November 2020 Blog
Not even sure whom I am petitioning anymore. Doubt anyone has the answer these days.
Cease and Desist: A Haiku
Stop the world and let
Me off, or barring that, give
Respite from the storms.
by Ann Wilmer-Lasky
But I do have #NaNoWriMo in November. So, for one whole month I can lose myself in writing my next novel.
I am sitting outside in the warm sunshine right now, which wouldn’t be strange except that we had eight inches of snow yesterday from a constant snow from two days before. Now it’s supposed to be over 70F in a couple of days.
It would be no wonder that everyone is getting sick, except for the fact that everybody has been getting sick for the last six months or so from that thing that has been going around that shall remain nameless from now on.
Not sure what my writing project for #NaNoWriMo will be. I should be able to finish the two novels I’ve been working on for the last two years – the sequel to “The Seasons of Sam Rock” and the prequel to my “The Chronicles of Acqueria: Blood Moon Treachery”. A combined 50,000 words should do it.
I am currently basking in the glory of my newly released Haiku collection, “Global Warning: Climate in Crisis”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KWQ6SHK/
For the remainder of the year, I am donating $1.00 from each book sold to https://www.planetbee.org/
They are dedicated to the education of children and adults on just how important bees are to our survival on this world.
At least I will feel that we have done something positive for the environment besides throwing words at the problem.
I hope all my readers and fellow writers have survived the Summer, and are heading into the Fall and Winter in good shape. We will need all our survival skills and a lot of luck to come through to the Spring intact.
I know a lot of things have to change before we can breathe easy again and expect to get some joy and satisfaction out of life. I won’t go into what changes we need to make.
All of my friends know where I stand and of what I write. I’m hoping the normal that was my life for so many years may be so again, and soon. I would like to spend my waning years with a modicum of the hope and pleasant anticipation for the future I grew accustomed to.
I smile just thinking about how I used to welcome the thought of retirement and leisure and travel and restaurants and concerts and ballgames and crowds – all maskless and gloveless. And, oh how I would love to hug someone.
Until next time, read and write to your heart’s content. My eclectic collection of reading matter may take your mind off things. Enjoy.
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Hopefully, next month will find us all in the mood for some holiday festivities, as this month has not. Not anticipating any family gatherings or even going out to our favorite restaurant to enjoy their wonderful cuisine. Maybe some take-out, but somehow it’s just not the same.