Posted in About Me, Dreams and Goals, Fiction Writing, NaNoWriMo

This year I am 64…

Forward Planning:

So most people make resolutions and goals on January 1st each year. As I have aged I have found that my birthday marks a special time for me. Considering next year will be the big “65″, I am making my intentions for the next 12 months now.

Writing Intentions:

Heading forward into November NaNoWriMo with dedication to finish my 2014 novel.

  • Connect with other dedicated writers
  • Re-read my novel and drop the mid-action change to the remote retreat
  • Brainstorm the crisis point and options to redevelop the events
  • Creating a story board to the point of change

October – research plot change options

Personal Development:

  • Journaling
  • Art Journaling
  • Planners
  • Walking (daily)
  • Eating better meals (homemade)

Financial Planning:

  • No spend weeks
  • Tracking utilities and regular costs
  • Saving goals
  • Trackers – weekly
  • Pay down all debt

Loved ones:

  • Mindfulness – moment by moment
  • Capture those special times by camera
  • Write letters
  • Spend time with each person when the option arises
  • Document every special time
  • Say “I love you” every day


So this is just the general ideas of a very happy 64 year old on her birthday. Dinner with family, drinks and time with plans for a renovated office space, and that makes for great birthday celebration. Thanks for joining


Posted in About Me, Fiction Writing, Just write, NaNoWriMo


I completed NaNoWriMo!!!! And I won! Yes, I made it to 50,000 words in 30 days. I did have to bust out the 29th to the point of OMG! But I made it. This means that I really have a rough draft that is no where near finished, but on its way.

Posted in About Me, Fiction Writing, Just write, NaNoWriMo, Spirit

NaNoWriMo 2014

struggle-strength-picture-quoteI’m doing it! Started my novel on November 1, 2014. I am so excited. It is so easy to distract myself with doing more reading and research and catching up with forums on the NaNoWriMo website.

I am meeting up with a friend to encourage each other early on in the month. I already met up with writers in Prince George on Saturday at the library. We chatted for too long but I still got a start on 400 words. So off I go. Had to share . . . Looking for lots of positive energy.