Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Final NaNoWriMo 2016 Update!

Greetings Pups,

Well, it is the last day of NaNoWriMo and just after midnight last night...or this morning...whatever, I won! Yay, me! And YAY for anyone who has also won!

I must say that this has been an interesting experience once again. Like last year, I did hit my 50K goal, but I did not actually finish the whole book. And I do not just mean that I haven't done the proofing and the editing yet. I mean that I have not even finished the whole story. I have a feeling that a lot of people deal with this situation. But at least we have the start of what could be a great and complete book eventually. The truth is, I wrote this "Road Trip" book of mine so nonlinear that it's not even funny. It will be like putting a puzzle together, something I may have already mentioned about it. Although, I may have said that just on Twitter. But I like what I've done with it. It has some decent dialogue and I have really enjoyed getting to know my characters. Of course, if I do fully complete this thing, there is a chance it could massively long. I'm okay with that. And who knows? Maybe I will get to do a road trip of my own to visit some of the amazing places I tried to write about.

So, now that the month is over for me, I must say I am exhausted, as I am sure many of you are as well. However, if you are one of the people who will be scrambling to get to that 50K goal right up until midnight, keep going. It will be tough, but you can do it. Just get the words down and worry about everything else later. Trust me, you will feel great when you can finally and officially declare yourself a winner of NaNoWriMo 2016!

Godspeed and thank you for joining me for these updates!

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Top 50 Beatles Songs: 10 - 1

Greetings Pups,

This is it. We have finally reached the last leg in the race to find out what the greatest Beatles song of all time is...according to me. I know, I know, but try and keep calm. If you read my other installments, you won't be surprised to find some obvious choices mixed in with a few obscure ones. In fact, I don't doubt that my #1 choice will be very unexpected. Don't you dare look yet! You have to read the whole list first. That's the rule. Well, enough rambling from me. Let's get to the Top Ten of my Top Fifty favorite songs by The Beatles.

#10. "Yer Blues" - This awesome! I just love how gritty it is and how, for lack of a better word, bluesy it is. Funny thing though, it was written to be almost an exaggeration of British blues, being a bit satirical, but honest, nonetheless. Now that takes some serious talent.

#9. "Paperback Writer" - No, I did not put his on the list just because I am also a paperback writer. Although, that fact did give it a few extra points. And apparently, this song came to be after someone asked Paul if all he could write were love songs. I guess not. Also, those vocals at the beginning are excellent.

#8. "Hey, Jude" - Here's an obvious choice. I don't think anyone can deny that it's one of their best. And it also contained one of the best lines that Paul ever wrote: "The movement you need is on your shoulder." Can you believe he almost cut it out? Good thing John told him to keep it.

#7. "It's Only Love" - I heard the working title of this song was "That's a Nice Hat". I guess that could have worked. They've had weirder titles. Also, it seemed that John Lennon himself was not a fan of this one. Well, too bad. I think it's fantastic, and I sound great singing it. So there.

#6. "Free As a Bird" - I bet a lot of people didn't expect to see this one at all, much less so high on the list. But there's just something about it that makes me feel, you know? Maybe because this, along with "Real Love", gave us new Beatles music that we never thought we would get. Also, the video for this song is my favorite music video of all time.

#5. "Dear Prudence" - That bass line. Do I even have to say anything more about this song to justify its position on this list? NO! So, I'm not gonna!

#4. "If I Fell" - Whilst I do find myself far more attracted overall to the second half of the Beatles career, I must say this is one of the most perfect love songs I have ever heard. I love how its simple and complex all at the same time, creating this rather magical piece of music.

#3. "Across the Universe" - As I've said before, I am a lyric snob. I have no idea what the lyrics in this song mean. I don't think John did either. And yet, I find it something of a masterpiece. Sometimes just stringing a bunch of beautiful words together, whether it all makes sense or not, is enough to make something very special.

#2. "In My Life" - Some people consider this the greatest song by The Beatles. Darn close. I do love how the melody and the lyrics fit each other so perfectly. Not all songs can do that. And I heard that John said it was really the first time he got very personal about his own life with his lyrics. Any time a writer can do that, they are already ahead.

#1. "Cry, Baby, Cry" - SURPRISE!! Yeah, I bet a lot of you did not see this one coming. In fact, I doubt that this is anyone's favorite Beatles song, besides me. But I cannot help it. I am a person who loves songs that I can see. By that, I mean that the lyrics here paint such a vivid picture, and it is a picture that has always reminded me of some kind of fantasy world in the vein of Alice in Wonderland. That kind of makes sense, actually, since it was apparently inspired by a nursery rhyme. Sounds like it. I don't know. I just hear something new every time I hear this song. And that is something I love and always want in the music to which I listen.

And there you have it. It has been a long trip, but now you know the FIFTY Beatles songs that I consider their best, my personal favorites. I hope you enjoyed all these lists and if you haven't gone through your Beatles collection in a while, I hope I inspired you to go back and listen to some of this amazing music.

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

NaNoWriMo Update - Week Three

Greetings Pups,

Just one more week and some change left for the most epic writing event of the year! Or something like that. Yes, it is true. We have gotten through three weeks of NaNoWriMo. Well, I have anyway, and I certainly hope you have as well. For me, this has always been the roughest time, since the new of the excitement has worn off for real, and at this point in your story, you can get blocked more easily. But I made it, so we're good.

Okay, technicals first, yet again. We are good on word count, but I want to stay ahead as much as I can. Which means, since I am posting this on a Tuesday, I might, I just might, participate in that thing I told you about called a "10K Tuesday". I mean, thankfully, I have little else to do today, and speaking of which, it is Thanksgiving week! And I would like to be able to rest and enjoy my favorite holiday. Of course the only way I can do that is by getting a little, or a lot, ahead before then. Here's hoping.

So, the story. Well, I'm still doing what I told you all about last week, which is jumping around in the plot. I have written done all the places I want her to go on this road trip, and I have an idea of what will happen while she is there, so I'm writing the certain events whenever the spirit moves me, as they say. But there is good news for her. She has been joined on the trip by someone special. Okay, spoilers! Just in case anyone of you ever reads this. Her special guest is her best friend, Gerry. Hooray! To be fair, I'm guessing that anyone who reads this thing will be able to predict that will happen. Not that it's predictable, per se, but come on. It is kind of obvious. Still, everything that happens to them will be what's important. I guess. I haven't written it all yet.

And that is my week three wrap up for NaNoWriMo. At this point, though I often hit a lull, I can also be cautiously optimistic about finishing my 50K by the end of November. I hope you all are doing just as well. We can see the finish line, so let's get to it.

Godspeed in the final week...and also a couple more days...because weeks are seven days...and four times seven is twenty eight...and November adds up to thirty! See, I can do math stuff!

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Monday, November 21, 2016

Top 50 Beatles Songs: 20 -11

Greetings Pups,

Oh, look at that! We are getting closer and closer to revealing the Number One spot and the best Beatles song of all time, according to me! But not today, so you're gonna have to be little more patient. Off we go!

#20. "I Am the Walrus" - So...I'm weird. It's a thing I have, my weirdness. And I have accepted it fully. It is songs like this that helped me do that, because it is WEIRD! But it's also cool. So, I figured if it can be weird and cool, then so can I. Throw in a bit of creepiness at the end there, and you've got yourself a bizarro classic.

#19. "Here, There and Everywhere" - And now for the other end of the spectrum. This a pretty normal song, but it's also quite beautiful. Sometimes all you need is a simple love song to get the point across. And Paul does quite a fine job with the vocals here, very different from his work on "Oh, Darlin'" that I mentioned, but still effective. Well, done.

#18. "This Boy" - The first time I heard this song was, once again, on that show Just the Ten of Us, where the four daughters were singing it. And they were singing it as "This Girl". And all I can remember was my mom saying that they were singing it wrong. Technically, she was correct, but if you get a chance to sing this song, even altered, take it!

#17. "Misery" - For me, this was the high point of the first album by The Beatles, and I heard they actually wrote it for a young singer, but her manager or something thought it was too much of a downer. No, not that kind of downer. Those came later. I cannot pinpoint any detailed reason as to why I love this song so much, but I do. Oh, wait. It's because "the world is treating me bad". #Misery

#16. "Tomorrow Never Knows" - So...I'm still weird. But this time, I'm also existential...apparently. Yeah, I assume that there is some deep meaning to the lyrics here, but heck, if I know what it is. I just know that it sounds different. And different can be very good.

#15. "Rain" - I love rain! It is my favorite kind of weather. And wasn't it so nice of the guys to write this song about it for me...many years before I was born, but still. Actually, I heard they wrote it after visiting Australia and running into some inclement weather there. And John also called it their first great psychedelic song. Sure, why not?

#14. "Yes, It Is" - For some reason, I always think this is one of the more lesser known Beatles songs. It shouldn't be, but it might be. Fun Fact, which is totally true, because Wikipedia: This song was John's attempt to rewrite the aforementioned "This Boy". Well, that didn't work out. Or did it?

#13. "All My Loving" - Another "letter" song. What do you know? Hey, I'm not complaining. I love handwritten letters! This better be about a handwritten letter. But even if it isn't, I can be forgiving. Because listen to that guitar work. Excellent!

#12. "The Long and Winding Road" - Okay, apparently, there is some controversy around the recording of this song. Something about overdubs and Phil Spector and Paul getting mad about something. But let's put that aside, because who cares? Whatever happened, we got this amazing song out of it.

#11. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" - So, this song is about an affair. Totes not cool, man. However, I cannot help but love this song from a purely musical standpoint. It's got a great rhythm, and the use of that sitar is done quite perfectly. Not too much, not too little, just right. And it helped to make it stand out on what is one of the best albums The Beatles ever made.

Well, thank you for joining me for the penultimate list. Soon, I will reveal my top picks for the best Beatles songs ever in the history of life. Not that I would ever want to build it up too much.

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Top 50 Beatles Songs: 30 - 21

Greetings Pups,

Welcome back! Time for the third installment in out Top 50 Beatles countdown. You know the drill. Let's just get started.

#30. "And I Love Her" - And this is when we all began disobeying the rule about conjunctions at the start of a sentence. And I just did it...twice. For real, though, is there a better way to lead us into this world of grammar misbehaving than with a beautiful love song? No. The answer is no. Also, LOVE that acoustic guitar riff thing.

#29. "Oh, Darling" - Some of us may enjoying gettin' down with this song by way of our own personal karaoke machine. Not me. But some people. I'm sure of it. Anyway, I consider this one of Paul's best vocal performances, because he really went for it, and I'm like 90% sure he had a soar throat after that recording session. Or possibly before.

#28. "Penny Lane" - No, I'm not talking about the character in Almost Famous. Ha! Moving on. It is written about an actual road, though, one near where John lived when he was a little boy. See, inspiration is everywhere. Good thing he didn't live near, I don't know, a Fourth Street or something, because that would not be a very good title. No offense to people who live on a Fourth Street.

#27. "I Will" - This was one of those songs that they wrote over in India. It's just a nice, simple love song. Or maybe not, because I heard it took 67 takes to record. That seems like a bit much. Although, I always felt like Paul may have been a perfectionist. No judgment. It's just an observation.

#26. "Nowhere Man" - I so enjoy when a writer can lay there emotions out for the whole world to see. Whether it's about love or love gone wrong or trying to figure out where you're meant to go in life, which is what this about, it's so nice. It takes a gift...and some courage.

#25. "Real Love" - Here's something I bet you didn't think you'd see. A Beatles song from the 90's! Well...ish. This was a song that John was working on around '79 and '80, but it was revived for The Beatles Anthology in 1995. Paul, George and Ringo got together to make it happen, giving us the closest thing we ever got to a reunion, along with another song, which we may or may not get to later.

#24. "I've Just Seen a Face" - I dare you to listen to this song without bouncing back and forth and keeping with that awesome rhythm. You won't be able to do it. It's just too jovial. Seriously, I still can't believe that this was on the Help! album, but not in the movie. It would have been good for a chase scene or something.

#23. "From Me To You" - Not as good as From Justin To Kelly, but what are you gonna do? Wow, my jokes are on fire today, am I right? Anywho...this is some early music from the guys, and they got the idea/title from the letters section from something called New Musical Express. It was called "From You To Us". See what they did there?

#22. "Fool on the Hill" - This is was definitely one of the more calm and...let's say, normal moments from the Magical Mystery Tour album. But that makes it very necessary. Sometimes, you need a quiet moment within all the craziness. It served its purpose well.

#21. "No Reply" - She's cheating on you! I'm telling you right now, person in this song. She's cheating on you. Once again, this was a time before call waiting and voice mail, so getting in touch with someone wasn't as easy back then. So, perhaps, I can give this young lady in the song the benefit of the doubt, but..yeah, no. She's cheating.

And there is yet another group of fantastic songs that I love. More on the way! Stay tuned.

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NaNoWriMo Update - Week Two

Greetings Pups,

Well, last week was interesting. Due to...let's say...reasons. But we are not here to talk about nothing except writing. Specifically, writing our NaNoWriMo projects. So, let's talk about how things are going for me.

On the technically side, I have managed to never get behind on my word count. I don't think I could say that about any of my previous NaNo's at this point in the process. To be fair, though, that first burst of "right out of the gate" energy I had on the first day has dissipated, as it tends to do. So, right now, I am on schedule, but only barely. Hopefully, that will change in the next week.

On the artistic side, my lead character, Natasha, has met a couple of interesting people on her U.S.A. road trip and visited some well known national landmarks, including the most important one of all, the Rocky Balboa statue in Philadelphia. I guess it's all downhill from here. Now, due to the very detailed things I will have to write about, should I ever actually make this book suitable for publication, I decided to do some bouncing around in the narrative. I wrote down a lot of scenes that need to take place, so I'm writing them in whatever order they come to be. It's a bit odd for me, since I usually write things quite linearly. But we'll see how it works out.

And there is my brief, but oh so important, update for Week Two of NaNoWriMo. I hope you all are doing well. If you are, keep up the good work. If you're struggling, remember that this is for fun. If you let it be fun and don't worry yourself too much about what you have to get done, you will enjoy it far more which will make it easier to get things done.

Godspeed in Week Three, everyone!

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Farewell and Many Thanks, Mr. Leonard Cohen

Greetings Pups,

As you all know, I had may plans for this blog in November, ones that I still promise to carry out. I even had something fun planned to share for this weekend. Sadly, though, I have to forego that one in particular, due to some very heartbreaking news that we got. The incomparable Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82.

I have mentioned before how much I admire this man as an artist. He is what I strive to be as a writer, what many of us strive to be as writers, someone who can effect people deeply through words, someone who can create unimaginable beauty by stringing the right letters together, someone who can make music from the silence. Strangely enough, while I can honor and thank this man who inspired me as a writer, I am finding it difficult to come up with the right words in this moment. Some grief is beyond what can be spoken, but the same can be said for gratitude. So, I'm just going to leave you with something that I wrote years ago about Leonard Cohen, something that expresses how I felt and still feel about what he gave the world.

Thank you, dear sir, for your legacy. You will be missed forever.

They are strung together like priceless pearls
That make us gaze and sigh
Wanting to possess them all
Trying to reach that high
You release them like a melody
Though it doesn't always exist
You shape them well and hit the target
While all the others have missed
I could listen to you talk for days
And, with each turn, I find something new
And all the posers with their futile attempts
None could ever share like you
There is a truth that lies within your air
That makes us able to trust
When the rest pour out hollow phrases
You speak like a song to us

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Top 50 Beatles Songs: 40- 31

Greetings Pups,

Welcome back to my Top 50 Beatles countdown. Now let's continue on with Numbers 40 to 31. I can barely contain my excitement. I'm ure you feel the same. Onward!

#40. "Octopus's Garden" - There you go, Ringo. I gave you a spot. To be fair, I do find this song enjoyable. It sounds like a children's book. It should be a children's book. Is it already a children's book? I don't know.

#39. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - I still say that this song sounds better sung by the cast of Life Goes On. What? They had Patti LuPone! I don't know what this title means. I don't know who these people are in the lyrics. But that is a seriously catchy melody they got there.

#38. "I'll Follow the Sun" - Now, if I knew that it was going to rain tomorrow, I would not follow the sun. I would stay put, as I am a person who loves rain. And funny enough, I find this to be a great song to listen to on a rainy day. Go figure.

#37. "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" - Would you judge me if I said the first time I heard this song was on a show called Just the Ten of Us whilst it was being sung by the four girls playing the teenage daughters? I hope not. Because it's not my fault that I saw that show before I saw A Hard Day's Night. But wasn't that nice of John and Paul to give George one of their songs to sing?

#36. "I Need You" - And another George song. I could use the excuse that every song sounds better when it's being played in a field with tanks surrounding you, but it actually sounds good on the album, not just in that one scene in Help!

#35. "A Day In the Life" - As a writer, I get inspired by so many things in the world. Music and movies and people and places...and occasionally a newspaper. Nice to see that I'm not the only one. But, as much as I love this song, I'm still not sure about that little insert of a Paul song near the end. You know what I'm talking about. For real, what was up with that? Found my way upstairs and had a smoke, indeed.

#34. "I Should Have Known Better" - I love trains and I love harmonicas. Well, I saw The Beatles sing this on a train and there was, in fact, a harmonica in there somewhere. And they shout "Hey, hey, hey!" awesome.

#33. "Strawberry Fields Forever" - I remember seeing a clip from American Bandstand where they showed a promotional video for this song to the youngsters. It was right after they had been out of sight for a while, and were coming back a changed band. Not all the kids liked it; some did. I would have been in the latter group. And thank God for this song, because if it didn't exist, people would have to come up with some other name to call their strawberry flavored and /or scented whatnots.

#32. "I'm Only Sleeping" - Apparently, sleeping is the best thing ever. It might even be better than the drugs. Or at least, that's what some people's interpretation of these lyrics are. What I do know is that John wrote them on the back of a letter? See, if emails were a thing back then, he couldn't have written it. Thus, actual, paper letters are better than email. Boom.

#31. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - What's this? A THIRD song sung by George in this installment? Well, then. But let's be honest, this is only good because of the Eric Clapton on it. Okay, that's not the ONLY reason, but it's a big reason. Although, as a lyric snob, I must admit, it's got some darn good words there. Credit where it's due.

And that's my second set of favorites. The third is on its way. Remember. Patience is a virtue.

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NaNoWriMo Update - Week One

Greetings Pups,

And so I have gotten through the first seven days of NaNoWriMo. Has it been easy? Well, yes and no, as always. Okay, let's talk about the technical stuff first.

I finished my first day in really good shape, actually ending up a thousand words ahead. I managed to keep that momentum up for the next four days. Then, Saturday happened, and I got sick. Then, Sunday happened, and I was still sick. However, I did manage to power through and not get behind on my over all word count, even being slightly ahead. As of today, I am pretty much right on track, with some change to spare. See, this is why I give the advice to stay ahead while you can and try not to get behind at all during the first weak. It can be difficult, but if you can do it, it's worth it.

And now for the artistic portion of our discussion. As I mentioned before, I'm kind of a half planner, half pantser when it comes to NaNoWriMo. So, I have an idea where I'm going but nothing is set in stone. I managed to introduce my main character, who is a writer, and her best friend, the less main main character, who is also a writer. Yeah, I write about writers a lot. Sue me. Anyway, they are named Natasha and Gerry, for now, anyway, and I got those names by scrolling through who I'm following on Twitter and picking names at random. So, thanks Natasha Bure (Candace Cameron-Bure's daughter) and Gerard Butler (best Phantom of the Opera ever, am I right?)! You will both be a part of my story. Again...for now.

Anyway, the plot has to do with Natasha going on this massive road trip across the country, and because I like to hit the ground running, I am just over 11,000 words in and she has just hit said road. Yeah, either I am going to have to do some serious trimming in this first section of the book or it is going to be a very looooong book. I guess we shall see.

So, that's about all for the first week. Now I am posting this on a Tuesday morning, and some NaNoWriMo people participate in something called a 10K Tuesday, wherein you try to write 10,000 words in one day. Considering how I have other things occupying my time today, that little venture may have to wait. In fact, I've got my fingers crossed that I even hit my normal word count today. But I have hope.

Godspeed to all my fellow NaNo participants. I'll be back next week with another update.

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Friday, November 4, 2016

Top 50 Beatles Songs: 50-41

Greetings Pups,

I have done a load of top ten lists during my time on this blog. Some have been easy; some, not so much. This one might be the most difficult one of all. Or maybe second most difficult after my Top 100 Law & Order Episodes series. See, I have decided to not do a Top Ten list but rather a Top Fifty list. I am doing this, because we're talking about what is arguably the most influential band of all time, The Beatles. There are just way too many good songs from this band to narrow it down to just ten. Yes, I could have gone above ten on other artists, but this is the only time when I think going all the way up to fifty would be appropriate. And yet, it was still difficult to narrow it down. Go figure.

So, starting today and continuing throughout the month of November, I will be counting down my Top Fifty favorite Beatles songs. Why November? Well, it was actually this month, several years ago, in which I became a full fledged admirer of this group. Indeed, I remember it that specifically. And if your personal favorites aren't on this list, don't judge me. It's The Beatles! Almost everything is good, but not everything can make it. Anyway, let's kick things off with Numbers 50 to 41. Off we go.

#50. "Something" - I heard someone once say that this was the best love song ever. Obviously, I disagree, but it is a pretty good song. Now, I'm not a huge fan of George's music. Credit where it's due, though, when he was on, he was very on. And you can't not like a song that uses the word "woos".

#49. "P.S. I Love You" - Hey, they stole this title from that Gerard Butler movie. Okay, no, they didn't. The song came first. This is just a sweet little tune with a sweet little premise about letter writing. Which I love, by the way. Oh, and it might be about being in love a little.

#48. "Don't Let Me Down" - I know The Beatles were very much influenced by a lot of different genres. Seems they went a bit bluesy with this one. Maybe. Look, I'm not great with identifying genres that aren't super obvious. All I know is that this is great. Great enough to be played on a rooftop. What does that tell you?

#47. "All I've Got To Do" - This seems like such a simple song, but I happen to think it holds an important message. Something about mutual respect and feelings and being there for your significant other. How nice. It sucks when one person has to do all the work. Trust me. I know.

#46. "Good Day Sunshine" - I first heard this in a Sun Chips commercial. I hate you, Michael Jackson! What? He owned it; he sold it. He sucks. Moving on. Whatever commercialization has been thrust upon this tune, it's still some superb songwriting at work. And the fact that I like it even though I like rainy days says a lot.

#45. "You Won't See Me" - Communication is such an important thing in relationships. Imagine how much more that was true in the days before call waiting and voice mail, when communication was so much more difficult. Or so I've been told. This is a little something to remind us of that.

#44. "Every Little Thing" - Okay, this seems to be a song about a guy who really appreciates his girlfriend...because "every little thing" she does, she does for him. Really? EVERY little thing? I mean, doing things for the one you love is nice and all, but that might be a bit much.

#43. "Only a Northern Song" - I have no idea what this song is about (you might hear that a lot with this countdown), but it's the only one I included from the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. I must have thought it was the best. And it's another George song. Interesting.

#42. "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" - Okay, everyone who thinks this song is about LSD, you get on the left sidewalk. Everyone who thinks it was inspired by a picture that John's son drew, you get on the right sidewalk. And everyone who has no idea what I'm talking about can get off the street entirely and just go home.

#41. "Lovely Rita" - I must say, what I love most about this song is the unique rhythm and beat. It just makes me really happy. And that end part where they sing "Lovely Rita, meter maid"? Sweet! And it's about a career woman, so there you go.

And there you have the first installment of my Top 50 from The Beatles series. Stay tuned. The next one will be posted shortly. So, if you haven't seen your favorite yet, be patient. You never know.

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Blog Plans

Greetings Pups,

I don't usually do this, but I am going to lay out my plans on this blog for the month of November. Mostly because it's one of the only times that I do have a plan. Also, if you want to follow along with what I'll be doing, you'll know to come back. So, here's what I hope to be sharing with you.

As I mentioned before, I will be participating in NaNoWriMo once again this year. You can check out the post where I gave some advice for it. I'll link it below. What I've never done yet is give updates on my progress as I am partaking in this event. So, I'm gonna to try and give a weekly one throughout the month. Just to let everyone know how I'm doing and to cheer on everyone who is attempting to do this as well. And since it's a writing thing, I may do a few posts about - what else? - writing! I don't know what or even if I'll post for that. I mean, I will be rather busy. Those of you who have done NaNo before will know what I mean. But we'll see. Plus, I have something else planned for you all.

I decided to do a five part...series, I guess, counting down my Top 50 favorite Beatles songs. Oh, joy! And it's about time. I'll explain more about why I'm doing it this month and other things in the first post. So, if you're interested in that, keep an eye out for it. I will hopefully entertain you with that, lift your spirits and motivate you if you are doing the NaNo thing.

That's about all. I'll do my best to do all that I am promising. And if I do...I am going to be super-tired come December!

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

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