“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain

Gumby in February

I am VERY fond of routine. LOVE being in a predictable pattern. I'm NOT big on change. But, that is not always best for me.

I'm feeling like God is telling me that I need a challenge. I need to get out of my comfort zone and try something I've never tried before - something I am fairly confident I CANNOT do without God's strength, support, and miraculous ways.

So, in February 2010, I'm gonna be Gumby:

Yup - I expect to be especially stretched in my writing this month. I am trying something I have thought about several times, but never had the guts to try.

Over the month of February, I am going to attempt to write a MINIMUM of 35,000 words of my WIP.

Now, for you NaNoWriMo folks, this is probably a piece of cake. But I'm not like that. Remember me? Slow and steady wins the race? Remember the turtle? Write in those spare minutes?

I am fairly confident that I will NOT be able to write an average of 1,250 words a day in five- and ten-minute increments. I am going to have to MAKE TIME to buckle down and make some REAL progress on my novel.

Praise the Lord, I am not alone. A few of my dear friends will be joining me in this little project (including a BFF, who shall remain nameless unless she wishes to share, who is probably as nervous about it as I am). We will be cheering each other on throughout the month, using a wet noodle when necessary.

If any of you would like to participate, you are, of course, more than welcome. I'm hoping to have a word count meter on my blog - though I'm not sure how often I'll be able to update. I'll certainly appreciate the encouragement!

Looking forward to seeing what God accomplishes through this--and hoping that I will stretch - but will NOT turn green! ;)

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. ROFL--I confess, it's me. And I'm sooo chewing my nails over this challenge!! Especially since a new project jumped out of the blue at me this weekend!! *roll*

    I know NaNo'ers are rolling their eyes, but misery loves company so you and I can stick together. =] It's a good challenge for us! =]

    I think.



  2. Woohoo! I know you two can do it—you can call it the red-eye special.

  3. You can do it, Jo! Rah, Rah, Rah!!!

  4. Cheering you on, Jo! You can do it! You can do it!

  5. Uh-huh, yeah!!!! WOOT!!! *ahem* That was me, JJ. I was cheering for ya, 'cause I know you and do this, you AND Peejers. ^_^ I'm not miserable, but I'll be good company! Trekking along with ya for the fun! ^_^ (((psst...I likey the button. :P )))

  6. *can do this.

    That was a typo. A real one. Wasn't being cute on purpose.


    You can do it! ^_^


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