It’s #NaNoWriMo Time!

Good luck and good writing to everyone participating in National Novel Writer’s Month!

A few days ago, after having apparently absorbed the ever-increasing #NaNoWriMo posts in my periphery, I decided this would be the perfect time to get back in earnest to my young adult fantasy novel that I had been writing–emphasize on the “had” part–and then had lapsed on due to a few fairly major, if good, life events. And that was before COVID-19.

Once I made the decision to take on #NaNoWriMo once more, I instantly felt better. I’d been missing my characters and their world without really doing much about getting back into it. Perhaps I needed this extra aegis of support to boost my dedication.

Let’s do this!

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I can’t help it: I love goodies

I’m home today, taking care of my guinea pig, Teddy, who recently underwent a rather big dental procedure for such a little guy. He’s feeling all weird-toothed and groggy, so I’m keeping an eye on him despite feeling rather helpless most of the time.

So I have to say, getting the mail today really helped make my day, because…


The official MVP box arrived.


Microsoft does good presentation:


Now what you’ll see next is more than one box, for another gift arrived today.

On the left side are the goodies from a random drawing done in the Microsoft Tech Community. I was lucky enough to be one of 10 winners. They loaded up this box just great!

On the right are the goodies that represent my MVP renewal. Last year, I received the actual award base; you add the little date discs to it as you progress in MVP-ship.

And of course, more stickers!


Thanks, Microsoft!