WELL, RATS. Today’s weather was sunny and warm, with some fall color still out there to be seen, and I was stuck at home with some kind of bug. I could have gone for my Wednesday run with PR Fitness, but decided not to push it, with Aikido and the downtown Public Art Awareness Run tomorrow. The weekend is busy, too – Saturday night is the Headless Horseman 5K race in Howell, and Sunday morning I’m a pacer in the Wicked 10K Run in Plymouth.
On the good news front, my new truffle flavor – Chai with vanilla – has gotten a big thumbs-up from all who have tried it. Another big hit involves my wife’s caramels, which I dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt. Both can be seen below, along with my more traditional (and personal favorite) almond amaretto, and a cinnamon-ginger experiment (on the far right with the red pattern).
Finally, if you’ve been checking the right sidebar, you’ll see my October goal has been TBD all month. Couldn’t come up with one this time, so I’ll just have to let it go. But I did get a head start on my December activity – compiling a list of 50 memorable things I did this year. You know, it’s a lot easier to create a list of 50 memorable things to do than to list 50 things you actually did. Want proof? Just Google “50 things to do”.
Next month’s goal is crystal clear, however. November is National Novel Writing Month, and the annual challenge is to write an entire novel in one month. So my goal is 50,000 words from November 1-30. I have a concept in mind, and need to get going on an outline. Guess that means I should end this post and get busy.
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Thanks for the encouragement, Mark. That’s pretty much what I intend to do – write away like a nut. It will be good discipline to just write and not start editing until the first draft is complete. But being me, I at least need a good outline to work from, so that’s what I’m doing until Oct. 31. We’ll see what happens.
Cool on the national novel writing month. Tried it before, but I tend to write like a page a day for 365 days rather than over a month. Write away like a nut and see what happens.