Wendi’s Word: Words for November

I couldn’t take the political ads anymore as I sat in the parking lot while our toddler slept in the back seat last Friday at Al Deeby. I pushed play on the CD and didn’t think anything about it again.
My husband drove off in my vehicle and I drove off in the fixed lease. He called not even ten minutes later and left a message. The CD was playing in the background.
WNIC has started Christmas music, he said, and I instantly called him. Eep! I had left the CD playing.
“Did you get my message?”
“I did,” I said, then explained the radio station usually set in my Saturn Vue had not started their holiday play list yet. It was my Michael Buble Christmas CD. I had started playing it on Nov. 1 and actually it was in the vehicle all the time.
I pushed forward the beginning of the holiday music and I admitted to him I couldn’t listen to the political ads anymore.
It is November, no denying it with the ads increasing every moment as election day neared, the arrival of everything Christmas and for some National Novel Writing Month. Ah, sweet November, with the big goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days for many writers.
I thought about starting a new project this year – adventures of a toddler? They are fun, aren’t they? The curious mind, the interesting things they do and say like holding their little hand up and a vocalizing firm “no, mama” (fine but I am still going to sing in the vehicle.)
I circled back to my NaNoWriMo novel from 2010, my first completed project, for this year. Though I did write 50,000 words it was not completed.
Every new year I begin with a goal to finish it, edit it and then see what comes next. Plus, my NaNoWriMo project near the end of 2010 is a mess editing wise. I wrote close to 30,000 words in the last five days. It’s not too late to join, go to www.NaNoWriMo.org. I know 50,000 words seems like a lot but any words written is a huge accomplishment. Think of it as very detailed outline – it’s what I tell newbies when their eyes get wide with the look of fear they won’t make it.
If you have Friday nights free, the Flint region has write-ins at Starbucks off Sashabaw Road, beginning at 6 p.m. Look for the laptops with NaNoWriMo stickers!

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