NaNoWriMo Month

How is everybody doing out there during the month of NaNoWriMo? Mine is off to a slow start and I’ve been taking a much needed break because of all the events that I’ve been involved in this year. During my quiet week I had one of those moments when you’re driving in your car andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Month”

Day #1 of NaNoWriMo

There’s an hour before the first day of NaNoWriMo is over and I’m busy typing away because I didn’t want to miss getting in some writing. Yes, I’m counting blogging as writing because it’s what I can do at the moment. My fingers are sticky and stinging because I had some hot glue misses. I’veContinue reading “Day #1 of NaNoWriMo”

Things That Make You Cry

I spent last night trying not to let a steady cascade of tears pour down my face while I blew my nose. Talk about getting into a story. I finished reviewing 262 pages and had to read about losing someone to the waves of the ocean for the 3rd round of editing. I had toContinue reading “Things That Make You Cry”

End of the Month Review

When the clock strikes midnight, and NaNoWriMo ends my word count from last time hasn’t changed. I was able to create a new opening but my total ends at 19,000 words. I had the goal at 50,000 but welcome to the real life of a writer. Life and too many other projects didn’t give meContinue reading “End of the Month Review”

Get Counting

This weekend I filled up on Turkey too many times and I think I might go on an exercise binge to balance out the calories before our next holiday. The rest of the long weekend was filled with more family time and one trip to a store for a few Black Friday deals. My timeContinue reading “Get Counting”

Black Friday Writing

Ever have one of those moments when you need to decide how you’re going to roll out of bed in the morning? Well, this was my question because bought extra large Thanksgiving plates yesterday. The buffet of slow cookers filled with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and different kinds of sides filled that too large plate tooContinue reading “Black Friday Writing”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Day is finally here and we escaped the city late last night after I picked my husband up from work. I was surprised to find roads sparse. Rush hour happened without me and I was okay with that. It gets dark up here around 4:00 pm. One rapid test later, and we were onContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Bedtime Thoughts

Last night, I sat ready to blog when a sound to my right on sofa made my head turn. Quiet laughter followed as I stared at my husband’s closed eyes. He fell asleep during my 3 episode binge of a new Amazon Prime series, The Wheel of Time. His glasses were perched on his noseContinue reading “Bedtime Thoughts”

Minneapolis Holiday Exodus

Offices are beginning to empty throughout downtown Minneapolis and people are bracing themselves for travel days. Is your Turkey thawing in the refrigerator, or the bathtub? We all have our own ways of tackling the big day. Last year, I made my first crock pot Turkey because my family decided to postpone any gatherings. EverythingContinue reading “Minneapolis Holiday Exodus”

Prompts Into Action

The north this weekend was filled with mild weather and sunshine to the delight of many who anticipate a storm right before they hit the roads for holiday travels. There’s numerous stories up here of families driving through ice and snow storms on the way to Grandma’s. Our white knuckle adventures on the way toContinue reading “Prompts Into Action”

The Holiday List

Thanksgiving is next week and I’m thinking I might want to be a the Black Friday crowds next week. Do I really want to join in the frenzy this year only to wait in extremely long lines? I think I might hit a few craft sales and boutique stores for some unique finds this weekend.Continue reading “The Holiday List”

Little Piggy

This week is full of sniffles and coughs but maybe the Hallmark channel is rubbing off on my husband. He tried to get me out of bed as usual because he’s the morning person and there are some who tried to wake me in the past but they mysteriously disappeared. My family never to wakeContinue reading “Little Piggy”