Rules of Engagement

I am fascinated by the human mind; what we choose to believe, what we agree and disagree on, what makes us different, what makes us the same. I am constantly studying, questioning, and wondering.  Because of that, I started this blog. I wanted to connect with others who I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to connect and engage with in everyday life. This allows me to see their perspective on an issue or topic and maybe learn a little more about what makes them tick. By reading this blog it gives you the reader an insight into me as well.

I am not out to change minds. If you do change your mind, then I consider that a result of our dialogue and your learning or accepting something you may not have perhaps considered before. I’m not going to crow about it or say I told you so. We’re not in Kindergarten and this is a safe place to express whatever thoughts come to mind, mine and yours.

I feel like I have said this before, but with the increase in traffic and new followers, it would seem it bears repeating. The rules around here are simple – this is not a place for bullying, derogatory or inflammatory speech, or disrespect. That will not be tolerated. If you wish to engage in discussion, conversation, and occasional frivolity, I encourage you to do so.

Thank you for reading and look for more content coming soon.

NaNoWriMo Winner, Now What?

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For those following along, the month of November was National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short. The goal was to write 50,000 in a month. It was to be a rough draft of something, not necessarily something ready for publication at the end of the month.

This was my fourth year participating, and while what I wrote this year was more a cathartic experiment than an actual story, I successfully wrote 50,814 words. It took shutting up my inner editor, who has a nasty habit of popping up at the most inconvenient times, and a lot of time spent in front of the computer, but I did it. What will become of those 50,000 words remains to be seen. But for now I can say, the experiment was a success and I’m back to working on my regular project that I hope to have done by spring.

Stay tuned, more to come on that later; once it’s made it past the second draft stage and I figure out how exactly to end the story.