Thursday, November 1, 2012

30 Days of Thankful

I got up early this morning because I have decided to do a writing challenge.  The writing challenge is to write 50,000 words in the month of November.  Most people are using the month to write a novel.  I am not that ambitious.  I want to do the challenge just to get in the habit of taking the time to write every day.  I am shooting for 2500 words a day.

But before I could start, I had to procrastinate a bit and check out my email and Facebook.  Facebook is probably the world's most used procrastination tool.  I am pretty sure it is THE writer's procrastination tool.

One of my fellow writers has a different challenge for November.  She wants people to join her and write a "Thankfulness" blog post a day.  While I shouldn't take this on too, I am going to try.

I was thinking about it when I took my daughter to the train this morning.  When I got home and got out of the car, this is the view I saw.  How can you not be thankful when you have a scene like that in front of you?

So, today I am thankful for life and all it's beauty.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Being thankful for life and all of its beauty is a perfect way to start this challenge, Carol. Thanks for attempting it, especially in light of your recent sickness, as described in your recent blog post. The photo you shared was breathtaking. God is quite an artist, isn't he?

    1. Amanda, Thanks to you for starting it! I think it is just what I need. It is good to step back and see how wonderful things are!

  2. Carol, I say take on as many challenges as you can to see how they fit. You may not live up to the prescribed definition of successful completion, but I choose to define success on my own terms. Did I gain something useful out of it? Did my writing benefit? Are my readers better or worse for the attempt? This last one I really take to heart. If a challenge goes against the pact I feel I have with my writers, I stop and modify. I am bloggingly thankful every Thursday. What I learned from Jane Ann's memoir challenge is that my editorial calendar is just about right. Too much of even a good thing is too much for me and my blog. I did enjoy reading Gerry's and Joy's complete 25 days of memoir, so I think it is an individual call. Besides if it gets you blogging more, there will be more of you to love and laugh with. Good luck!

    1. Thanks. I don't think that following the instructions always works for all. There are times that it is important but not always! Here's to defining our own success.