Posted in NANOWRIMO, Writing


I just turned all my clocks and watches back one hour, though technically, time changes at 1:59 AM. I hope I’m not awake then, so I thought I’d plan ahead.

I was awake, however, at that time last night/morning. Not even infomercials or Jamie Oliver cooking Halloween treats for cute little British children (“tiddlywinks” as he called them) could put me to sleep. I remember last looking at the clock at 5 AM. Needless to say, I am really, really tired right now, but since we gain an hour, I am pushing myself to stay up until at least 11 or midnight, depending on your point of view.

I have been ill this week. My annual Fall sinus infection. My allergy meds are not very helpful, so I got snagged this year. I have one more antibiotic pill to take tomorrow morning, and though I feel better, this no sleep thing has got to go.

Bless me. I just sneezed again.

I finished my “Read the Bible in 90 Days,” project tonight, which means I actually read through the Bible in 59 days instead of 90. I’m not trying to be an overachiever (this is me remember) but I had to clear my calendar as much as possible for NANOWRIMO, which begins in TWO DAYS.

I do have a character listing and somewhat of a plot summary worked up, but typically the words come from dreams in my head and trying to get myself into a focused mode has been difficult, especially this last week when my head feels like someone is sitting on it and plunging knives into it… but I will press on. At least I sort of know which idea I want to go with. Sort of. It all could change in a sleep-deprived burst of inspiration over the next two days… but who knows.

All that said, I just sneezed again, so please bless me and pray for me as I go forth to conquer 50,000 words in 30 days. Somehow, reading the Bible in 59 days seems quite a bit easier.


I seek to live, breathe & work creatively. Late bloomer. I survived breast cancer and so much more. I will meet each challenge w/determination, badassery & sass!

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