Where did November go? Seems it just got here and now it's gone! Well, enough of that. Let's get into this post, shall we?
Whew! Where to begin! We started the month the way we ended last month, at the Ambassador Baptist College Missions Conference. Such a wonderful blessing!
We also were blessed to aide in a two week long revival at a Preacher friend's church in Liberty, N.C. My dad preached, we sang, and we got to see God move! It was extended twice! What a tremendous blessing!
For thanksgiving, we were able to attend a special service, sharing God's blessings and singing His praises! God is so good!
I know there were more meetings, but to be honest, my brain is tired and I don't have the calendar in front of me! #authorbrain!
The big event this month was getting to see all my siblings for Thanksgiving! Both my sisters and their families came in and we all got to celebrate together!
We've also started the Country Christmas Train ride at the Denton Farm Park! Come and see us! We're working at the Reid Plantation, giving tours and such :)
Oh! And just the other night, we got to go to a Drive-thru Nativity! It was so pretty, y'all! Very powerful!
Y'all. It happened! My Very first year of Nanowrimo and...
That's right! I won! I feel kinda dazed...all that writing and I'm still not finished with my story!
But that being said, I am officially moving forward with A Song of Home and am currently half way through October! YAY!
I read five books last month! Looking forward to some other lovelies I collected over November!
1. Secret of Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew #5) by Carolyn Keene 4 Stars
The mystery was satisfying, but there were several comments about boys that I did particularly care for. And a "historical" figure mentioned fell in love with an outlaw...yeah, not my favorite. Also, we are introduced to three characters we've never heard of, but the book is written as though we should know who they are! Umm...what?
2. Time to Share (Patchwork Mysteries #2) 5 Stars
This was another grandma detective mystery, with a Civil War twist, and I really enjoyed it. There was something in it that I didn't care for, but at the moment it escapes me...I forgot to take notes on this one. Overall, it was a cute read!
3. The Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew #6) Carolyn Keene 3 Stars
Mentions a "cult" that is a cover up for counterfeiters, girls save the day, but put themselves in grave danger in the process...not one of the better books. Not totally bad either, just not for me ;)
4. Even in the Grey by Laura Guenot 5 Stars
Y'all! This story was so sweet! I loved it so much! I "met" Laura through the blog and have really enjoyed getting to know her better over the last few months. I purchased the ebook last week and I loved it! Am I fangirling? Yes, I'm fangirling! There was a mention of hand-holding (and y'all know I'm not a romance reader) but that was a minor thing :) The message of forgiveness, the train, the WWII-ness of the story, crayons (I LOVE CRAYONS!), soldiers, snow! AHHHH! This whole thing was so beautiful! It did progress a little fast, emotionally, but, as stated, it is a short story and the pace doesn't take away from the set at all! It's just so...oh, just go buy it!
5. Heritage of Praise by Rebekah Morris 5 Stars
Another beautiful story! It hit me very hard, because we had just lost a dear elder lady in our circle of friends, just before Thanksgiving and we miss her so much. This story is about the Heritage left to us by those who have passed on. Miss Morris did a lovely job weaving this story and I love it so much! (And I love run on sentences apparently!) Again, get this book!
Well, here were last month's goals...
1. Post a Blog every week Check!
2. Write November and Most of December's posts before December 1st! Haha...no that didn't happen. Why do I even set this goal for myself? Lol!
3. Work on Revisions on A Song of Home (Maybe hit August or September on my book calendar?) CHECK! I surpassed this! I'm in October!!!!
4. Read 5 Books Check!
5. Work on Special Project Nope, not this month.
6. Re-read The Land of Cotton and Our Heritage to Save Nope to that one too. Next month?
7. Win Nanowrimo? YES!
Let's see how much I can get done in December.
1. Get to November with my A Song of Home Revisions
2. Post a blog every week (Plus participate in something super fun...more on that Dec. 14th!)
3. Read at least 5 books! (The Land of Cotton being one of them!)
4. Make Peppermint/Chocolate cookies with my younger siblings. (These are so good, y'all!)
5. Finish gift wrapping.
6. Read some Christmas stories to my siblings (And myself!)
7. Take time to reflect on the Reason for the Season. No need to get too caught up in the commercialism!
8. Do a Christmas craft with the little ones.
Throwing in some non writing goals!
Alrighty! Here are your Story Prompts!
And here are your story prompts...
That's all for now! Have a Merry Christmas and happy December!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.