I Won NaNoWriMo: 50K Words in 30 Days!

I did it! I set out with the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days and today I met that goal, one day ahead of schedule.  What a fun ride. Now forgive me as I’m ready to take a break from writing.  I will write all about my NaNoWriMo 2019 experience next week.  For…

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Latest Reads

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves”  by Karen Joy Fowler (fiction, 308 pages) A great little gem of a book.  This one was not on my list to read.  While at the library looking for a couple of books, I stumbled upon this one.  A heartbreaking tale of a unique family and the pain some…

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NaNoWriMo Update!

I just updated my word count for the 14th day in a row and reached the 25K word count.  Feeling great about this year’s NaNoWriMo.  My story is coming along great.  I’m excited each day to see what will happen and I’m the author!  With two weeks to go,  I am feeling optimistic.  But we…

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Week 45 & 46: Musical & 7 Deadly Sins

From the 52-week photography challenge. Week 45:  Musical Inspiration: Musical “Music is part of the soul, so let it inspire you this week.” This tiny drumset sits atop one of our shelves.  I’m not the drummer in the family, that’s Shane.  Actually, when it comes to musical talent, I’m best listening to it or singing…

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NaNoWriMo: My 2nd Year!

Banner courtsey of NaNoWriMo.org For the month of November I may be scarce here at the blog.  For I’ll be working hard on reaching the target goal of 50,000 words in 30 days.  Last year I participated for the first time.  I was ill prepared, big time!  I came up with an idea a couple…

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Photography Challenge: Week 43 & 44

Week 43:  Story Telling: Film Noir “Film Noir is a dark and moody type of photography well suited to storytelling. So tell us a story using Film Noir.” This tree was actually a brillant orange color but after a little editing magic it has a dark moody feel to it. Week 44:  Composition: Viewpoint “Changing…

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52-Week Photo Challenge: Weeks 41 & 42

Week 41 Composition: Color Theory “Color Theory is a huge part of composition that most photographers don’t explore. So it is time to explore it. Use Color Grading to create an image that looks like it is a still from a movie.” I was unsure of what to do for this challenge.  After a little…

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Week 40: Modern Convenience

Week 40 of the 52-week photogaphy challenge:  Story Telling: Modern Convenience “What modern convenience of 2019 can you not live without? Create an image that looks like an advertisement for your favorite Modern Convenience.” I love my Think Pad.  It is the modern convenience I cannot live without.  Well that and the internet.  I use both…

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