I’ve Been Away for awhile.

Between one thing and another, I’ve been away from this blog for longer than I should have been. I just couldn’t get inspired to write on anything.

NaNoWriMo is coming up … only a few days away now … and I’ve been trying to come up with something to write about. A friend gave me an idea. I think I’m going to work on Midnight Hotel again. This time I have to be sure to forget certain characters ever existed in the novel.

For the first bit, I’ll probably be brainstorming as I go until something smacks me upside the head with exactly how I should start it.

Still in pain. :(

Well, my left leg is still giving me a lot of pain. George, my housemate, massaged it from the knee down with something like BenGay (sp), and it seems to be a little better, so that’s good.

I came up with a sort of story idea for one of my people on World of Warcraft. I don’t know if it will work out or not. I might get so far and run into a wall again, but it’s worth a try. If I can get it going, and I could get some good writing runs, I might still make that 50k word count in time for a NaNo win. This is the twentieth, so I still have ten days. That means at least 5k per day for a win.

I’ve been in a lot of pain lately. :(

I’ve now missed more than a few days blogging. My left leg is killing me, figuratively speaking. It started around the twelveth, and now it’s the nineteenth. I’ve had this problem in the past, and it’s always gone away in just a few days. It’s been a lot more than that now, and it’s still as bad as it was when it started. I’m going to have to bite the bullet and go to the emergency  room to have it checked out. My pain meds help some, but not enough. 😦

In other news, I’m heading toward a huge fail for this year’s NaNo. I think I have a little over a thousand words at the moment, and I haven’t been able to get my brain in gear to try a different story idea and see if that one works. I started out determined to win this year, but I don’t see how that will be possible now. If I had a sudden brainstorm, and could churn out around 10k or even 5k for a few days, I might still be able to finish. Wish me luck on the brainstorm. LOL

Good luck and happy writing. 🙂

Missed the last two days of posting. :(

Between one thing and another, I didn’t post the past couple of days. So far, I think I’ve missed three or four days of posting for NaBloPoMo. I’m going to keep trying though. I’m also way behind on NaNoWriMo. I did get some written yesterday, but mostly it was brainstorming and not much else.

What I need to do is go back to trying to do the character and world building creation exercises. With luck, I’ll get something done that way. Even if I lose this NaNo, I’ll make this the last loss, by using the exercises I’m learning. I just wish I’d learned them before NaNo started this year.

Word count is still the same. :(

I should be working on my novel, and at least I have an idea now, but I’m working on trying to get a handle on some characters before I dive in. Night Life Chronicles: Vampire Origins (working title at the moment) will be taking place somewhere around half a million years ago. I still need to figure that part out though.

I know my word count is coming close to 13k short, as of this writing, and I’m a panster from way back, but I really want to give this character creation method a shot, and see if it helps. From what I’ve seen so far, it will help quite a bit. The MFC that I usually use, hasn’t been born, so I sort of need to come up with another MFC and MMC for this one. LOL Not to mention the villian(s) and all. 🙂

A New Dog Whisperer

Kindness Blog

West Melbourne cop, police dog change girl's lifeOfficer Sean Cronin’s partner Echo helped comfort Elina, who has Down syndrome and ADHD, after her mother’s car broke down.

WEST MELBOURNE — 

Police officers often get a bad rap. When they show up many times, it’s when bad things are happening.

But there are moments when kindness comes through in a very special way.

We want to introduce you to a cop, his police dog partner and a little girl whose life is now changed forever.

Seven-year-old Elina is a bundle of energy. She’s shy at times but opens up often.

Elina has Down syndrome and ADHD.

Back in mid-December, Elina and her mother Serena Debesa were driving when the car started having trouble.

The car broke down on this busy stretch of US 192.

“It was pouring water out of the engine block. It was done,” said Officer Sean Cronin from the West Melbourne Police Department.

Cronin, a…

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