The link to my new adventure! Check that out if you are interested!
A letter to Nano:
I gave it a shot this year, albeit a kind of half attempt, but an attempt nonetheless. I will patiently wait til next year, maybe by then I’ll have some semblance of a novel to work on and not just an idea that was scattered about my brain! Thank you! See you next year!
The Author Who Wasn’t This Year.
Have a good Sunday all!
Happy Thanksgiving all! We had a good one! All is fat and happy in my household. I hope the same for you!
- A warm, clean apartment (it’s finally chilly outside!)
- A sleepy puppy to cuddle with.
- My husband and his scratchy beard.
- My funny little bird.
- The realization that all the hard and easy of this year was necessary.
- My family and my friends who are like family.
- The Pod. It gets us from Point A to Point B easily and comfortably.
- Iced sweet tea.
- An awesome boss.
- Andy (he always makes me smile!)
- This blog. It has made me understand so many things in a perspective that makes perfect sense to me.
- The lurkers, the commenters, the friends, well wishers and the rest of you who read and follow this blog. Thank you.
You may or may not know this of me, because I may or may not have mentioned it. I have read tarot cards for family, friends & strangers for the last 11 years. I have decided to take this to the next level and do it professionally, as in, my own business. My launch date is December 1st and I will post the link here as well. If you’re interested check that out.
Was a complete bust. I don’t feel bad about it, it just was. There is always next year!
I hope this day has been a good one for you all!
Last week someone in my twitter feed, who I can’t remember now posted this TED talk. I watched it twice because it really spoke to me. It also dislodged a lot of dormant thoughts inside my head and lit many a bulb in some dusty, dark corners of my heart and mind. Lot’s of “ah-ha” moments and “Yes! I understand exactly what you are talking about!” Relate, relate, relate! I did. It has prompted a journey for me to go rooting around in some older parts of myself I thought I lost, but apparently they were always there, they just need a little dusting off. At any rate, I wanted to share it.
So far I have written very little for NaNo and it really doesn’t look like I will be completing it but I have been writing and contemplating so even though it isn’t sparking a daily writing habit as I planned, it is still sparking writing! So there’s that.
Today I was handed a very large helping of Suck. It was grownup Suck too. The kind I can’t ignore and it demands to be dealt with. It gets deep in your business and strikes at the worst, most vulnerable spot and it is not going to leave anytime soon, so you might as well get comfortable with it. It’s like having hemorrhoids, bad enough that it hurts, but not bad enough to kill you. You’ll just be sitting on that doughnut thing for awhile.
On the bright side, I did not become a volatile little bomb that exploded on impact from receiving this news. For me this is a huge step. I am reactive, almost immediately and I tend to go the darkest, worst case scenario places that usually end up with me having some Freak disease or looking up the statistics on the Suck event related suicides. (No I am not going to kill myself and I am Freak disease free.) So there’s that.
Then there’s Nano.
Oh Nano, how I have let you down. I haven’t written anything since my last post. However, I am not giving up, but suffice to say I will probably not reach 50,000 words by the end of this month, you never know though, miracles happen everyday right?
So now it’s time to trudge forth and make dinner and plot my next moves for dealing with the Large Helping Of Suck.
Thanks for listening!
I had good intentions to sit down tonight and get some writing done.
I got 400 words out and I was done.
I am so exhausted and it’s making writing or concentrating or sitting in this chair difficult. It’s been a long week.
So I’m calling it.
I have a weekend ahead of me with lots of downtime and rest, which will make for good writing. I can catch up.
Stats – 400 words
45,015 more to go
24 days left.