As I type this, NaNoWriMo 2016 moves into its final hours. Some of you who participated have completed your word count and downloaded your winner’s certificate. Others are manically pounding the keyboard, determined to beat the midnight deadline. And many are nowhere near 50,000 words and have given up hope of flaunting a winner’s T-shirt. […]
For the past ten years, when the calendar turns to December, I choose my new Word of the Year. One word on which to focus my attention to attract that attribute or blessing into my life during the coming year. “Celebrate” was my goal that first year. After my mother’s death, I lost the ability […]
Around the world people are celebrating. Some, the birth of a child in a stable. Others, a day of gifts and gatherings with family and friends. Others celebrate their own beliefs in traditional festivities. No matter what you celebrate, or who you celebrate with, enjoy this season of goodwill. And while you are unwrapping presents, […]
November will be here before you know it, along with an opportunity to hunker down and write the first draft of something new and exciting. And there’s still time to plan for success in reaching a 50,000 word goal within thirty days. Yes, I’m talking about the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge. Does the […]
There’s only one day each year marked on the calendar for giving thanks. How about we spend a few hours appreciating the wonderful opportunities writing brings to our lives? All who take pen in hand, or set fingers to keyboard, have something to celebrate. Not everyone has been blessed with the itch of inspiration that […]
Happy Fourth of July to America! Two hundred thirty six years of independence are worth celebrating. Since so much of the country is under burn bans because of the extreme heat and drought, enjoy this visual celebration of freedom. Share the ways you’re celebrating with us in the comments.