Giving thanks

A moss heart in the side of a tree

Every year, thousands of would-be authors tackle the task of writing novels during the month of November. The goal is to pen 50,000 words in 30 days. I’ve done it three times, but you’ll never find the tomes in your local bookstores, nor are there any ebooks. I don’t think I’ve even read them again since finishing each challenge. I completed a NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) in August, and it was surprisingly easy because I had a plan.

I passed on last year’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and I’ll pass again this year. I’ve started a couple long-form stories, and according to the rules, counting any words written done before the start date is verboten. I just can’t take all the pressure! Naw, it’s really more that I just don’t have any original ideas to work on, and I want to focus on those story lines I’ve already started.

My plan for this month – in conjunction with BlogHer’s November NaBloPoMo, and a much neglected profile page at Grace in Small Things – is to post a short list of gratitude each day of November. It may sometimes just be a photo.

There are so many things that make me happy, that strengthen me, that make me a better person, but I don’t acknowledge those things and people often enough. On my retired blog, If Mom Says OK, I began the 365 Days of Grace, but that ended when my site did. I need to start it again, and what better time than Thanksgiving month.

365 Days of Grace

NaBloPoMo November 2014

8 thoughts on “Giving thanks

  1. Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

    As part of NaBloPoMo I challenge myself try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I add all participating blogs to my feed reader.

    So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear, I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts, and you’ll likely see me drop by again during November.

    Happy NaBloPoMo to you!


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