November 30, 2014

Made it! The final post for NaBloPoMo for this month. I had some doubts, but I completed the task. What about NaNoWriMo, you ask? Didn’t do so good, but next year is another story! I have (hopefully) gotten into the habit of writing, if even just a little, every day. I do believe that was the whole idea, right?

December is promising to be an even busier month for me, so I will not be writing as often, but I am committed to posting a blog at least twice a week. Also, I hope to stretch my wings a bit, maybe put some DIY’s on this site. I can be fairly crafty if I put my mind to it. I have a few tables that I am planning on refinishing this winter, I will put before and after pictures up if I do.

This has been a gratifying experience for me. I hope that those of you who have read my posts have enjoyed them. I am always looking for feed back, and advice on how I can improve my writing, so don’t be shy with your comments!

Talk to you all later. Stay safe, stay warm, and say “I love you” every chance you get. That final day comes too soon for all of us.

November 29, 2014

BETTER

I remember a better time
for us, many years ago
when we were so full of
dreams, and hopes, and
plans.
Those days are over now
and we must learn
to move on.
Staying together will destroy
us. We’ve grown so
far apart and that which we
once shared – our dreams,
our hopes, and our plans
have long since faded.
We both are better without
the other.

 

November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas Holiday shopping season is in full bloom. On Thanksgiving, I headed out early in the morning to get a newspaper, and boy was it full of ads! I am not going shopping on Black Friday for several reasons (my bank account is telling me not to, for one), but that’s okay. I’m fairly sure what I am going to buy everyone, and not one thing that I had in mind is on sale — anywhere! Luck of the Irish, I guess.

I had a great time yesterday, spent the day with my son, grandson, daughter in law, and her family. I did miss my daughter, who lives in Florida, and her family. Maybe next year.

I also have some catching up to do around here. The weekend is going to be crazy busy, so I really need to make the most of my last day off for a while. I have so much to do, that I might just look forward to going back to work! Yeah, right, who am I kidding.

I doubt if I make the total 50,000 word count for NaNoWriMo by Sunday, but I don’t feel bad. I thought I would, but I’m not disappointed at all. I had a great idea for a novel, and the more words I pounded out on the keyboard, the more I noticed that the book was going to be a series. It was amazing to me how the piece of fiction took on a life of its own. I have written stories where scenes come to life, but this was completely different. I am committed to continue to write, but set the goal just a little more realistic for my life. I know I won’t have, say, 100,000 words by the end of December, but by March, I am pretty confident that I can have the first of the series on E-Reader. I edit as I go, so it takes me a little longer to get the first draft, but I’ve learned from experience that is what works for me.

I am thrilled that I have kept up writing in this blog everyday. I will post something at least twice a week from now on. Judging from past experience, it will mostly be poetry, which is fine. I am working on a book of non-traditional Haiku even as we speak.

Have a great rest of the day, whenever you are reading this, and wherever you are. If you venture out to shop today, keep safe and warm.

November 26, 2014

The Next Time I See You

The next time I see you
I’ll remember whatever it was
that I forgot to tell you today.
I’ll remember, because it was
right on the tip of my tongue
but when I saw you
earlier today
I was so amazed
at how friendly all these years
have been to you.
The next time I see you
I’ll be braver, I’ll be bolder
I’ll be able to tell you
that I never really stopped
loving you. I will be able to
tell you that.
The next time I see you.

November 25, 2014

Whew! We are nearing the end of this month, with NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo. I’ve done a very good job at keeping up with my blogs, not so much with my novel-writing exercise. I did really, really good for the first few chapters, then the ideas just sort of disappeared.  I have three days off in a row at the end of this week (Thanks to Thanksgiving!), so I am planning on writing like a demon. I’m not so far behind that I can’t make it to the finish line, but, boy is it going to be tight!

It’s been a wonderful learning experience for me, and I don’t regret taking the challenge one bit. I love to write, I always have. When I was a little girl, I used to write little stories about my dog, Major.

Poetry got me through my teenage years. I always felt that poetry was God’s way of helping me out, that it was His gift to me. I write poems all the time, most of them will never, ever be published in my lifetime. They are just too personal.

I enjoy the freedom of writing, especially at a computer screen. You can pour all your emotions out, never having to worry if it makes sense. The ‘delete’ key is my best friend at times! It’s very cathartic to let the words flow, as if they had their own lives.

Five more days, and I am already planning on how often I will post on this blog after December 1st.

Til tomorrow!