NaNoWriMo Is Coming! 10-3-2017

I just realized NaNoWriMo is just around the corner.  Anybody planning to participate?

I have participated the last two years, but have never finished a novel. To be honest, I get so drawn into things in the outside world I freeze on the inside. Last year I was bogged down in the medicine fiasco and the year before my Aunt was in the hospital.

Sadly, I let myself be intimidated.

This year, I am better prepared. I have two unfinished novels from which to choose. Not just two, of course, but two from the previous Novembers.

This doesn’t mean I won’t panic and think either is (or both are) trash, but here’s hoping.

How do you center yourself in order to keep writing?

Word Of The Day 7-5-2017


quix·ot·ic \kwik-ˈsä-tik\
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  1. :  foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially:  marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action



hopeful or romantic in a way that is not practical




Did You Know?

If you guessed quixotic has something to do with Don Quixote, you’re absolutely right. The hero of the 17th-century Spanish novel El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (by Miguel de Cervantes) didn’t change the world by tilting at windmills, but he did leave a linguistic legacy in English. The adjective quixotic is based on his name and has been used to describe unrealistic idealists since at least the early 18th century. The novel has given English other words as well. Dulcinea, the name of Quixote’s beloved, has come to mean mistress or sweetheart, and rosinante, which is sometimes used to refer to an old, broken-down horse, comes from the name of the hero’s less-than-gallant steed.


Don Quixote

Word Of The Day 3-30-2017


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having a strong urge to write

“A simple gift of a fountain-pen, triggered her scripturient passions that manifested in the next book in the series.”


Ready? Set? Write!

On the day before the start of the National Novel Writing Month,  are you ready?

Just out of curiosity, if you are participating do you:

Plan to work on a current project that just needs editing and polishing?

Use a fully outlined, but not started,  project?

Use one of those ideas that pop into your head at the worse possible time, but you just haven’t had the time to work on it yet?

Start with just one aspect and build from there? Character, plot, villain  etc.

Wade in blind and see what happens?


Good luck to all!