When October Goes

It’s the last day of October and there’s a lot to wrap up before everything turns to tinsel and peppermint at midnight. My busy season is just around the corner.

But before we go…

I spent the weekend, well, Friday afternoon and Saturday, completely overhauling my home office. To be honest, there’s more to be done when I settle down for along winter’s purge. But I adapted things to allow me to write, to telework, to do my art projects, and more.

My napping space suffered a bit, but it’s still there.

Having the new, or refurbished, digs almost allow me to hear the siren call of Nanowrimo. For the uninitiated, Nanowrimo is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. It’s doable, and I’ve done it several times before. But I now have seven unfinished works that need a lot of editing.

It’s tempting. And I do already have a pattern of writing a thousand words a day. I’ve been pretty consistent with that for almost seven years now. One day those monkeys will type out something worth publishing.

But I’m taking a pass on Nanowrimo again this year. Santa season is coming. I’ve recently published another book (see below). I’m doing some other art projects. Today I finish up the 31 Days of Jack, and tomorrow I start the ABCs of Thanksgiving. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see the works.

Somewhere in there I have to have all of the Christmas decorations up by Thanksgiving.

So, no, I’ll not be doing Nanowrimo this year.

Speaking of Christmas, may I pause to recommend a couple of books for young readers?


Today is Halloween. Remember that candy will be half price tomorrow.

Today is also Reformation Day. An odd combination if you will, but it makes for great memes.

I can’t finish this post without acknowledging that my parents were married seventy years ago tomorrow in a small church in Southwest Virginia.

Finally, if you’ve been around here long enough, you know that my favorite way to end the month is to have Barry sing for us.



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