Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Fun

NaBloPoMo 2011


NaNoWriMo: added 2,162 words today for a total of 8,424. Today the writing seemed to go with the differences between management's talk and walk. Kind of an Orwellian, "some people are more equal than others". Ugh. Had to remind my well-meaning 14 yr old son that while I am writing, I would prefer not to have interruptions talking about cross-over fan fiction (between a tv show and one of his computer games). I told him he could, however, interrupt me for emergencies and hugs.


Today's prompt:

Friday, November 4, 2011 When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer?

OMG, I have to use a computer. My mind races two or three ideas ahead of the pen sending out words onto the paper, so much so that oftentimes a word from one idea will somehow be mashed into the word from another idea, making up a whole new, utterly unrecognizable word. (I wonder if that's how Shakespeare introduced like 10,000 new words to the English language.)

I guess some of it has to do with the purpose of the writing. If I am writing a letter, I much prefer pen and paper, especially if that paper is self-decorated and possibly even self-made.

2011 Gratitude Challenge:

I had thought of something really good earlier this morning when I was outside with our dog, Sneakers. But when it came time to write about it, it had flown the coop. So I went outside to try and remember it by retracing my steps. That idea is still in hiding, but another one came out.
I am grateful that we have food to eat, and rarely if ever (unless by choice) go hungry. I know not everyone, not even in our own community is that lucky.
If there is a food bank in your area, please consider making a donation of food or money, or boxes or plastic bags...or your time. Especially in this upcoming season when we celebrate and give thanks for bountiful harvests
We have all received help from someone at some time. Maybe we were able to "pay them back". Maybe we can show our gratitude by "paying it forward".
Feeding America has a great food bank locator. If you are one of my US sisters or brothers, please take a look and find one near you.


  1. You are keeping up with a lot! Good job on your word count and I think food is a very nice thing to be grateful for. My work always matches any donations we make to our local food bank. Such a good cause.

  2. Thanks for your visit, Angelia. Great to hear that your work matches donations!

  3. Wow! You are keeping up with a lot this month! Great way to weave it all in one post!

  4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting & following! I am following you now too! Great job with NaNoWriMo! I need to get going on mine! :)

  5. Thanks for your kind words, Naomi. I appreciate them!

  6. Thanks for the follow, Michelle. I just make sure NaNoWriMo is one of the first things I do in the morning. I've been registered for four years, but this is the first year I have participated. :/

  7. Congrats on all the writing you are doing these days.

    Love that you are showing people how they can pay it forward. :)

  8. Thanks for your kind words, Alissa! It's probably a good idea I didn't know there was a pay-it-forward project until I visited your blog...;)