Oh my, oh my!

{{For the love of Pete!  I totally forgot to hit publish, distracted as I was by the Canadian election results.  Here you go. *laughs*}}

 November first is in TWELVE days!

That’s right, dear readers, NaNoWriMo is coming up quick!  Don’t know what it is?  Check it out here.

I was drawn to the website this morning.  There is information I need.  I am not quite sure what it is that I need, it being 5:37 in the morning, but it’s there.  I know it is.  

I went there, I think, because I need a title and a synopsis, even a bare minimum one, from which to build a plot.

Or is it that I need a plot built in order to create a synopsis?

Either way, I found myself in my NaNoMail.  I’ve been overlooking that just a tad – there were 32 emails in there.  That’s quite a lot for such a place.  Buried in there, in the folder labeled “Pep Talks” I found a wonderfully amusing pep talk from Jim Butcher.  I haven’t read a lot of his work but I’ve come across personal essays and things like this pep talk of his before.  I quite like the man.  If ever I was to have a writing mentor, he’d be one of my top three choices.

(Of course, I’d better read his work first, eh?)

He reminded me, in this pep talk, that I’m not going to get anything done next month if I’m not writing every day now. I have been writing some.  I finished the background of my villain.  His name is Robert (always Robert, never Bob) Churchward and he is ex-military.  He’s a nasty piece of work but it’s not entirely his fault.  I will share him with you later.  

My goal over the next few days is to develop the plot, find a title (actually, that’s partly the goal for today), get all my research done, and get to the point where I can put fingers to keyboard and begin.  

Here’s hoping!

Well, actually, here’s planning.  If I look at it as a plan, act as if it’s a plan, (and isn’t it?), then it will get done.  If I look at it as a dream, it’s much less likely to.

And with that bastardized random nugget of Universe wisdom, I leave you.


P.S.  I am considering fundraising for the Office of Light and Letters again this year.  I haven’t done it for a few years and I really do think that literacy is a vital part of the world today.  Nearly everything we do is connected to the written word and I despair of the way those words are being written.  Funding to teach our children to enjoy reading and writing seems, to me, critical to ensuring their future is bright and productive.  

I haven’t decided, as yet, (and I’d better SOON), because The Boyfriend reminded me that the world is inundated with fundraisers for this and that and one more may just be the straw that breaks the camels back.  

However, this is literacy we’re talking about.  

I will let you know.  

Have a wonderful day!





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