So as we begin Day 3 of National Novel Writing Month, I’ve added 48 words to the novel I intend to finish this month. No worries, November 2021 starts on Monday and Tuesday, always the busiest days of my day job week, so of course I am close to brain dead and not really ableContinue reading “Off day”
They call this National Novel Writing Month, and thousands of people will be sitting down over the next 30 days to chase a dream. If you are one of those thousands, remember: You can do this. You’ve always wanted to do this, and there’s no time like this time, when so many people are inContinue reading “The Tales of November come calling”
November is National Novel Writing Month, and traditionally folks use the month to challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word novel. But there’s more than one way to celebrate the month. I launched into the challenge in November 2019 and sailed along for about a week before the train derailed. It was glorious for a whileContinue reading “To a realistic and yet ambitious November”
The heroine of his story looked over from her exile. “Now, boss? You want to hear the rest of the story now?” “Pretty soon,” he promised. “Pretty soon.” … or WAS it a promise? He’d been here before — trying to figure out his impulse to procrastinate, the fear of accomplishing the task, the certaintyContinue reading “The NaNoWriMo Lure”
I remember in my dream thinking,yes, that’s a good thought,I need to share that — Now I can’t rememberwhat the thought was. We can be so wise in our dreams,if only we could hold onto the wisdom.
(written about 13 years ago) She writes songs. In fact, she had the No. 1 song in the world. The words and melody struck so many people so deeply they had to own it and play it again anytime they wanted. She lives alone on the second floor of a two-story building. Maybe it wasContinue reading “The girl in the dream”
There are two of us here, we,The lump of flesh and thewhatjacallitsoul, consciousness, sentience and we battle it out daily.Something tells me the lump always winsbut lets the thinker rationalizewhatever it decides. Which is our better nature?The thinker thinks it’s himbut then he’s the onedoing the thinking. Maybe the fallacy isthat we are two ofContinue reading “the duel”