"Imagination does not become great until human beings,

given the courage and the strength, use it to create."  

~ Maria Montessori 

This Month

November 2018

It’s that time of year when many, not all, writers focus on writing by joining in National Novel Writing Month. Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo for short or even shorter, NaNo. I personally don’t sign up for this event because I host Thanksgiving and set up Christmas, which takes up at least three of my days. The goal is to write every day and complete a novel in a month. That means you write over 1,500 words a day, every day. I am, however, participating with a group of my writing friends in what we call NaNo Pretendo. Our goals vary but still focus on achieving more in this one month than we normally would. So, what’s my goal? I would love to finish the first draft of Autumn Falls.


The weekend of October 19th I went to Turtle Lake, WI for a writing retreat with a small group of writers. Each of us has two brainstorming sessions. My focus was fleshing out more of Vinter’s story, Vinter’s Triumph. The ladies helped and have me excited to get writing his story as soon as I finish Autumn’s book.


As I mentioned in the beginning, I’ll be hosting a small family Thanksgiving. No matter how small the guest list, I still get a big bird and make all the fixings. Who doesn’t want leftovers? That’s what the family survives on the day after because I’m busy all day setting up the Christmas tree and decorations. The bulk of my shopping for my children is already taken care of because my oldest son and daughter got tattoos as their gifts. That’s what they wanted. That’s what they got. My daughter had to front some money for hers, since it was over the price limit we have set. My son and I got matching tattoos, so you could say I got my gift, too.


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                                                                                                                           Jody

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