The End of November

November calendar
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It’s gloomy here in my corner of the world. A nice grey, slightly windy and rainy day to close out the month of November. For some odd reason, I feel like November was a fast month. Does anyone else feel this way? Perhaps it was the buzz of sprinting towards a NaNoWriMo finish or maybe it was looking forward to putting up some festive decorations and trying to find cheer in the midst of this pandemic year.

I’m sure next month will bring on a whole new set of challenges as we figure out how to close out a most interesting year. While 2020 has been, to quote almost every person, “unprecedented” <can we all agree just to retire this word?> I have, personally, found much joy and growth in the darkened storm clouds.

This month, I’m thankful we decided to decorate a little earlier with Christmas lights and cheer. I’m also enjoying the fact so many others have decided to do the same thing. The twinkling little lights keep me company as I sit at my computer at night and type. I’m grateful for the 20-minute sprints I was able to cram in and become a first time NaNoWriMo winner. The joy from writing another novel has really buoyed me these last few days of the month.

All right, time to return my thoughts to my day job and daydream about the writing process for later in the night.

Hello, Again

Hand holding "Hello You" card
Photo by Claire Morgan on

It’s been a while since I’ve delved into the fantastical world of website maintenance. I will admit, keeping an Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page all active is a doozie. Hats off to those of you who are masters at this art, because it is an art. I’m grateful for the ability to just integrate everything together and have everything publish at once. But for a website, I felt there should be more meat on the bones, so to say, not just some small snippet. So, if you happen to stumble across this site today <thank you> it will hopefully look different the next time you randomly visit.

My hope is to spruce it up so when 2021 rolls around, I can be more active and more exciting. I love it when others share their writing inspiration and I thought I could share some too!

I am currently working on my NaNoWriMo novel. I hit 50k words the other day so I’m actively ripping apart my nicely “pants” novel and stitching it back up with edits and revisions. I’m hopeful S&Z will be finished in time to help jump start an amazing 2021.

I guess that’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope they’ll be more updates real soon.