Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gratitude, Passion and NaNo

"TO ME, 
NORMAL IS THE ABSENCE OF PASSION.
I WANT TO CRAVE AN EMBRACE,
LOSE MYSELF IN THE TASTE OF A
DELICIOUS PIECE OF DARK CHOCOLATE,
FEEL EVERY HAIR ON MY ARM STAND ON END 
FROM THE LICK OF A COOL BREEZE.
NORMAL?
NAH, KEEP IT.
I'M TOO BUSY 
BEING GRATEFUL AND PASSIONATE 
ABOUT THIS LIFE I'M LIVING."
(Kristin Cast)

Busy being grateful and passionate? That's me! Hopefully, it's all of you, too. 

For the rest of the month, I'm throwing myself into my NaNo novel. I will come up for air. And turkey. And chocolate. And to remind my husband and the tortoises who I am. But otherwise, I'm pretty much on a blogging break.

I wish you all a wonderful rest of the month and a very happy Thanksgiving! See you in December!

46 comments:

  1. Grateful and passionate. Good plan. And glad NaNo is going well for you! I am really struggling--the month has taken it out of me from every directions. Not sure if I even can win at this point. Certainly not if I keep letting distractions seep in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hang in there, Hart! Can you cut any of those distractions down even just a little?

      You do know you've already "won" just by attempting NaNo, right? You've got words/scenes/an outline that you didn't have in the beginning of the month and that's something! :)

      Delete
  2. Happy Thanksgiving and have fun with your NaNo passion. =D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband and the tortoises too. Have a fantastic holiday and rest of the month!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yay! I hope you have the most fabulous Thanksgiving! My blog tour is almost done, and then I'm checking out for family and Turkey. It's just around the next bend... It's amazing how long you can sprint when the end is in sight, eh?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you have a fabulous holiday as well, Crystal! Keep sprinting! :)

      Delete
    2. Always, right? Final day of NaNo--I imagine there will be a large number of people sprinting today. =)

      Delete
  5. Good luck with NaNo, and enjoy that turkey and chocolate.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Enjoy your blogging break and all that turkey and chocolate.

    Best of luck with NaNoWriMo!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll still be popping in and out of the blogosphere. Can't get rid of me that easily. :)

      Delete
  7. Love that quote!
    Enjoy writing and Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that quote, too. And Happy Thanksgiving to you!

      Delete
  8. Awesome quote.

    Enjoy your break and your turkey!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's exactly how I feel! Enjoy the writing. I'm having a blast!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Go go NaNo words!! I hope you get a lot done (and eaten) on your break. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me, too. Although, maybe more words, less food would be better for my waistline? :)

      Delete
  11. Happy Writing! I'm NaNoing too. Wishing you lots of words.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wishing you lots of words and good NaNo luck as well! :)

      Delete
  12. Have a great break, and good luck with NaNo!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I LOVE that quote at the top. Gratitude and passion sound like ideal goals to me. :)

    You have tortoises! Cool. Years ago, we bought our daughter a baby African spurred tortoise. When it was little, it had the prettiest lime green eyes, and its shell was ruffled around the edges. She still had the tortoise when she moved out, and it was so big, it needed a whole bedroom for its habitat. She eventually had to donate it to an animal shelter... which already had another tortoise to keep it company.

    Anyhow, Happy Thanksgiving. (The only time of year it's okay to tell someone to "Get stuffed!")

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They sound like good goals to me, too! :)

      We are really hoping our tortoises don't get that big. They shouldn't, but Larry does like to eat....

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

      Delete
  14. Good luck with NaNo. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Air, turkey and chocolate. The three essentials of life. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The three essentials at this time of year. Other seasons, I might subtract turkey and add wine. :)

      Delete
  16. I hope NaNo is going well for you. Be sure to eat plenty of chocolate and lots of turkey and stuffing :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is overall - fingers crossed I can pull out the win. I see a lot of turkey and stuffing and chocolate in my future... yum! :)

      Happy Thanksgiving to you!

      Delete
  17. Happy Thanksgiving, Madeline! Beat NaNo and enjoy that turkey and chocolate. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Chrys!

      I'll do my best.... :)

      Delete
  18. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope passion fills to you to bursting whenever write. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Anna! I am definitely filled to bursting but right now it's with turkey. :)

      Delete
  19. Good luck with NaNo! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Christine! I made it through NaNo with a win! :)

      Delete