Today is November.
Not only is it the month of Thanksgiving, which is (in my opinion) one of the most overlooked holidays of the year, but it is the month hundreds, maybe thousands, of people decide they just want to buckle down and write a book.
Known as Nanorimo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month, lots of people take this time to write regularly for one month so they can complete their dream of writing a book.
This is something that I have always wanted to do, in fact it is #61 on my bucket list. So I decided, what better time than now?! This November I’m going to write a book I’ve had rattling around in my head for a few years now.
Usually, Nanowrimo is for fiction novels, but this book I want to write is non-fiction. Even though I’m not sure if I get that special badge that many get for completing the number of words for their novel, but I’m more concerned about writing this book than getting that badge.
And who knows, if I finally write this, I might try to get it published… or at least self-published. Then I can knock out #61 AND #5 on my bucket list.
Okay, who in here doesn’t ride horses?
For those of you who don’t, have you ever done it before? Like at a friend’s ranch, or at some retreat where they offer the opportunity to ride a horse?
One of the hardest things to do for a lot of new people is trying to get on the horse’s back. Like one foot in a stirrup, but unable to get on the saddle. You keep trying to pull yourself up but always start to fall down before you’re are able to get settled.
When it comes to writing this blog, that analogy is what I’ve been experiencing for a while now. When I have a good prompt, like when I wrote about the Nashville Statement or about seeing the Total Solar Eclipse, I can write up something pretty quick. But when I don’t finding inspiration on what to write about or motivation to even write fails me.
I used to post something everyday, and the weird thing is I was way more busy when I did post something everyday than I am now. But, here I am again trying to get back in the saddle and hopefully posting more.
Why? First, because I love writing. I love telling stories, I love sharing experiences or tidbits of knowledge. Second, because it clears my head. It helps my crazy ADD mind sort things out.
So wish me luck. I hope I won’t look like that one guy who just can’t get on the horse!
Gave the blog a new look. It was time for a change. I figured : New Year. New Theme.
There is something about having a new normal. Although it can be rather minor, changing like this can give you a new perspective. But if you feel like you are in a rut, sometimes minor changes can make a major difference.
I promise I’ll get better about updating! I have been so scatterbrained lately it’s hard for me to sit and write decent blog posts like I used to. I don’t think “my muse” has left me, I just haven’t exercised my writing muscles in a while and they are just a little atrophied. But I have a few blog posts lined up and ready for you to read in the next couple of weeks and hopefully I will be able to keep it up.
What’s new with me? Teaching full time again at church. For about 6 months now, I am teaching weekly in my Bible Fellowship (sunday school) class. It’s nice to be able to be teaching the Word again, it’s something I love.
Not much is new on the job front. I have a BIG opportunity that I am waiting to hear back from that I would love to be do. It would be a big change for me as I would move away from Texas. But I would be discipling and doing ministry which I know I’m called to do.
I need to start blogging again. I used to do it 6 days a week, with some good content about me and what was on my mind. I remember it being mentally liberating as I got all these crazy thoughts and ideas out of my head.
I am a reflective person by nature, so blogging was an enjoyable experience. But I took a break thinking it was only going to be a couple of weeks to a month, and it turned into an indefinite hiatus.
Before moving forward however, I want to thank those faithful few who has kept reading my blog and liking the few posts that I have made. You are greatly appreciated.
So here’s to starting anew. Wish me luck.
0:39-1:01 is probably the best Simpsons bit…. ever.
I have made a couple of changes to the blog. First, I added a new page above called “The Laws.” Second, I deleted all the posts I had made about the laws. I am in the process of writing a book (maybe just an ebook) about the laws. This was the only thing I felt that could give the Laws justice. A short blog post could never explain or define a law and why I feel it’s important.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to give you an update about this book, but right now it’s still in the planning and organization stages.