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October 31st, 2012

National Novel Writing Month

Wow, what a crazy fall. And I do love fall. Probably for that very reason. The leaves are blazing. The best holidays are right around the corner. I could make a scarf… if I could find the time.

Which brings me to November. Yes, I have pledged to participate in the NaNoWriMo competition this month. I will be pouring out blood, sweat, and tears on a new creative venture. As I am still editing a novel and partially involved in a second, I am having second thoughts. BUT, that’s what it’s about, right? Jumping in. Writing by the seat of my tired lil pants.

And at the end, I will have another novel. I am excited. This one is about Christmas. It’s the follow through on an idea that came to me last holiday season. It still has energy, and thanks to my wonderful writer’s group, I am loaded with newly brainstormed ideas.

It’s one month. That’s all. I have some tuff choices to make this month on how I spend my time. I hope I can rise to the call of the “pen”. I suspect some things will be neglected. Which leads me to:

Dear friends and loved ones,

I love you. I do. That’s why I write. Please understand this isn’t forever. I will still make spaghetti sandwiches. I will still be there to comfort and tell you all the ridiculous things I usually say. But, I may forget to call. I may forget to put on my makeup, or worse, wash my hair.

I may forget that appointment that will charge us a fee if we don’t show up, and I just might forget whatever it was I said I would do by the end of the week. Please bare with me. I am writing a novel, and by the time you are reading this, I am either in the throws of creative euphoria or on my knees in bitter anguish. It ain’t (yes I did use that word) easy.

So please, if you see my dog running down the street (I meant to tell you about him), please deposit him in my back yard. It just means things are fine around here. If I forget to return my kid’s Friday binder in his bookbag, you’ll know I’m doing quite well. The words must be flowing. If you notice smoke, please let me know I have forgotten the oven. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Love and prayers for you all–Me