Showing posts from November, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Halloween Decorations around Chicago


Can You Write Angry?

Okay, I've got a question for you guys to assure myself that it's not just me... By Saturday, 11/6, I'd written over 25,000 words of the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words of a new novel for the month. Yesterday, I had an unpleasant argument with someone. Well, one unpleasant argument after another after another - there was no pleasing this person! Anyway, I ended up shaking mad. (It's been a while since I've been shaking mad! Probably since the last time I argued with this person. ('Doctor, it hurts when I do this. So don't do that.') Sigh.) The point is that I didn't write yesterday. I planned my day to write. I set my goal at 5,000 words minimum. (I'm pretty busy for the next seven days straight so I want to keep my word count high to offset living my outside life.) I didn't write one word. I even wanted to write one word just to have written at least one word but I didn't write one word. I couldn't look at my notebook - I cou

Wordless Wednesday - Touched on Halloween

Words are needed for the pictures below so they come across as powerful as they are. Trick-or-treaters came to our door. A bunch of little kids - one dressed as a witch with awesome green face paint, a cute teeny tiny sheriff, a cowboy and so on. Then there was the mailman. I held the bucket out for the kids to chose their choice of chocolate sugar and he handed me a little card. "This is for you," he said in a little boy's voice. "For me?" He shrugged his little shoulders. "I'm giving them to everyone." He took his candy and left. I opened the tiny card and choked up. Sweeter than any candy...