This week in one giant tidal wave of busy. Both the children have birthdays, Halloween smack dab in the middle, we had a party, phase one of the research project we’ve been working on completed. I had two batches of cupcakes explode over the interior of my oven. Joel preached what felt like 12 days in a row. Our little family is ready for a long slow weekend, curled up with hot drinks and books and sitting next to fires that burn big and bright. Joel put benches into a trailer for us in order to host some hayrides this winter. We will give that a try too.
So that is how October spun to a close and today I find myself looking forward to all that is to come in November and I am wondering: can anyone just make up a National Month of “Something or Other” these days? I mean mustache growing month? I know the world has evolved from my thinking about mustaches…but I am keeping it real since 1999. The man can participate by growing a beard (love me a beard) and he can have a mustache for the one night of celebration but…it better be gone again before he gets in my bed.
BUT I am participating in another National Month this November. I want to write. And people like me, those that don’t have all sorts of advice to give you. Those of us that don’t know how to make a home. Those of us that got no tips for you about beauty or clothes or cooking? We don’t make it as bloggers. And I don’t know if I could make it as any kind of writer, but I think I want to give it a try. My whole life I wanted to leave it out there as the thing I never tried. That way I could say I never failed. But now? I’ve failed PLENTY and you know what? It wasn’t the end of the world.
And so now, I think I would rather fail than never try. I would rather my story be that of letters of reject than letters never sent. I tell the boy all the time, all it takes to do anything is practice.
So National Novel Writing Month…HERE I COME! I am going to crank something out this month. You can see my word count on the top right of the screen. Hold me accountable will you? And I would love for some prompt ideas…give me a word? An idea? You few…who read here regulary….is there anything you have noticed in my writing that hints towards a theme??? What should this fist BIG story be about?
ALL IDEAS WILL BE PUT INTO A DRAW FOR A NOVEL OF YOUR CHOICE FROM AMAZON! Fun right? So…GO…ideas please!
Oh, Oh, Oh!! So very, very excited!!
Oh Cheryl….you might be the most encouraging person on the planet to me…xoxox
Have been reading your blog for some time and am that quiet one enjoying every word and not saying a thing. That is rather rude I would say.. So Go girl and I will sitting back here just waiting then getting excited when I see your onething blog pop up..
Oh Marion…you are a GIFT in my life. So thankful for you and the quiet and wonderful ways you care for our family!
I think you should write about a relationship between 2 people (man/woman, mother/daughter, man/dog) because you’re good at that and also a first-person narrative because I like when you do that too.
But I’ve REALLY been craving a good book with a sea monster in it, and a girl who falls in love with a boy who has a mystery about him…. and a setting in Iceland because I’d like to learn more about that place. Can you do that?
Ohhhh fun one! I just found out that all the scenes from the ‘north’ in GOT is filed in Iceland. I was thinking Fairy Tale-esque so hmmmmmmm sea creature. Thanks Missy Jayne. Love you.
Oh Missy Jane! I love your ideas!! And I have none, so go for that! I’ll totally read and LOVE your novel! Iceland or the desert…