Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Ready, set,,,,

Why, what, where, when, how-come and reckon? That definitely is the question. Why do some folks (myself is mainly who I am referencing) put themselves in a situation they know little about?

I seem to be drawn to things that I know little about or don’t understand. I have, as long as I can remember, wanted to know about how things worked; clocks, auto engines, brain surgery and so forth. I figure if something is already broken, then tear into it and see if you can come up with what is causing it to be broke. I look at it as “heck its already broke so chances are I ain’t gonna break” it. That sounds like I am repeating something. Anyhow, last night with just a couple of hours before midnight, I signed up for this year’s Nanowrimo challenge. There, I have announced it. They say that once you announce it, you feel pressure to push forward and complete the task. I won’t go into the details because all ya’ll know what it is about. The truth is I need a little “prodding” with something like this. I don’t view it as something BIG in my life; I am not trying to write the “Great American Novel”, but I do like messin’ with it. I have been a little slack on the blogging end of all this and maybe I will write about that in the future but mainly, it is just like tearing into something that is broken, except nothing has been broken. Now that makes a lot of sense doesn’t it? I guess the fact that I haven’t posted is what I feel is the broken part and jumping off into this quicksand of Nanowrimo may be just the thing to “line me out”.

Well, here is my plan….I ain’t got a plan. Nope, no plot, no outline. I do have my characters; Billy Ray and Hank. Ya’ll all remember them, don’t you? I don’t know how all this works but hopefully it will “ all even out in the end”(that was mentioned in an earlier post).

Ya’ll are welcome to comment any helps, hints, or mints as awaaaayyyy we go.


  1. Awesome! I'm excited that you are braver than I! I'm sure you will produce something of excellence! I love reading your stories!

  2. So glad to see your words again, and good luck on this new project! I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with for two of our favorite characters ...

    and you're not the only one who has been absent from the blogging world. More than half of my blog list is in arrears, including me!

  3. Is it that time of year again..good luck..good writing..it never pays to have plans they somehow always get grubbied..thank you for your support..Jae

  4. I know nothing...NUTHIN...about writing. But I wish you the best of luck! I guess just set aside the time and hunker down to the task. I hate to think of writing as a task. It just is. Shoulder to the wheel of what is Mr. Glenn. I'm excited to read the resulting masterpiece!

  5. glenn! get them wheels turnin'! i've no advice other than have fun. who knows what you might birth here. but sure is glad to see you again.

    i'll be around for the show!


  6. Glenn, I'm so proud of you! I loved reading about Billy Ray and Hank--just put them together in an old pickup truck,,, and see what happens! :)

  7. Glenn,here are my two words of advice:
    Keep writing.
    When I did NaNoWriMo, I started with a premise: A young high school girl wakes in the morning to realize that the visit from her Nana the night before occurred posthumously; her grandmother had passed away several days before. The rest of the YA novel explores her feelings as she seeks to define her own identity.
    There were nights, I can tell you, after a long day of work... when I just wanted to chuck it all. I was writing 600 words 5:00-6:00a.m. and 600 words after 7:00p.m. on the weekdays. Several times, I fell asleep at the keyboard.
    But I finished. And I love the novel I wrote! On some mornings, I would read over what I written the night before, and I honestly couldn't remember writing it--but it was good!
    Have faith in yourself. Just keep putting words on the page.

  8. Glenn, I wonder about tinkering with this challenge too. You have two solid characters to build a story around. I have total faith in your ability to pull out a great story from that wonderfully talented mind of yours. I'm cheering for you. Maybe I'll think about it too... Good luck!

  9. I gotta' tell you Glenn, I think you just may enjoy this. You have the words tumbling some where in your brain, so all they gotta' do is leak down to your fingers. Good luck, and above all, have fun.

  10. I'm late...as usual lately, to see this post. But I just want to comment that I'm so glad you are doing NaNo if it means we will see more of Glenn here soon! Good luck! People who try it amaze me. I wouldn't dare!