Today is the last day of November and the end of NaNoWriMo.
If you are one who has already or will be typing the end today — congratulations!
If you are one who threw in the towel days or weeks ago — it is not the end of the world!
The earth is still in orbit, the sun still rises in the east, the Apocalypse has not occurred (unless I missed it) and if you can pinch yourself then the Messiah has not arrived. Be thankful.
This is not the end.
This is only the beginning.
Plots and characters are like plants and seasons; they come and go. They bloom, hopefully they shine and then they perish.
But even in their perishing they can serve a purpose.
It’s only natural.
For you NaNoWriMoers right now just write. You can decide what goes into the compost pile later.
I (like a gazillion others) watched yesterday’s solar eclipse with great enthusiasm.
I cooed as the shadows dimmed and a cool gray color spread over the landscape. The temperature even dropped a few degrees.
This is nice, I thought as I aimed my Nikon and shot.
I am not really sure what’s in the picture but there is an entire galaxy of erratic black planets orbiting my eyeballs.