No…No NaNo…

I made the decision Wednesday afternoon.  At that point there was still time to change my mind and that fact nagged me.  I waffled a few more times…the wishy washy kind of waffle not the other kind.  Then…since Halloween was called off in our town and we knew we wouldn’t be here on Saturday when they would be holding Halloween….We Ate Candy…

Not a very adult way of handling it and not a very conscious Weight Watchers way, either, but I got over it…

I decided that I was Not going to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year.  I had participated last year and I enjoyed it so much.  I got closer to several of my blog friends by joining in a writer’s circle with them and I hope they allow me to still participate in that with them so I can stay posted on how they’re doing.  I felt a great sense of accomplishment. 

As I said before, I even had an idea this year, but… I’m not completely sure why I decided as I did.  I think the real reason is, I’ve started working on sorting and packing and that needs to continue.  I can write stories in my mind as I work, then write them down when I’m finished with each day’s project.  I like that idea.

I also feel that I’m accomplishing something else at this time.  I’m back to meditating.  In fact as soon as I finish posting, I will be meditating.  Today will be day number four.  I will probably see what time of day will work best for me, I think first thing in the morning is good.  If I can keep myself organized to have my posts written the previous afternoon, I can meditate as soon as I get up, then work on the computer.  I like the feel of that.  I’ll let you know how it works.

The bad news is that I think I’m catching Ralph’s cold.  The good news is, I will actually do what the doctor suggested.  As soon as he wakes up and tells me where he put the Zicam, I will start with that.  I’ll also keep drinking the honey/lemon/ginger combo.  It’s about two-thirds gone because Ralph has decided he likes it!  With that and the chicken soup I made that he loved…two wins for me!

Although I will not be NaNo-ing this year…in solidarity with my NaNo Sisters and Brothers…

I dug my NaNoWriMo mug out of the cupboard.  I figured it would make me feel a little better about my decision.  Once you’ve completed NaNoWriMo, you’re always part of the club! 

Part of meditation is visualization.  I will be visualizing myself participating in NaNoWriMo next year…In New Mexico!!

Happy Thursday!!  Good luck to all in my NaNoWriMo family!! You can do it!



8 responses to “No…No NaNo…

  1. we are all a work in progress. I am sorry that you will not be writing this year because you are first last and always a writer. I have always known that and I guess, I just want the world to know it when you are the next Janet Evonovitch! (spelling? Oh well, that’s why you are the writer and not me!) Besides, you promised to put me in your book and let me have a real life!

    Glad you are meditating again. I am 20 days in. Wish it had helped yesterday! I lost my “ommm” about 2 PM. But luckily, I only get paid till 1:30 so I left!!!!

    I will be checking to to be sure that you are writing at the end of your “work day”!

  2. ah! i love this post, fran!!! so happy for all your decisions!!! chocolate, no nano, using your mug, meditating, supporting those who are nano-ing…it’s all good good good. and i like the visualization for this time next year, too!
    i hope you are feeling not too badly with that impending cold!!

    • Thanks, Cathy! I really appreciate the support…Ele’s being very supportive too. Just thought it was the best course of action. I’m going to get this cold before it gets me. At least that’s my plan! Have a great day!

  3. The idea is appealing but I could not find the time, especially with all that’s going on re Sandy. You really should check out yeah write. You can play it week by week. I’m really enjoying it!

    • Stacie, I love your pieces you’ve been doing for yeah write. I have to read up on it, I’m not quite sure how it works, but I think it’s a great idea and will give it a try at some point. Hope your clean up/fix up goes quickly. Sending you good thoughts!

  4. Hey, you NaNo’d last year…that’s one more than I’ve ever done! It never really occurred to me that people would participate more than once since it looks like so much work!

    • I seem to do better when I have a deadline, Zo. I loved doing NaNoWriMo last year and would certainly do it again. I loved taking writing classes in the continuing education department at the local community college. Some one gave me an assignment and I did it! They haven’t had any for several years. I keep checking the catalog each year in case something shows up!

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