This year I am participating in the mad dash writing known as NaNoWriMo. The challenge is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. The first book I wrote with this challenge was The Eyes of a Stranger. That was in 2010.
The next one was Some Happy Day in 2011.
With Six Miles From Nashville, in 2012, I didn't quite make the 50,000 words but I did finish in December. It was a great help in getting it completed.
2013 was the third year I completed the challenge with The Restless Kansas Wind.
This year, 2014, the working title is Running to Her Future, Book V of Rescued...a Series of Hope.
Here is the premise of the book: Rescued from a filthy brothel as a child, Doris Grant never felt worthy of having a home of her own. With the last of her many siblings married off, she stood at a crossroads. Just what would she do with the rest of her life?
As with each book I have written, many changes are made in the process of writing. I think I know where the story is going, but probably don't. That is what makes writing so fun for me. Join me in this journey for the month of November. I will give you updates as I go.
The Golden Age Club and Kearny County Library hosted me for a speaking event this past Monday. The food was delicious. Terry and I suspended our diets to enjoy fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, hominy (my fav), green beans, fruit salads, pea salad, pies, brownies, and the yummy list goes on!!!
This is one active Senior group. After listening to the list of their upcoming events, I wondered if I could keep up with them. They were all so kind and laughed at just the right spots in my humorous speech. They were very encouraging. I can hardly wait to come back.
While I waited for my computer to be fixed I took a look around the house and saw a lot of projects I have been putting off. One of those projects was refinishing the top of my beautiful piano that Terry gave to me in our first year of marriage. You can see that It had some water damage and rings. I'm not sure how it happened because I always stressed to the boys to be careful with it. It had a lot of pits on the surface and required both a mixture of a harsh varnish stripper and sanding.
The stain was almost perfect and I added four coats of varnish. I was very happy with the results and glad when the job was over. It was one project that scared me to death. I didn't want to ruin this treasure of mine. I have to tell you that my heart pounded hard every time I did each step.
Elaine & her Husband, Terry, raised their three sons in "Almostaranch" Texas where they now enjoy spoiling their grandchildren. Many enjoy listening to her humorous take on life. Even the simplest activity takes on a life of its own when Elaine is involved in the telling of it.