It’s the first Wednesday in the month and IWSG Time has come around again.
IWSG is a big help to many of us who don’t mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement to others.
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Oh, by the way, my article is posted below.
It is one of those weeks. I started NaNoWriMo on Sunday, November 1. I had my day planned. Went to church on Saturday evening and came home thinking, on Sunday, I would write my first 2000 words after I had fulfilled a promise I had given to my husband and had driven him to a city that he loves.
Well, it did not happen that way. My plans were thrown out the window Sunday morning, and I find myself at this particular moment under pressure to catch up. I am stressing, and I know it. I have to keep telling myself, “Pat, one word at a time. You can do it.”
Do I feel like I can do it? To be honest, I am ignoring my feelings. What counts is my willingness to stay focus on my writing no matter what.
So right now, amidst all the stress that I am experiencing during this first week of NaNo, I find myself talking to me, saying, “Pat, you can do it. One word at a time.”