• Writing

    No One Loses NaNoWriMo

    Any long time reader of this blog knows I love NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know what that is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and happens every November. Each year for the past 4 years, I have awaited November, more or less, eagerly. Until this year that is. It wasn’t that I didn’t have stories to write. In fact I’d spent some time working with a story that I’m quite excited about still. It wasn’t that I didn’t have companions to go on this journey with me. TC Wrimos is an active group and within driving distance. We tend to meet up throughout the year for this alone.…

  • Life

    A Final Thought on the Close of November

      One final quote for November: “Each day provides its own gifts.” Marcus Aurelius As with gratitude, I often forget to look for the good things in each day. I have come to believe in the ordinary moments of life becoming the most important. Therein lies the gifts. I hope you can see the gifts in your own life. Angela P.S. NaNoWriMo ended successfully. I was able to validate a couple of days ago. Thank you for your thoughts and support.

  • Sundry Posts

    A Return to Writing Includes Searching For Balance

    Searching for Balance I’ve returned to writing and the hectic pace I’ve had in the past. I have something “writerly” planned for nearly every weekend in October. November marks NaNoWriMo so that month is full and also begins the holiday season. In the meantime, I am deep in the middle of a marketing class. Whew! I’m tired already. And, therein lies the search for balance. It would be easy for me to look at my plans for the next several months and let my anxiety overwhelm me. It’s happened before, hence the unexpected hiatus from writing. Unfortunately, keeping myself from being overwhelmed is often on my mind as I strive…