Daily Archives: November 7, 2010

Day 6: NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo & time change

Day 6 of National Novel Writing Month has come and gone and I just made it over the 10,000 words mark before midnight.  The suggested goal by day 6 is 10002 words.

Did I mention in an earlier post that I’m finding my best writing seems to be happening in the evenings?  I have written some of this 50,000 words challenge in the daytime but most of it has been nearer the end of the day and into the night.   When we were talking about this, I commented to my husband that I’m a night owl and he said, “You always have been.”  He on the other hand is the early bird and needs his sleep so that he can get up and get going in the mornings.  Ever hear the Ziggy quote? or was it Charlie Brown?  “I love mornings, they just start too early!” Yep!  Me too.  I do love early mornings and sunrises, and watching and listening to the world wake up, but all that is harder to see and fully enjoy when I have been up really late the night before – because that’s when my energy flows. 🙂  It’s not always that way, but more often true than not.

So, as I was saying, I couldn’t even squeeze many words out of my brain until late tonight.  Then they just started happening so that I ended at midnight with my total being 10230 words.  I am 21% of the way there, by what my widget shows.

I hope that some time tomorrow I can add the Picture Book Ideas Month badge to my blog’s side bar, maybe right under the NaNoWriMo ones.

Speaking of PiBoIdMo, this morning before I was even fully awake, I was listening to the wind and rain and an idea came to me for a picture book.  Cool, huh?  I love this!  🙂  The next challenge when this is all over, will be to actually DO something with my list of ideas.

Sunday will be very busy – fellowship (church), followed by dinner with my husband and grandson and anyone else who meets us for that meal, followed by Alpha, and then in the evening a private meeting.  So, I don’t know how much NaNo writing I will get done, but I will be reporting either that night or on Monday night with day 7’s update.

Did you remember to set your clock back?  Or did you get caught showing up at the wrong time?  Any tales to tell?  🙂

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings.  🙂

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Anniversary & Holocaust book

My husband’s and my anniversary was October 30.  Today (it’s still Saturday as I’m writing this) I was able to purchase for him the book he has been wanting.  Millions of Souls – a Holocaust memoir by Philip Riteman, has recently been released.   Stephen told me I could read it after he has, but I declined the offer.  I read the two-page article in a September issue of the newspaper about Mr. Riteman, and his story and experiences are so heart wrenching I know I could not bear to read his book.  It would bother me far too much.  Yet, I am between that self-protecting opinion and the knowing that everyone should hear his story, everyone should know of the horrors.

Remembrance Day is coming up on Thursday, November 11.  We will attend the memorial service as we have done for several years now, when we are given time to pause and think, and remember, and be grateful.

I believe it would make a difference in people if they could meet a War Vet or a Holocaust survivor, hear the too real stories, see the graphic images.

I believe we must never forget.

Do you?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings.  🙂