Wednesday, November 2, 2022

IWSG: November 2022

 Whew, it's here already. The first Wednesday of the month and time for writers to share their woes and victories with others in the IWSG blog hop. Thanks to our founder, Alex J. Cavanaugh and all the admins at IWSG, we can share and encourage each other. Find the entire list here.

This month's question: Have I ever participated in NaNo? If not, why not? 

I have not and can't imagine I ever will. It's not my style. I have gone through spurts where I write more than 2K words per day, but I haven't for a while. I wish the best to all who attempt to do so.

I have been writing a little. My publisher has been very supportive during the past two years when my production of new material ground to a halt. I trying to prove her faith in me.

I know some of you love Halloween, but it's far from my favorite. Glad it's over and now I can look forward to fall and then Thanksgiving.

Heads up for this Friday. Enola Holmes 2 is coming to Netflix. The author of the Enola Holmes books is a friend of mine and was one of my greatest inspirations to become a writer. She's a lot of fun on Twitter. Find her here.

My daughter convinced me to watch Dark on Netflix and now I can't stop. Don't tell me what happens. I'm only at the end of season 1. It's so wonderful to have children who share my tastes in shows and books.

"Be happy. It is one way of being wise." Colette

I had my blog birthday since last I posted. Fourteen years and counting. I keep vowing to be more attentive to it, but I keep failing.

I hope those of you in the USA will vote next week. Let your voice be heard.

"Being willing is not enough; we must do." Leonardo da Vinci

Are you participating in NANO? Have you in the past? How long have you been blogging? Are you an Enola Holmes fan?


  1. The NaNoWriMo is not for everyone. The pressure of writing that many days in the month of November is rough.

    T. Powell Coltrin Writes @

  2. Never tried Nano, and I doubt I ever will, but kudos to those who can do it! I voted early yesterday. I think I am approaching my 14th blogaversary too. Don't know how that happened.

  3. If only I didn't have a day job, I might entertain participating in NaNoWriMo. I keep thinking about it, but then I let distractions get in the way. Or, to be more honest, to afraid to try (and fail).

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. NaNo isn't my style either. Glad you're writing and have a supportive publisher. Thanks for the heads-up on Enola Holmes

  5. Not into Halloween either. Excited for the next Enola Holmes!

  6. I loved Enola Holmes! We've been waiting so long for the next season.

  7. I still need to catch up with Elona Holmes. How fun that you know the author. Hope you have a productive month, NaNo or not.

  8. I love the Enola Holmes books and the first Netflix movie, so I'm looking forward to the second one!
    Sometimes, we go through dry spells with writing. I think it's just part of the ebb and flow of any creative work. I've been slowed down, I've sped up for the moment, and I know December will slow down again.
    Hope all is well!

  9. I've never seen Dark. Maybe I'll give it a shot.

  10. While i wish with all my heart i were a writer, i just don't have the gift as i see it in others and not in me.

    Happy blog birthday!

  11. I'm looking forward to the next Enola Holmes movie. The first one was fun!

  12. I find writing NaNo a challenge, I haven't been able to do it for a while due to my busy date with my book's sequel writing. Enola Holmes is one of my favorite characters :)

  13. I'm don't participate in NaNoWriMo and never really did. I don't do really well writing long works. I've been blogging at least since 2010. I first started blogging casually, and so somewhat infrequently; now I blog every week.

    Yes, Halloween is one of my favourite holidays (it's hard not to be; I write a lot of horror). However, each November I always do look forward to Thanksgiving, especially that turkey and pumpkin pie!