• 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

    And, Life Takes A Rest

    I have struggled to write this post. I think this is my third version that I wrote down, the rest have been in my head. It’s been about 6 weeks, maybe nearly two months, since I wrote a post about compassion fatigue and the struggles I was going through. I’m quite certain that I am not, and was not, the only one who struggles with that on occasion. My life has changed in so many ways since I wrote that piece and to try to put it into words is quite difficult. Or, perhaps I am making it more difficult than it has to be. On my drives to work…