Just a quick update as things have been crazy and a few are waiting for me to do some things in forums and groups.
Less than a week ago, I was in a car accident. No one was injured that night enough for police to even come to the scene. Mine was hit so I have minor issues of whip lash and some nausea but doing fine. My car has recently been deemed not salvageable (it was really small and not very expensive so doesn't take much to break that threshold). So, I'm just dealing with a lot of stress as I get things squared away and get another vehicle.
Writing is in the background but still getting geared up for November. Hope everyone out there in the writing world here is doing well.
We are near Halloween and even in these crazy times, personal struggles and uncommon situations, we can rise and we can write.
Seriously though, I am trying to decide if I want to attempt NaNoWriMo this year. I've had some successful years, a very successful year and some misses. The last few with working retail full time have been misses though last year it was only by a few thousand words.
And if I do attempt again: what do I write? I have so many works in progress, it would help to pick one, two or three of those to finish. However, I have many other ideas that could be written too from word 1 (which is the official rule). So many options.
Also have a group that I used to maintain for November that included a forum. I could get those going again if people are interested.
I don't know what to do. Working all of the time, finishing up the business "class" done through conference calls. It's not going to get easier as we get to fall/winter even though it's not cold in LA because I work in retail store with a pharmacy. Still, I want to write but it's a struggle.
I was almost late for a very important date but thank goodness I got a reminder that You are having a birthday Dawn.happy birthday and have a specially nice day filled with love. and new adventures even if it's just discovering a gnome at the bottom of the garden or a new way to do your hair,
Keep safe and enjoy your day.
Hard to believe I've been a member of this site for 15 years now. Still writing and still dreaming even after all of these years. Much has changed, a little has stayed the same and there is more to come. Looking forward to the next 15 years of writing.
I posted on facebook and instagram so I'll add one here too. While I usually work, I have a few weekends off this month as coworker is trying something different so is taking the weekend shifts. After enough episodes of cupcake wars and cake challenges, I decided to do my own. For May let's do a quarantine cupcakes wars. You can do one cupcake or all four. First one is always just the taste with the other three having a presentation factor if you haven't seen the show.
Theme: take-out leftovers and/or colors(without food dye or fake coloring)
My round one cupcake is a rice cupcake that included lemon and ginger with a wasabi avocado buttercream inspired from leftover wasabi from an ubereats delivery. Color is green (lemon with avocado keeps it green). Will post pictures in the future. Whoever wants to join in this month long baking challenge can on here, facebook and IG.