As I mentioned in last week’s post, NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and my story is taking shape. I have 10,000+ words, and though some days are harder than others, it feels good to be working on a piece of fiction for a change.
I’ve found a decent working rhythm, too, and a way to know my daily word count. I write in a notebook because I prefer the weight of a pen in my hand and the flow of ink onto the page, but each day, I begin by typing what I’ve written the day before. That serves two purposes: I know my word count, and it draws me back into the story where I left it.
I took Sunday off for a day of rest. I don’t know how the rest of you NaNoWriMo writers feel about taking days off, but I’m going to follow the commandment for a Sabbath rest. My husband and I took a ride out to apple country, and today’s three favorites are from our trip there.
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I’m feeling unsettled today, though I’m not completely sure why. Maybe it’s the unending days of dreary, gray weather where I live. Not cool weather, which this runner would welcome, but dreary and humid and warmer than it should be for this time of year.
Maybe it’s too many pieces of unexpected news and delays and bothers and too many Christmas catalogs piling in the mailbox too soon.
Maybe it’s because I’ve come back to reality after a wonderful time away with my husband. We visited a land of sunshine and leaves changing and beauty all around us and came home to gray all around.
Is it gray where you are? Or are you feeling a bit unsettled today? Care to escape for a short time? Then I hope you’ll pause and rest a few moments here and let these photos restore you.
Do you know one of the things I love most about Fall? It’s a time to look up and look far but also to look closely at detailed beauty. It’s a time drenched in blazing color.
And extra this week, some links that are restoring me:
Did I miss something you came across in the past week that restored you? Feel free to share it below by leaving a reply.