Mostly True Memoirs

Writer’s Block Solution

It’s NaNoWriMo.

National Novel Writing Month.

The challenge is to write 1667 words a day.

Every single day.

For an entire month.

Many writers are complaining of writer’s block.

I have the perfect solution for that.

Join Toastmasters.

At Toastmasters, you will learn how to do impromptu speaking.

You can apply everything you learn about impromptu speaking to your writing.

Not every speech, and not every piece of writing, will be great.

But you can rework those less-than-perfect pieces into something better.

You can edit a rough first draft.

You can’t edit a blank screen.

Join Toastmasters and you will never have writer’s block again.

Standard
Mostly True Memoirs

Staycation

Bob is out of town.

I informed the Grown Son that when Dad is out of town, I am on Staycation.

I don’t cook or shop.

I’m quite happy to eat toast and fruit for dinner.

The Grown Son was very concerned.

What will he eat?

I informed him that there was cooked taco meat in the freezer.

He rummaged around until he found it, and then he objected.

Because it was frozen.

Excuse me?

What did he think he was going to find in the freezer?

A hot meal?

That reminds me…

I need to add some wine to my toast and fruit dinner.

Standard
Mostly True Memoirs

NaNoWriMo

Not only is November National Diabetes Awareness Month, It is also NaNoWriMo.

National Novel Writing Month.

The idea is to write 1667 words a day.

If you do that every day, you will have written 50,000 words by the end of November.

I’m not entering the official contest.

In the official contest you have to upload your manuscript to prove your word count.

I’m not that trusting.

I’ll do the writing.

I’ll do the word count.

But I’m not uploading my work…

Standard