December 4th, 2009


Green Room - Week 6 - Day 5

This is the part of stage 1 of an Idol season when real life starts hitting the hardest. People start getting busy with holiday plans and family issues and the next thing you know they either have to drop, or they get distracted.

Compared to December, NaNoMo is nothing. It's a big part of why we have the "byes" in place, to get you through this time of the year.

It's one of the reasons why I really like having Idol start out over these months, because if you can keep your focus now, with all the potential problems and issues that you need to deal with, it bodes well for you being able to do it in the future when things get tighter and there are other types of distractions. And of course it means you are more likely to see just how much you can manage to pull off when you put your mind to it.

That said, RL does take priority, and we have to say goodbye to another contestant today. You never know who it is going to be next, and I don't think any of us were really expecting to be saying goodbye to her quite so soon: foolishfiddler has left the building. (Well, the competition, she's still going to be around to read!) But that is how the ball bounces sometimes and what makes December so challenging for people.

So, sorry to see you go - and everyone else - congratulations at getting one more space closer to winning this thing! :)


But you can't "win this thing" without continuing to submit entries! So you might as well head on over to and submit yours, and make sure your favorites have theirs in as well!! (or find a new favorite. I think in any given week *someone* is going to end up completely surprising you. Especially as the numbers dwindle and more people find the time to read more of a selection.)


I'm pretty sure my cat is turning off my alarm. If anyone has evidence of this please let me know so that I can use it when I put her on trial!! Cat trial!! (that should be a TV show. Like a People's Court, but with cats)