It’s Almost Time!

In approximately T- 45 minutes Mountain Time, NaNoWriMo will begin for me.  I have my notebook beside me, to get the first few words started before I head to bed.   But I have to be honest, I’m not really feeling it right now.

The last couple days the excitement, the anticipation have waned.  I have begun to have my doubts.  I started to ponder why does this happen every time.  And it hit me! 

November 1st is also my late Grandmother’s birthday!  She would have been 93.  November is also the month she passed away, on Thanksgiving. 

Of course!  I don’t know how I didn’t make the connection earlier.  The closer it gets to her birthday, the less excited I am about NaNo.  It’s not a happy month for me.  I miss her terribly, even more so around this time of year.  

I know she wouldn’t want me to not do something I enjoy, something I love.  And I love writing, when I get going with it.  She wouldn’t want me to give up on my dreams just because I miss her.  Just because November just happens to coincide with her birthday and passing.

So, I am going to try and dedicate this month to her memory.  To honor her strong will and perseverance.  I will dedicate NaNo to her and I will do my best to write 50,000 words.


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