OH NOOOO NaNo #NaNoWriMo #MFRWAuthor

Hello, yeah it’s been a while. Not much, how bout you?

Remember that song? It was ‘our’ song, playing when Tom asked me to stay with him for what would be the rest of his life. It’s also one of the most popular mondegrens…misunderstood song lyrics.

I’ve composed a plethora of blogs posts, starting back with Columbus Day and on up until now. Not always the most upbeats posts, but how could you know since they stayed in my head, not on the page. I had a talk with myself about that, and told myself I was gearing up for NaNo. I had a super fun dog event on NOV 1 then I’d be all NaNo all the time. This was going to be such a fantastic book, a sequel to my favorite book, another in the Stormhaven Love Story series. I’ve been working on copious character studies, plot turns, reasons why.

I sit down at the computer. I stand up at the computer. And I get


I did manage to open and name the file: A Question of Trust. And there it sat. Mocking me.

I know the story. Honest, I do. It’s about Ty Randolph’s ex-wife, Lana, who took his horse and truck when she left him. He sure missed that horse! A Question of Honor starts with Sydney Castleton, Lana’s sister, picking up Devin Starke at the Long Beach airport since Devin is going to help her move the horse back to Stormhaven.

The next book, which I sent to Black Opal Books just in time to start this one, is A Question of Faith. I’ll be sharing more about that story soon…honest!

Fortunately the mocking ceased after a couple of days, while I drove around wondering how I was going to redeem Lana, who so far was kind of one dimensional. Why did she leave Ty? Even more important WHY did she marry him. I’d like to say the answers came in a rush of inspiration but I can’t lie that much even if I am a writer. It’s been a slow trip on a bumpy road but we’re getting there.

And it’s not just me, I’d like to say. A fellow Blog Challenge author is giving us the same lament! I’m Pouring My Art Out very funny guy with a really funny blog.

And it’s raining here….guess I won’t be going out with the dogs. Guess I’ll be staying home, swilling coffee, and writing.

Have a great Sunday, and remember beauty is everywhere, we just have to open our eyes and see it.



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11 responses to “OH NOOOO NaNo #NaNoWriMo #MFRWAuthor

  1. Ha! I wrote my entire action/humor science fiction series without allowing myself to plan past the next sentence. If it felt slow for one sentence, I would add a character or a plot twist… I got my hero into countless jams and then it would take days or even a week to figure out how to get him out.


    • The book I just sent in…A Question of Faith…was NaNo plotless all the way. I took the whimsical advice of “if you’re stuck, either put them in bed or blow something up.” Hmmm it ended up working but it took forever to edit that hot mess!
      For the most part I’ve just sat down and let words come out. The one time I tried to outline/plot/character study? Well, I’m still trudging through that one!

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  2. nydia

    I so miss reading your posts, Monica! I decided that If I’m going to do a NaNoWriMo again (which for me was an exercise in just do it-ness), it would have to be in a different month. So glad you’re taking that journey…good luck!


  3. I so agree with you! Yesterday I wrote 60 words but I tell myself at least that’s something! I am not concerned with earning a badge, just creating a story and since I have 8000 or so words I did not have before, I figure I’m coming out ahead! Thanks for sharing.


  4. Great post. Now you have me wondering about those lyrics.


    • the most popular misinterpretations is “there’s a warm wind blowing the stars around.” which is actually “there’s a warm wind blowing, the stars are out”
      Kinda big difference!
      I always heard “I’m not talkin’ ’bout millenium’ which was actually ‘I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in”


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