My WriMo work space

Starting tomorrow, I hope to be spending a lot of time here:

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Yes, this is where my sewing machine usually sits. It’s been temporarily displaced…

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And here’s the overlord ready to keep me on track for the month:

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She has her work cut out for her, but she looks up for the challenge!

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WriMo here we come!

Getting ready for NaNoWriMo

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? The goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write a novel (or 50,000 words of a novel) during the month of November. That’s about 1800 words each day. When I retired at the end of last November, one of the things I looked forward to doing was to spend time writing. I haven’t. Written, that is (unless you count blog posts, which I really don’t.)

Now, I’ve been visiting a friend in Ottawa for the last two weeks, so haven’t been able to do much in the way of preparation. In fact, I’m dashing off this little post while waiting to board my flight home! Anyway, according to the NaNoWriMo calendar, today is the day to publicly state your intention.

I am going to give this my best shot. I’m going to put my head down and see what happens. Good or ugly. Maybe no one will read it but me, and that’s okay.

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo too, you can find me on their site under the name nitadances. Hope to see ya there!

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A moment of silence

I was able to spend a few quiet moments at the National War Memorial today, my second to last day in Ottawa and the day of Corporal Cirillo’s funeral in Hamilton. It was a very moving experience.
I am posting from my iPad. I hope the photos will publish.

Rest in Peace, Corporal Cirillo.

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