The Intention of My Blog
Welcome, my beloved readers!
In case you're wondering, it's not a typo up there for you see the definition of goodly is:
–used as an adjective to describe something
1. of ample or good size, ex: a goodly amount.
2. of a fine appearance, ex: a goodly young man.
3. Archaic. of good quality, ex: a goodly gift.
I am a mother who home educates her children; I would be pleased if you'd look around. You never know if I might have something to your liking. I've blogged about different topics. I hope you enjoy your stay here. May God bless you with peace, a renewing of your mind, and rest as you read my posts.
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Thanks to all for your patience as I have been on the mend. I had double heart bypass surgery in February of 2013, and I needed to focus on my recovery, which has been in steady progress. Thanks for your kind consideration.
Thanks for visiting!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Should I clean or write or cook?
I look around my house and notice the dust and hair that needs to be swept. I can't do anything about it. I take pride in having a clean house. I think about how I like to decorate my house for the holidays. I could ask my kids to pick up the slack, but I know they won't do it as well as me.
No. My family is not starving!
If anyone comes to my house, please disregard those dust bunnies. Just know that my pets might want to hitchhike on your clothes or shoes. Anyway, the only thing I am accomplishing is my writing, which is the only stress reliever left to me, since I can't crochet. I don't have energy for much else; fortunately, we do have food to eat; I just can't prepare it myself.
I feel so useless, but I have to be easy on myself. I think that perhaps I've been through a lot this year. I should not be hard on myself. The problem is that my house is a reflection of me. Oh, well, I'll just pray that mercy from God flows to and through me.
In order to write today, I played my old Christian music. Yeah! Guess I haven't mentioned much about that. I wrote to the music of the Newsboys. I hadn't heard that music in a long time.
My heart was healing while listening to my music and writing my novel.
At times, I received comfort. At other times, I gained insight about my loving characters. Yes, the music gave me some inspiration. The music I heard helped me to cement some ideas I have about life. God was definitely in the details about situations in my life (even in my fictional story), and He was telling me that I have been on the right track.
Let me say this: Nothing happens by accident.
Trust in God to use the situations in your life, even novel writing, to reveal Himself. You see, I was writing about a father-daughter relationship. As I listen to the music, still, He is revealing His love for me. I've been needing His touch in my life just like I've received today. To be reminded that God is my loving Father is a great comfort to me; this is akin to what has happened in my story when Mr. Donatello comforted his daughter, Jilly Anne, after a harrowing ordeal with an abusive boyfriend.
My dear friends, thanks for reading this latest update about my NanoWriMo adventures. Stay tuned for more.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I could have gotten way ahead with my novel. I could have made some delicious meals. I could have deep cleaned. Instead my characters, just like my raw food products, stayed on the shelf. They all waited patiently for me to be ready.
I am so dedicated to my craft of writing!
I took oodles of Ibuprofen just to be able to type. I cried lots in pain. I wore a wrap for my wrist. I had topical creams applied and even a heat wrap. I have a stiff pinky which is slowly coming out of strike.
My hand is stiff, but I am pressing on. I pray I get better. Potatoes need smashing and dressing is waiting to be mixed and fluffed. Will my wrist let me participate in preparing a delicious meal for turkey day?
More importantly, will my characters progress in their growth as individuals? My hero, just today, managed to remember who beat him up. Yes, I wrote enough to satisfy today and some of tomorrow's word count. I would love to have all of Thanksgiving Day off, but we shall see. John still needs to figure out how he got to the hospital.
I gladly welcome your prayers that my wrist will heal. I would love to come back full force to blog everyday in December. Thanks for thinking of me when you talk to God today and whenever else you remember me throughout the days ahead.
Thanks so much for reading this latest update about my NanoWriMo adventures. Stay tuned for more.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I had to get in the mind of the hero. He was confused. He was diagnosed with amnesia. He had lots of questions. To top it off, everyone was asking him questions, too.
He was frustrated, but something jogged his memory. He fears what he's going to remember. He was severely beaten but doesn't remember that. He needs to remember. Even the sheriff wants to know what he remembers.
The secondary heroine, Jilly Anne, will help him. She's not going to want to plant memories in his mind. She has been putting her mental health at risk. She's been by John's side all the time, but she is going to suffer for it. Isn't that realistic?
Well, thanks for reading this latest update about my NanoWriMo adventures. Stay tuned for more.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
P.S. Yes, I'll also be posting an update to NaNoWriMo later today. :)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Well, thanks for reading this latest update about my NanoWriMo adventures. Stay tuned for more.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I had every intention of reaching my word count for today, but I didn't. I'm gonna have to double up on Sunday. I might even have to catch up on Monday. The difference this year from last is that I'm not going to worry about it.
Out of the ordinary can produce new ideas.
The ideas are still flowing. It's just that I ran out of time. We had so much fun fishing at the coast. Sometimes, we gotta play a little hooky. It's great to do something out of the ordinary.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I've introduced a new character who is doing a compelling job at convincing the secondary male hero to do just what he should--protect. She's filling the stranger in on the details of the town folk. This is better than telling. I actually had these two characters conversing with one another.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It's another day in a writer's paradise. I came up with some fresh material. I've got my secondary characters meeting today. Now, a hero is there for each gal character. Perhaps the feminists won't like this, but I like to feel protected, and men in a different era liked to protect their women and make them feel protected, too.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I didn't think I would get through with my goal for today. So far, I've kept my word count goal. You see, there was a family crisis last night, and I got caught up in it. I kept as much of my cool through it.
I prayed. I researched online...
and I cried.
My blood pressure went up. Perhaps I was suffering a panic attack. I started with the body aches. I was so keyed up that I couldn't sleep. I ended up staring at the ceiling.
Really, I thought I was gonna suffer a nervous breakdown...but I didn't. I lived into another day, with my brain intact to bring you more of my nuttiness. Well, I think I'm sane!
So what does a writer do during a crisis?
Well, if you are diabolical like me, you'd start plotting the next scenes to your story. You guessed it, I used the material of the crisis for my story. I know. I'm cruel like that!
Beware: I might use your drama for my story!
Maybe I should blame it on my hormones, but I had to channel all my wild emotions into something positive.
Seriously, though, I thank God that I have an outlet for the emotional issues that hit me. Without writing, I would totally have lost it by today. I think it's true, what is meant for bad, God turns around for the positive. Also, what doesn't knock you down only makes you stronger...and I think I'll leave it alone on that note. ;)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
People have mistreated my favorite gal, big time!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Here's a little ditty
That I think is pretty:
I went to sleep at nine o'clock
Cuz Ms. Sandman did knock.
Woke up six
What a mix
I hate her.
My body said get up
My brain said not yet
Finally my brain said giddy up
so it's a sure bet
That I turned on the light
an idea in my brain did alight.
My body slept six hours
But my clock showed five hours.
at my 'puter chair I did sit
can't help but write
before it's bright.
This silly nonsense
You see, I'm not so dense
To think this too witty
but it's about this kitty
Who can't sleep
And can't count sheep.
Here's fair warning
It's not worth darning
But those clocks
Deserve our time
To reset the flocks
To at the same point, chime.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Today went really well. Daughter and I once again were in the same room. We love to sit near each other. We stop and ask each other how we are doing. It's great to have such a willing soundboard.
I love that we have this time together. She's growing up too quickly, and she's so smart. I am one proud mother.
We both got ahead in our word count. The hope is that we can take the weekend off and/or have some time off during Thanksgiving. Iris' birthday is the day before Thanksgiving. We often get frazzled around that time so we take school off for at least one week.
Still had enough ideas for the novel today. I am so thankful that the gray cells, as Mr. Hercule Poirot (an Agatha Christie character) says, are still working. Today, I ventured into dialogue. It made my story more fun. I might go back to Day One's work and add more dialogue there, as well.
“Now here this, Jilly Anne. I'm married to the man of my dreams. He loves me. He is with me. If you try to come between us, you will pay for it. Do you hear me?” Caroline said.
I'll try to give an update tomorrow. Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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If you need to improve your health, in any form, please ask God to help you; He will, if you pray for His guidance.
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