NaNoWriMo 2020

We’ve entered National Novel Writing Month. Check in on your writer friends!

As is tradition, with the beginning of November comes the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the challenge to every writer to complete a full novel in a month. No easy feat. I was enrolled in a creative writing class at Penn State the first time I heard about the occasion. One of my fellow class members asked if we were to participate as a class. I was daunted by the task at the very mention of it and terrified that my grade may be attached to such a seemingly insurmountable task. I had an awesome professor who sensed my hesitancy and encouraged me to continue regardless. Ever since, I’ve revisited the challenge most Novembers. 

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Finding a new routine

Like many in the world, I find myself working from home these days. While I did not think myself a work from home type of soul, I’m adjusting to a new timetable and way of doing things. I feel that it will be a healthier path for me, ultimately, but it has required some adjustments. One of the things that has suffered has been my writing routine. While I’ve carved out a few hours each Sunday to write blog posts (or not, if you’re a regular follower of this blog, you know there are weeks when it just doesn’t happen), I have yet to identify the ideal quiet time within my work week or even weekend to write creatively and work on my WIPs. 

It’s sad, I miss my characters and I am at the point where I cannot contain the story lines that are popping up in my head throughout my life. They are like demons that must be exorcized. So I’m using this blog post to consider when in my regular schedule may be a good time to start trying out. 

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A Moment in Time: Bok Rooftop Yoga

She apprehensively pulled up to a parking space on the city street, because, it can’t be this easy. She hesitates, then turns off her car and hops out to look at the street signs. Perfectly legal to park, she found, and if the signs didn’t reassure her, the mob mentality of the five cars that pulled in right behind her did. She chuckled to herself watching several yogis exit their cars with their yoga mats and head in to the former school.

Yup, I’m in the right place, she thought to herself.

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