Monthly Archives: November 2015

NaBloPoMo – Day 30 !!

Hi there again, every one.

Well, we’ve reached the end of November, the end of NaBloPoMo and the end of NaNoWriMo.  Whew!  Wow, this month just flew by.  I can’t believe it’s the end of November already.  So, here’s a wrap up of the two challenges I set for myself this month:

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month)

The challenge:  To post on my blog every day for the month of November

The results:  Success!  While there were a few days where I barely squeaked by, I actually managed a post a day.   Maybe they weren’t always very long posts, but I had fun!  Hope you enjoyed the posts at least.  Now, I can definitely say I will not be keeping up with daily blog posts.  But, I would like to definitely try to get back to posting once a week, like I originally planned when I started this thing. 🙂

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

The challenge:  To write a 50,000 word novel (or portion of a novel) during the month of November

The results:  While I fell far short of the 50,000, due to a slow start, then a start-over, then stalling a bit while I figured where I wanted the story to go, I did finish strongly.  I managed to write around 7,000 words since the start of the long weekend, which brought my total this month to 16,489 words.  It’s nowhere near a complete novel, but it is a darn good start on one.  I will definitely continue writing it and keep you apprised of my progress. 🙂

So, as we close this month, I want to say thank you to everyone who read and liked my posts.  Hope to see you around in the future.  See you later. 🙂

~Kelly B.


NaBloPoMo – Day 29

Hi there.  It’s day 29 and today’s letter is Z.

Z is for …


Image by ned benjamin at

Image by ned benjamin at

One more day and I’m finally getting somewhere in this NaNo story of mine.  I’ve managed to write just over 2,800 words so far today, bringing my total to 14,563.  Now, if only I had been able to do this all month, I’d have had no problem reaching the 50,000.  Since I will definitely will make it to 15,000 tonight, I’m hoping I can try to make it to at least 18,000 by the end of the day tomorrow.  Anyway, back to writing.  See you later. 🙂

NaNoWriMo progress:  14,563 words written, 35,437 words to go


NaBloPoMo – Day 28

Hello again.  Today is day 28 and today’s letter is Y.

Y is for …

Yellow – a very cheerful color don’t you think?

Image by Alin Nan at

Image by Alin Nan at

Well, I made some progress today in my writing.  I got past a sticky point in the story where it seemed to be going nowhere fast.  But, now I seem to be back on track.  There’s still no way I’ll make it to 50,000 words, let alone 25,000, but it’s still something of a breakthrough for me.  I’m currently at 11,749 words and that’s the most I’ve ever written on any one project.  I’m hoping by the end of Monday, to get to at least 15,000 words.  Anyway, that’s it for now.  Back to the writing and see you later. 🙂

NaNoWriMo progress:  11,749 words, 38,251 words to go



NaBloPoMo – Day 27

Hi there.  It’s day 27 and today’s letter is X.

X is for …

Xylophone (come on, you knew that one was coming). 🙂

Image by Henk L at

Image by Henk L at

So, another day of November over, and still not much progress on my NaNo project.  At least I’ve made it to the 10,000 mark, just barely.  Anyway, see you later! 🙂

NaNoWriMo progress:  10,062 words written, 39,938 words to go


NaBloPoMo – Day 26 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Hello again.  It’s day 26 and today’s letter is W.

W is for …

Warmth – whether the warmth of a cozy fireplace or the warmth of being surrounded by friends and family on this Thanksgiving day.

Image by kgreggain at

Image by kgreggain at

I didn’t end up doing any more writing last night after going to the movies, but I’ve done a little since we got home from Thanksgiving over at a family member’s house.  So, I’ll try to make that up tonight.  Anyway, again, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Or to those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, a wonderful Thursday.  See you later. 🙂

NaNoWriMo progress:  9,604 words written, 40,396 words to go


NaBloPoMo – Day 25

Good evening, everyone.  Today is day 25 and is brought to you by the letter V.

V is for …

Vendetta (oh, wait, that’s a movie).  No actually, V is for … Violin!

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I really enjoy classical music, especially that which features violins.  One of my favorite pieces is The Four Seasons by Vivaldi.  My daughter took violin at school for a brief time and I tried learning a little bit myself–it’s a lot harder than it looks.

Anyway, I still haven’t crossed the 10,000 word mark yet on my NaNo novel, but I should definitely by my next post.  Going to the movies tonight, but I’m planning on doing some writing when I get back.  Have a nice evening, and see you later. 🙂

NaNoWriMo progress:  9,324 words written, 40,676 to go



NaBloPoMo – Day 24

Hey there.  It’s Day 24 and today’s letter is U.

U is for …

Umbrella -ella -ella (sorry, just had that song stuck in my head)  🙂

Image by Valentina Degiorgis at

Image by Valentina Degiorgis at

Well, didn’t add any more to the NaNo project yet today.  But, I plan on doing that as soon as I post this.  So, I’m hoping (cross my fingers) to cross the 10,000 word mark by tomorrow.  See you later. 🙂

NaNoWriMo progress:  8,800 words written, 41,200 words to go