Tag Archives: NANOWriMo

I've decided to let the NANO writing contest go for this year. I'm not happy about it but that is how it has to be. I do plan on finishing but I'm 99% sure that I will not get the required 50, 000 words by midnight November 30th, 2011. More like December 30th, 2011. I might make that my new goal, I'll see.

Not enough hours in the day and too many commitments. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and I can put a more energized, mindset into everything else that I have to do.

These berries, although poisonous remind me of the upcoming Christmas season.

Is anyone else struggling with work, commitments and have decided to let something go?

Are you unhappy about removing something from your schedule or are you relieved?

Less pieces of the puzzle

Song of the Day: In Repair - A Decade (Bonus Tracks Version) 'In Repair' - Our Lady Peace, A Decade, 2006, Sony BMG Music (Canada) INC. (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,

Nadia

If your celebrating Halloween today/tonight, have a safe and fun time!

Face painting & cookie decorating at the local garden centre.

This month I've chosen one of my favourite authors of all, E. Lynn Harris. Unfortunately he passed away in 2009 from heart disease at the age of 54, while promoting his latest book at the time, 'Basketball Jones'. When I heard about his passing I was truly devastated. Personally it's hard to find authors who's books are page turners. The kind where you know you should go to bed and when you look at the clock it's 3 am. E. Lynn Harris's books are often listed under gay men's fiction, not a choice category title as far as I'm concerned but people usually feel comfortable with categories. To me he was just an amazing story teller.

In 'And This Too Shall Pass' (1996, Doubleday) we meet Zurich Robinson an up and coming rookie football player coming to terms with his sexuality, in his own way and how it fits in with his budding career as a sports star. Zurich was an athlete his whole life, so he knows the pressure of fitting into that typical macho, overly sexual stereotype of the male athlete.  Can the public handle having an openly gay sports star? He also has to come to terms with the effect that it may have with his family and friends.

E. Lynn Harris like his other stories also touches on how religion can affect how they deal with their homosexuality. Can you believe in God, be spiritual and still be true to who you are? A question that people in real life deal with everyday.

Click here to see the video 'A Loving Tribute To E. Lynn Harris'.

If you are already an E. Lynn Harris fan, what are your favourite books from him? If not, go to your local library and borrow a few of his books.
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Note: Tomorrow, November 1st, will be my second attempt participating in the NaNoWriMo writing contest. Is anyone else participating? Is this your first attempt or have you participated before?

Song of the Day:A Nightmare On My Street (Single Version) - Will Smith: Greatest Hits  A Nightmare On My Street - Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Greatest Hits, 2002, Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,

Nadia