself, "I don't feel like writing," but once I start typing, I can usually get into the flow of it quite easily & then it doesn't take too long to get the daily word count goal done. :)

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    2. That's awesome!! I struggled with vegan mofo, so NaNoWriMo would be a stretch for me! Do you write general fiction or do you write a specific genre like mystery or romance or scifi?

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    3. Yeah, my first time doing Vegan MoFo and NaNoWriMo (2010), both took place during November, so that was a major stretch! I usually write general fiction (this one, though, is more specifically young adult).

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    4. WOW. November 2010 must have been busy! That is seriously an accomplishment! Best of luck wrapping up over the next few days :)

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    5. It was indeed busy! Thanks! :)

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