Wow.  October went by really fast, didn’t it?

So the uber-busy month of November has witnessed its kick-off and the mad rush toward everything has begun.  By everything I mean – football games, birthday events (at least in my family), Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and that little thing called Nanowrimo.

If you are new to this blog or short on memory, Nanowrimo is the challenge for crazy driven people to attempt to pen 50,000 words in the period of thirty days that we call November.  It’s helpful if they make sense and relate to one another in a way that tells a story.

 Sound a little nuts?

Of course it is.  But having the expectation that I will meet the goal by midnight November 30, pushes me along.  And let’s face it, it is a great excuse reason to leave the laundry and the dishes undone.

So the buzzer has sounded and those of us enrolled in ward nanowrimo, have likely selected a genre and started setting the scene.

I penned a lousy whopping 977 words first thing this morning, so the meter at my site has a shred of blue on it.  By shred, I mean a faint, almost infinitesimal blue line at the starting point.  But, I’m in the game.

I neglected my blog severely last year, so this year I penned dozens four different pieces in advance.  That way, I’ll have something to share with you as the month progresses and my ability to think outside of the novel recedes.

I am telling you this because one of them is a book review and I don’t want you to think that I am just sitting around indulging myself with reading when I should be writing.  And because I may not get to your blog posts on a timely manner.  I will get around to them, but maybe not on the first day you publish them.  If the writing muse – I call mine Alphonsine – is playing well in the sand box of my mind, then I shall respect the gift and stay there until she needs a break.

That being said, she is knocking wildly, so I must greet her at the door of my imagination.

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