Share Your World 12-2-19

Well here we are breaking into the last month of 2019! I can hardly believe it! I can also hardly believe all that has happened between this time last year and today. Well, we don’t have time to share it all today…BUT WE DO HAVE TIME TO SHARE A BIT OF OUR WORLDS BY ANSWERING MELANIE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD QUESTIONS. 

By clicking the link above you can go to Melanie’s world and there take part and reading and if you desire answering her questions. Here are those questions and my answers.



What’s your remedy for the Holiday blues?    For myself,  filling to much of my holiday world with events and not saving enough quiet time is one sure way to fall into a holiday funk. So making sure I keep time and space aside to breathe and be alone helps me. Also keeping the reason for the season front and center is a must for me. The old adage is true…”Know Jesus, know peace. No Jesus, no peace.”

Your favorite beverage (if it differs) during the holiday season?  If it doesn’t differ, just answer the ‘what’s your favorite beverage” part.  I am actually a fan of winter wassail.

This one has been asked before, but what’s your take on pumpkin spice? I love pumpkin spice, but I am a bigger fan of slated caramel and mint.

Is there is a person or god connected with your holiday?  Yes and as stated above, keeping Him front and center in the holiday helps me keep the holiday blues at bay.

  • Who are they and do you believe in them? Jesus is the center of Christmas for me.
  • If you do not believe in these people or gods, does the celebration/honoring of that being, bother you in any way (e.g., ignored, dismissed, angry, etc.)?



Share a song that you enjoy during this Winter season (whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, The Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa and so forth.

This is actually pretty hard because there are so many. Ok I will break it down to two.


Well That Was NaNoWriMo 2019

Well NaNoWriMo 2019 has come and gone. That was quick! It was just like a dandelion…blooming one day and gone to seed the next. I thought I would have more time to be posting updates about my progress, but then I do tend to overestimate my abilities.

In spite of that, the month did exactly what it was supposed to. It saw me through another reading of the novel I am working to complete. I chopped about 6,000  words most of which were leading the narrative rather than letting the narrative lead. I also began a debate with myself over at least one chapter and its future in the novel….I haven’t decided which side of me wins this fight yet. DO YOU EVER FIGHT WITH YOURSELF LIKE THAT?


I also wrote about five scenes of backstory some of which will (I think) make it into the novel’s final form. Of course they will need to be rewritten. My first drafts are always….well let’s just say not fit for public consumption. My sister would call them “pieces of Drech.”

What I noticed is that as I worked hard to increase my level of writing productivity, my over all productivity level went up. I  started really paying attention to my blog life again. I accomplished a lot more art work than I usually do. My family started a semi regular game night and I got some of the big cleaning projects done  which I had been sitting on for a while. If this keeps up my family is going to want every month to be NaNoWriMo.