My dad developed worse trouble with his dementia and general health, so he’s moved out of the house and into a facility where he can receive memory care and more. (I’d be grateful if you’d keep him in your prayers. Thank you and God bless you!) I’ve been re-arranging the house (a little). And learning how to select, place and generally care for some new plants on the deck out back. (Just a few. But what a difference a few plants can make!) And contemplating a garden for the backyard. And starting over with the mess in the front yard. (Mostly weeds now. And most of the gardening will have to wait until time to plant and until my budget allows. Read: Next year. Maybe. Unless I do everything from cuttings from someone else’s garden. If they don’t catch me. Just kidding. They’d never catch me. Joking, I’m joking! I can’t run nearly as fast as I used to so I wouldn’t even try. To run, that is. Ha!) And there’s a tree that needs to come down in the back. (Preferably before not during a storm; by a tree removal service not by accident!) And all the while I’m continuing to develop a novel and hammer out a word count of 50,000 for the July session of Camp NaNoWriMo.
I am determined to reach my goal of 50,000 which I could have set lower but chose not to. Camp sessions are smaller and are structured a little looser than the November session of NaNoWriMo. I could have also chosen to start a new project but I opted to continue with the one I can’t stop thinking about. I’m hoping that was a wise move. Word count is 21,562 and I have until the end of July 31 to reach 50k. Am I going to make it? Hope so. Which means I’ve got a lot of writing to do between now and the end of the month. If you’ve wondered where I’ve been (and where I’ll be), now you know.
I gotta get back to the novel, so here goes. If you can spare a prayer for me and for the writing, I would be forever grateful. Thank you, friend, and peace be with you.