Check your Outline
We’re in the last five days. Some of us are winding down, some of us are desperately trying to reach that 50,000 word mark. For all of us, we have some kind of writing goal, so take a look at your story notes and outline, and see what you can work on these last few days.
10 Minute Free Write:
Prompt: Talk about your favorite Thanksgiving and what made it your favorite. If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, talk about your favorite holiday and don’t forget to include some of your traditions.
Break Time – Talk/Write about the Author/Book you credit with igniting your writing passion.
What is the one necessary thing you need to sit down to write?
The last two years have been clouded with so many political things, and the next two will also have much more to come, but I am grateful for the outcome of the election, the blue wave, and the thoughts that maybe we can work our way back to where the country not only should be, but where the majority of the country wants it to be. I’ve been inspired by so many new faces and listening to many intelligent voices on my new passion of podcasts that I feel cautiously optimistic that we can get through this time.
While I haven’t written that much for Nanowrimo, I have still done a lot of writing for my space here, reading my good morning journal as often as necessary, and have some other ideas and writings plotted out in the bare bones.
I went on a beautiful retreat for Thanksgiving reflection and am looking forward to another on Mary the day after my birthday.
I am grateful to be hearing better than I have in a few years. The number of times that I say “what” have gone down exponentially thanks to a pair of hearing aids. I’ve also gotten a lot of medical things taken care of with more to come in the coming weeks, including at a ridiculous early time tomorrow. I am still seeing my therapist and trying to use all the tools in my basket; my mental health is definitely stable and good. My kids are healthy and happy in school, and we have a home, heat, and food and with the snow starting early that is indeed appreciated. Whatever else we may want, our needs are well taken care of.
Looking forward to Thursday with our family and thinking about the family not there, whether too far away or no longer and especially that whether together or apart, we are still a we.
Wishing you many blessings at this holiday season, and grateful that you are all in my life.
Start a Nano Journal
I know, I know, you’re already writing constantly, but this is a journal for you, and to carry you through the editing in December. It will give you a few moments to clear your mind, do some long-hand writing, and then proceed with your novel and its editing. Give it a try.