The Comfort of Quitting

My niece Laura took this picture I quit. I quit trying to “win” NaNoWriMo.  Winning would have meant writing 50,000 words of a so-called novel in the 30 days of November.   I started off strong, believing that this was my “winning” year.  As of a few days ago, I have put away NaNoWriMo writing…

Some See Fungi

Some “rare” Texas mushrooms Words:  The dawn of Day Four of NaNoWriMo and I have completed a tenth of the 30-day journey of 50,000 words with a current word count at 5163. As if the voices in my head are not sufficiently taunting and belittling, Laura Miller at Salon.com opines that NaNoWriMo is a (quote)…

Words and Pictures: Day Three

Words:  Slightly ahead of pace with 3410 words.  Mood: satisfied! Picture:  This sweet daisy bloomed for about a month until 2 nights ago when the freeze seriously wilted it.  The joys of warm weather are captured in this picture, especially the joy of gardening during the warmer season. Farewell sunny daisies and fluttering butterflies! Hello…

Words and Pictures: Day Two

Coffee & General Synod 2009 “goodie bag” Words:  I have to write 1666.666~ words a day in order to “win” NaNoWriMo by writing 50,000 words in a 30-day month.  Yesterday, my first day total was 1671.  It was my day off.  Writing my quota today will be more challenging. Picture: Finding coffee at a United…