It’s Thanksgiving Day; a busy day of preparation and cooking. It’s not the kind of day I think about writing. It’s more of a doing day. But as I was doing, I realized I need to put a celebration in my story. Every season and every celebration is fodder for a story. Whether you write down the story or not, you are creating a story for your day.
You choose what kind of day to have. Will it be a day of thankfulness? Some of you will be celebrating with family, but some have families too far away. You may even have to work on Thanksgiving Day. Ugh! So sorry. But thank you! I ran out of dish soap on a cooking day. Saved my the market that was open today.
Writing, cooking, and being thankful for my friends and family will fill my day. Ok, maybe you are not doing anything you like to do to today. How can you still be thankful? If you work in retail you can share a smile with everyone you meet. Be thankful to be alive, and then do something that feels vital and important to you. Enjoy the clouds, sun, rain or whatever happens to be in your sky.
I find that words are flowing much more freely now that I’m writing the NaNoWriMo challenge. I’m way behind but love the challenge. I won’t finish writing anywhere close to 50,000 words in a month, but I am writing more. I am challenging myself to just write whether I have anything to write about or not. I tend to over think everything I do, so this is a good challenge to just do it.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day and give thanks!
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Nancy Miller, M.S. is a Career Counselor, Life Coach, and writer. Nancy will assist you with story ideas, organizing your book whether fiction or nonfiction, and choosing a method for publishing and printing.