NaNoWriMo 2015

It’s November! And for writers that means NaNoWriMo is here! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month long process in November where the goal is to write 50,000 words (boils down to roughly a 150 page book). If you are interested, check it out:   

I started this a few years ago but sadly have not yet been able to reach 50,000 words. Every year I try but then fail for whatever reason(s), and end up being frustrated with myself. The last few years the reasons have been due to health reasons.

I wasn’t going to participate this year. I thought, ‘I’m never able to finish so why keep trying?’ That was until I listened to my friend/old co-worker’s podcast. You can find that here:    You should check it out if you like to write anyway, it’s very informative. In it, she mentions that she also has struggled with this and suggests of maybe trying a different approach with it. Such as by making a goal you know that you can accomplish. Why didn’t I think of that?!?

Now I am feeling motivated and excited! I really haven’t set a goal to reach so many words, just to do my best. So far I have a little over 850 words and you know what? I’m perfectly happy with that. 🙂

Are you participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo?

And with it being November, the trees are beautiful all around us. Below are some shots I took with Storm while playing in the leaves.


Failure to Write

I really don’t know what is going on with me lately. I seem to be addicted to FaceBook when I originally wanted to start posting more on this site. I’m not in that much pain, so that isn’t the cause. Some days I can’t tell if my fatigue is kicked into high gear or if I am too lazy.

Awhile ago I had a negative experience with an article that I was writing for one of my city’s magazines. It’s my first ‘no’ or negative experience. I know everyone fails. I know critics will voice their opinion. Yet I seem to be having a rough time letting this go and moving on. This is my only guess to why I can’t think of a thing to write about, even if it is my favorite topic. I am trying to gather thoughts for my other blog, which I will most likely repost on paws2smile.

I have not faltered on my book reading, which I highly enjoy. Every time I decide on something to read, I have this small hope that it will give me  motivation or ideas to write about. When I read, I fully immerse myself into the act and don’t think about anything else. That’s one reason I enjoy reading–so I don’t have to think of any of the shit going on in my head.  But alas, no motivation to put a pen to a piece of paper.

I hope I can snap out of this soon. Does someone have a muse that I can borrow? Or better yet, a lighter to light a fire under my ass??




*Thanks to for use of picture.