Time to Circle the Wagons

The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to ...

The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to be portable. Long exposure lit by sweeping an LED flashlight over the scene. clickthing.blogspot.com/2008/10/tennish-anyone.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tomorrow is Halloween, and the day after is November 1st. Quite a bit is happening on November 1st from my little part of the world.

  1. 1. It is All Soul’s Day where we remember all of our loved ones who have fallen asleep in the LORD.
  2. 2. It is the first day of National Novel Writing Month, of which I am participating in.
  3. 3. It is the first full day of the Atkins diet for me.
  4. 4. It is the beginning organizing and ordering my little office, if that is even possible.

See, there is a lot happening, beginning on November 1st for me. Some things I am excited about like NaNoWriMo and All Soul’s Day especially. I am even charged about the diet. The organizing and ordering of my office I am not thrilled about.
Last year for NaNoWriMo I began the paranormal romance. You know the one – I am still working on it. Although I did not finish the novel in November of last year, it was a wonderful little escape and I am quite proud of what I have accomplished with it, although when this re-write is done I will be ecstatic!  Even though I did not finish the novel, I do believe I reached my goal of 50,000 words. It has been so long now I can’t remember. This year, however, I am doing it right: I have actually signed up at the NaNoWriMo site!
I figured some accountability couldn’t hurt. My husband does a wonderful job of backing me up, but he does not make me accountable in the writing department because he usually says something in a tone that annoys me. I can take criticism from anyone except him. I think this is because he truly is the most important person in my life and I only want to hear good things coming from him. Yeah, I am a little weird like that sometimes. Hubs does listen to my stories, though, and he does give me whether or not it is good, bad, informative, or just plain off the mark. I appreciate this immensely! (Anything other than that and I sort of get weird – I know: crazy.) When it comes to the dieting, I expect Hubs to make sure I am accountable.
Of all of the diets I have been on in my life, the Atkins one caused me to see a big difference in myself and in how I felt. I dreamed of bread and cake and pizza occasionally, but as for results, it was the best diet for me. This is why I am giving it another hardcore go. My goal is to drop at least 65 lbs. so my joints will feel better, I will feel better in general, and I will look better. There is no need to give up on looking good even though you feel like you are physically over-the-hill!
This time I am not going to substitute Coke or Pepsi for anything “diet” because the aspartame makes me feel horrible and causes stomach problems. It also does nothing for the migraines (I think it might even cause some of my migraines). So, I am going to drink a lot of hot tea and coffee and water. If I want something fizzy I will see about club soda, which is Atkins approved. I am also thinking this should help me with all the writing currently on my plate and planned to be on my plate such as:

  • • “A Story of Emily Post
  • • Finishing up the paranormal romance
  • Submitting the paranormal romance
  • • Working on Book II of the paranormal romance series
  • • The fantasy novel for NaNoWriMo
  • • A story about spiders – still have no idea how long it is going to be. I believe it will actually be a “short piece
  • • Pieces for this blog

It doesn’t seem as if there is a lot of writing when it is listed out like that does it? The truth is – it is a lot of writing! Am I grousing about all of the writing projects? Oh no! I love it all! This truly means the writer’s block/cramp is indeed over and creativity has returned full force. As a writer you can’t ask for anything better, except for getting all of the writing projects done, as in completely.
There is a greater hope of getting published if there are finished pieces to submit. 

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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