Sometimes you literally have to stop and smell the roses or take in the sunrise, or people watch in the city, or whatever musing fits your mood.
Life doesn’t stop moving but we can take a moment, or two, to take it all in. Musing for me is much like meditating and reflection. I’m able to breathe in where I am or where I’m going and exhale where I’ve been and what I’ve learned. I analyze what I see and how it may or may not affect me and I reflect on what I’ve seen and how different things are now.
On my channel, I’m putting together several moments of musing where I hope you can stop and enjoy the view with me.
I know we are on Day 14 of NaNoWriMo, and you have a word count to hit but why don’t you take a moment to muse just a little bit. Step outside, look out the window or click on the video above. Take it all in to get even more creativity out.
Because your vote means so much to my kids…I want to reblog my first political event from H.E.R. Crisis! #Vote #YourVoice #YourThoughts
It was at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 that I realized that I was about to attend my first official political event. Now I’ve been voting since I turned 18 but mostly based on whoever my mom would have voted for since she actually kept up with that stuff.
My only real personal experience in politics was when I tried to run for secretary in elementary school and didn’t win, and I’m sure “politics” played a part in the principal’s daughter getting elected…but I digress and I’m not bitter…anymore.
So when it comes to the world, hell even the word politics, I’ve gone with my best judgment, which was always whoever my mom would go for. But when my work colleague invited me to attend a Stacey Abrams for Governor event, I was excited and hesitant at the same time. It would be my first time meeting and greeting…
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So how did your first day of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) go? Did you hit your word count or naw? For me, it’s “or naw” and here’s why…
Instead of trying to hit a daily word count, I’m adjusting my strategy to a weekly word count. To be exact, approx 2,000 words a week. Want to know why, because I’m a realist. I have too many other roles that I have to stay on top of in life, so I can’t allow myself to be stress out daily that I didn’t hit a goal.
What else am I doing differently? I’ve actually plot planned with notecards to help pull out details surrounding the storyline. I don’t like doing outlines, so this allows me to organically hit the areas I feel like writing about when I want to write about them. It also helps to ensure that I’m always supporting my overall plot.
My NaNoWriMo goal is to knock out three chapters for my book focused on my childhood in St. Louis.
What’s your goal and how did your first day go?
If you’re having trouble getting started, grab a little #fridaymotivation from my YouTube channel.