Thanksgiving 2016 (Revisited)

I am going to dispense with the politically correct version of the first celebrated Thanksgiving Feast, and tell it how I believe it happened based on my own studies on the matter. A band of Pilgrims, seeking freedom from religious persecution, fled from the British Empire and set sail on the Mayflower. They endured harsh…

Some Encouragement For #NaNoWriMo

As most of you know, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I am 10 days into it. I am following several Twitter accounts that offer encouragement to authors participating. They all have been extremely helpful in this process. The goal: write a 50,000 word story, something that can be turned into a…

#NaNoWriMo has begun!

National Novel Writing Month has begun! It is a rallying cry and goal setting opportunity for writers and authors to sit down and just write. The goal is simple: write a novel of at least 50,000 words. That’s about 1,700 words a day for a 30 day month like November. They do not have to…

First Year In #NaNoWriMo

This is it, faithful readers! This is my first year, as an author, to participate in National Novel Writing Month. It starts November 1st and I am very excited to be a part. The reason I haven’t participated in the past is not because of arrogance, but because I was not published, I felt I…