#NaNoWriMo: The Deadline Has Passed

St. Augustine writing, revising, and re-writin...
St. Augustine writing, revising, and re-writing: Sandro Botticelli’s St. Augustine in His Cell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I began writing Comfort in a Cotton Frock on 1st November for #NaNoWriMo in a burst of energy and determination. I already knew I was a Nano Rebel since I was  writing a memoir and not a novel but the challenge was just the kick in the butt I needed: 50,000 words in 30 days.  I suspected, and these suspicions were soon confirmed, that life would get in the way as it has done all my life.  And not just life but LIFE, situations that required major input to seek solutions and avoid disasters, as well as a great deal of love and support from friends. After three days of writing, my circumstances became so acute that I could not continue writing.

Yes, I have been able to add blog posts about my art because that has not required the same kind of energy and concentration as my writing. In the gaps I have re-blogged some marvellous posts by other artists and writers and what a boon that facility has been.

My LIFE is still requiring a deal of energy and the stress is all-encompassing but when it has passed, and it will, I shall continue writing until I have finished, whether it’s 50,000 words or more.

In the meantime, I hope that any of you reading this who have also taken part in the challenge are happy with what you have achieved. I’d say everyone is a winner, not just those who managed 50,000 words before the deadline.

Comfort in a Cotton Frock Day 1
Comfort in a Cotton Frock Day 2
Comfort in a Cotton Frock Day 3

Take care and keep laughing!


6 thoughts on “#NaNoWriMo: The Deadline Has Passed

  1. You did good, Sister. It’s such a shame that life got in the way and stopped you from being able to continue with it. Promise me that you will get back to your writing when things have settled down – you have a story to tell and I think there are a lot of people that will be interested in hearing it. I really like your writing style, it’s fresh and leaves me wanting to know more. Good luck, Puffin, I’m a rootin’ for you xx


  2. Few people’s childhood impressions are recalled with as much honesty and poignant detail as yours. You conjure the enormity of the smallest things, and the intensity of the desire to own every emotion, every moment.


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