A Little Update

Other than the Card of the Day, posts have been pretty scant here this month. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I participated in NaNoWriMo again this year.  Each year in November, National Novel Writing Month is a challenge in which the goal is to write at least 50,000 words. Thankfully, I met my goal. In 2011, I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time and met my goal, but that’s where it stopped.

Since 2011, my novel has been sitting there not only unfinished, but untouched. Just yesterday, I learned that December is NaNoFiMo…National Novel Finishing Month. So, I decided to dust off my work from 2011 and will be working on that in the month of December. Of course, I’ll need to come back later to finish my work from this year, which was non-fiction, and I will.

For now though, there is a burning desire to finish the story which has been bouncing around in my head since I was in my 20’s. Confession time…I was ready to just let the story go…but in a recent conversation with my awesome writer friend Jules…well, she’s just awesome all around, she let me know that it would be a mistake to let go of something which had kept resurrecting itself for that many years. She was right!

There is a part of me which wonders if I am a glutton for punishment to jump into this right on the tail of November’s mad rush, however I see the benefit of striking while the iron is still hot. My imagination is still turned on pretty nicely, and my old characters are beginning to come back to life in my mind again. They pop up at the strangest times. The scenes and conversations have flitted through my mind as I stir my dinner on the stove. They’ve even invaded the shower…so, the message is clear…they will not be ignored.

Other than writing, I still managed to fit a few readings in. There was a little play with art projects too, to help me to stay sane. For December, I can honestly tell you in advance that the posts, other than the cards, will likely be few and far between again…but you never know. I’ve had to scale things back a little here and there, because in addition to the writing I’ve also been trying to keep up with three classes. One of those classes has needed to take a back seat and I’ve learned to be okay with that. Lucky for me, the person who leads the class understands that I just cannot give proper attention to this many things simultaneously and still feel human.

Please, do not think that I am complaining because honestly…diving into my writing like this is a lifelong dream. So, while my days and sometimes nights are mostly spent with my fingers flying across the keyboard…or with me sitting here not knowing where to go next…it is wonderful! It is feeling as though I’m finding more balance in my life than ever before…and doing more of the things that make me feel alive.

I’m still available to do some readings here and there, so please feel free to ask, and we’ll get something scheduled. Thank you all for staying with me. Know that you are appreciated! These next words may come across as just something that people say…but I mean them…from the bottom of my heart. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know several of you…some through comments…others on Facebook…and others still outside of the online world…and it has been fantastic. Each and every one of you has enriched my life, and I thank you.

 

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10 thoughts on “A Little Update

  1. I admire you so much! I never told you that, I think, but I do. 🙂 And I really need to start writing, too, the stories just lives inside of my head, and I know the world needs to read them. You are an inspiration! We don’t have nanowrimo here, but next year, I think I will pretend to be American. Hehe.

    • Nienna, thank you so much. I’m touched…truly. You inspire me with all that you do to care for the world that we live on. Guess what?! I just checked…NaNo is open to people worldwide. 🙂

      Even if you do not do it next year, I’m here if you need encouragement. Always happy to enable…I mean support…fellow writers. 😉

  2. I’m sorry I failed you so miserably in this Tracy. My priorities shifted greatly this past month, and have been shifting since Sept. Congratulations to you tho! I’m super excited you made it through. I’m still working on my book and this coming year looks to be a good one to get it published! Congrats again. You rock!

    • Aww Karen honey…you didn’t fail me…or anyone! Life happens and we do what we need to do. There’s no guilt or shame in that. Thanks for the congrats!

      Best wishes on working on your book! Please keep me updated so that I can read it when you get it finished…whenever that it. Who knows when I’ll get mine all the way ready, but I’m hoping for this year.

  3. I am so happy you are going to go back to that story. From what you shared about it on the phone last time, it’s very powerful and I know it will be something I will want to read.Love you, Tracy.

  4. I think it is a wonderful thing that you are going to finish your book Tracy, that you are going to follow your soul’s inspiration! I wish you all the best with everything you are trying to accomplish and I KNOW you can do this!!!! Brightest Blessings Sister ❤

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