Saturday, November 19, 2016


November.  Can't help but translate November into NaNoWriMo month when I hear it.  What?  What is NaNoWriMo you ask?  National Novel Writing Month.  Every November thousands of people all over the world determine to write a novel of 50,000 words.  Does that sound easy?  Crazy?  Stupid?  Exciting?  Ridiculous? Yeah, it's probably all of those things.  Well, maybe not stupid.  😃

I have had many distractions since my last birthday, the big 5-0.  I've had a big loss and big life changes.  My GMG (Good Morning Girls) leadership has been just about anything but leadership.

I started an 8-week fitness program through that should have been done last week, but I lost a week during a family member's hospitalization.  And I'm still two days behind due to an illness at the very end of the program.

And I decided to dive into NaNo.  I'm writing a story that I hold dear to my heart and it scares me to write it.  It also scares me that it will be all for naught.  Yet, honing our writing skills by practice is still a good thing, is it not?  :) The fears of "what if someone reads it?" and "what if no one reads it?" hound at me.

Yet, here I am...writing.  Attempting NaNoWriMo 2016.

Here's a "widget" so I can hold myself accountable.  Eek!  Scary! 😟

Prayers appreciated for this grace-dependent girl!

Cyndie (my niece's spelling :) )

Happy NaNo

Oh!  p.s.  I have been wanting to join American Christian Fiction Writers for several years and guess what!  I joined in September.  Eek!  That too scared me.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NaNo November

November 2016 I have been typing away to hit the mark of 50,000 words in 30 days.  Today we watched as the election results came in.  I didn't get any words written for my novel.  But I did get to spend time with my husband and relax.  

Tomorrow...well, later today, after I go to bed, get up and go to work, then come home, then go to my son's football practice, then I will write :)  Oh!  dinner will have to fit in the schedule at some point too.  :)  

Tonight I pray for all of those participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for all of their family and friends who put up with the craziness that is NaNo :) 

Thank you for reading and participating in the chase of my wandering thoughts and ideas.

Ever dependent on His grace,