Mission Possible

National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is in full swing! This is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a new manuscript in the month of November. Some writers modify this challenge to finish novels or even several projects. This is my intent this year. I have two novels that need finishing (I hope for … Continue reading Mission Possible

Moving and Back to Writing

I’ve been missing in action lately. I apologize. We are moving. In fact, we’ve been moving over the course of the last three weeks, and we still have more moving to do. This explains my absence. I know, excuses, excuses.We now live 200 miles south of our previous address, and the unpacking and searching for … Continue reading Moving and Back to Writing

Plate Spinning

Projects. How many spinning plates are you holding? Sometimes, I think I have too many, but I tire of one project and move on to another. What about you? Some people think that having too many means you’ll never finish one. That’s a possibility for sure. Perhaps I should schedule a project for each day … Continue reading Plate Spinning

End of National Poetry Month

The end of National Poetry Month is tomorrow. Writing poetry every day with several friends this month has brightened my life. I have hardly missed a day of writing all year, but writing with friends is so much more enjoyable. Have you been writing poetry this April? Would you like to share? I’d love to … Continue reading End of National Poetry Month

Write Poetry with Me

Tomorrow is the start of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), so I’m getting this post out early. As usual, I am taking up the challenge. Last year was the starting point for a series of books I’ve been writing called A Poetic Journey. The sixth book is in the writing stages now. Each book comprises … Continue reading Write Poetry with Me

Meet Chester

Meet Chester, my first snowman. While on vacation in Arkansas, it snowed a good four inches, and my sister-in-law Karry and I had a blast building Chester. He is sporting my scarf and my mom’s black hat. Having never built a snowman, it surprised me how much work it turned out to be. Lots of … Continue reading Meet Chester

Grateful

Life is full of difficulties and delights. Dreary days can become cheery days, and even serendipitous days can become sad ones. In November, as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) progressed, I experienced some of these moments. Kudos to ProWritingAid who provided a wonderful place to record progress, find regions and communities, and buddies for the … Continue reading Grateful