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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was, and it was beautiful even though I could not see it. I felt the light fade from the sky and it was earlier than normal, or was it? In the end, the sunset sets its own time, and we have no choice but to enjoy it.

There was a song once about time slipping into the future. As I look out upon the day I agree, and see that time is always passing, passing into the future and becoming the past. It saddens me to think of all the people that miss the moments, and let time slip into the future and the past, not realizing the gift they have in today. It will probably sound horrible but to me the word that should be outlawed is often "No". Why? Because in telling yourself no you are putting off a moment that may just slip into the future, you are letting it slip by.

Now I am not advocating anything bad, but there are things you can avoid saying no to. If it makes you happy and does not hurt anyone else, no may not be the best response, no may be keeping you from reaching your potential. No, may be holding you back.

I know, I know, how can you tell?

Well, I am sure you can. I am sure you can see the difference between the positives that are all around us, and those things that could become negatives. I am sure you know when to say "no" and when not to say "no", you know? Just take a moment, and don't miss the roller coaster you wanted to ride. See the movie, read the book, laugh a little, even cry a little, but in the end find a way to live life to the best point you can.

So as the sun sets on another day, I am ahead in Nanowrimo and will continue to push, why? Because I won't say no to telling the stories in my head, and because its fun, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, read more, and know when no is not the right word...

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The sun sets on another day...

Today I was working fervently on catching up to my writing goals. I will do so daily and force the finish of Silent Sister this month. I have been focused before only to have it unravel, but this time I may have a secret weapon. That weapon is in the form of many positive words and smiles from fans. Well, a lot more than many.

A smile is a special thing. I think we all know that smiles can make us feel good. Sure there are some that are sarcastic or a variety of other emotions not tied to happiness, but smiles do open a door to the heart, and in the process help us see how someone is feeling most of the time. So why then are you not smiling? Why aren't you sharing your smile with everyone.

I hope you just said you are, and I hope that you do all the time. Today while I was out I ran into several people that smiled excessively and had no issue sharing their positivity. For me, it was like magic and I enjoyed every moment talking to them. After all, the world is the world, how you see it determines how you feel. It would be nice if everyone could step back and realize the world is a better place if they just see it that way. 

So as the sun sets on another day, the clock says I will hit 50k words by the 27th, but my estimates think this will be a much bigger book than normal, so I will be pushing on and pushing hard to hit the numbers I need. Along the way I will smile, and as I do so I will share with some people in the next few days and see what they think. I hope you will be one of them, and I hope you will smile all you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, read often, and smile all you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was lost in the mist and rain and today brings more cold weather and snow, yes snow, to the area. I enjoyed the moments and laughed as the weather changed, perhaps a good laugh, but as much the laugh of a resigned old friend, waiting for another winter.

A change this year. I have been writing in Nanowrimo for several years. This year as I write here daily I will inject some status along the way. My hope is to finish and prepare to publish by the end of the month. As I do so I will press the envelope and hopefully not get licked by it. I will also keep everyone up to date of my progress and perhaps ask for feedback along the way.

So as the sun sets on another day, thanks for reading and thanks for all of you who took the time to read the Halloween stories this year!

Sleep sweet, write more, and read a lot too no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day....

I went a little overboard, well, I think I did by spreading out the posts from previous years, I like scary stories , and stories that twist and turn.

This year we have last nights post of "Stoker" and today we have "Prices Slashed. I hope you enjoy a little slice of a thriller, and I hope today's is as fun for you as it was for me!

Prices Slashed

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your shopping adventure...