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Yearly Reflections . . .

I've noticed I have a decided tendency to sit down at the tail end of the year and look back. I think it's a natural inclination as one year dies and another begins to look over the past and plan for the future.

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. I always do, but I want to take particular time this year to really sit back in silence and reflect on what I have. First of all, health. We went through a really difficult two years with my dad.We didn't know what was wrong for a long time, several long and complicated surgeries and all the attendant indignities, and finally a trip to the Mayo Clinic where they were able to solve the issue once and for all. I'm thankful so much for his health, and for the sanity and strength my mom found during the whole process. I think it aged me a bit there. The not knowing is one of the most frightening things and I wasn't even the one going through it. Even my imagination fails when I try and put myself there.

I'm thankf…

NaNoWriMo--I'm Officially Crazy

So, I'm officially nuts. Yep. In the midst of my typical craziness I decided that I was going to sign up for NaNoWriMo--that would be National Novel Writing Month for those who have no idea what I'm talking about. The whole point is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Right now I'm two days in and about 2100 words. That's it right now, but I do have to say that I'm pretty proud of myself. I might not make it to the 50,000 word mark, but no matter where I end up it'll being further along in any novel than I was before.

The major question was what to write. Do try and plow through book three of the Star Circle Trilogy? Do I try and muscle my way into the sequel for the book I just sent into Solstice or do I try and complete something completely different? I came up with an idea for something completely different then decided at zero hour that I should really just plow through the last book in the trilogy. Book one was released in June, book two in October and book t…