Posted in Life

Good News Friday Challenge! #trashtag

This is a Challenge to each of you to come up with Just One POSITIVE news story that you’ve seen or heard recently.  If you don’t watch the news, then share an uplifting, positive quote or post!  I think that it’s high time that we all make the effort to see the Good and to see the Positive that happens in our lives every day!  There is so much negativity in our lives that we must Stop and LOOK for the good things!

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please leave your comments below with a link to the post or news story that you’ve found or done.  If you do not watch the news, share a positive quote you seen or heard or share a lovely photo!  YOU decide what is positive and Good News!  While you’re here, please share and check out other people’s posts.

Let’s all share something GOOD today!

I would like to make this a weekly challenge.  It will depend on the amount of interest there is, of course.  I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful, positive things you all come up with!  ❤  ❤  ❤

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

I am SO excited about the Good News story that I found for today!  Looking at the picture above, you can see the before and after effects of one person taking on the challenge of #trashtag !! This is a movement to take an area with litter, take a photo of it, then take another photo of it after you’ve done something about it!  Incredible!

HERE is the link to this amazing story!  Will YOU take up this challenge?

*Photo courtesy of Byrom Roman 

Posted in Writing

30 Day Challenge-What I Learned

I put myself on a 30 day challenge to do a Post A Day, for 30 days.  I succeeded!  THIS is post #30.  I’m proud of sticking with it and accomplishing it.  I’ve learned a few things along the way of my little challenge and thought that I would share what I’ve learned with you.

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Posted in Uncategorized, Writing

X, Y and Z


X, Y and Z

Ok, ok, I’m cheating here a little bit.  But I want to move on!

X for X-mas. – Some people say that if you use this abbreviation that you are taking the Christ out of Christmas and are offended by it.

The “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is “Christ“.

X-mas used as an abbreviation dates back to the 16th century.

The word “Christ” and its compounds, including “Christmas”, have been abbreviated in English for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern “Xmas” was commonly used. “Christ” was often written as “Xρ” or “Xt”; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021.

So lighten up a little if someone uses X-mas as an abbreviation, think about the history of the word before you judge too harshly.  I gleaned this information from Wikipedia.

Y – Yahoo

Did you know that the definition of a Yahoo is a person that is not intelligent or interested in culture?!

Z- Zealous

I am excited that this challenge is now over!  I look forward to my next post with Zealous enthusiasm!!

Posted in Life, Uncategorized, Writing

NaNo Countdown


I’m looking at the final week here of the NaNoWriMo challenge.  I got Nothing done on the weekend.  (shame on me!)  I spent most of my time working on Christmas presents.

I’m not sure what I’m doing for Thanksgiving.  I would really like to just hibernate.  I like the idea of spending the 4 days, tucked away, wearing my jammies all day if I want to.  Lazing on the couch, wasting the morning drinking coffee.

But that probably isn’t going to happen.

I’m pretty sure I won’t have my book done.  This book has turned into something much more complex and detailed than anything else I’ve written.

It does surprise me about the details.  The details in a book, I mean.  I guess being a reader all my life, I took those things for granted.  I’m referring to the real mechanics of a story.  Like when person A goes from place #1, through to place #’s 2, 3 and 4.  All those tiny details that need to be there to be sure your story flows in a logical progression.

The way a person’s body will move, what they see, hear, smell along the way are all the mechanics of the story.   But oh so important!

Even if I don’t complete my book by November 30th, I’m still really glad I took on this challenge.  The challenge has forced me to dig deep, to stick with it, return to that keyboard, even when I had no idea what was going to be written on the next page.

I accomplished more than I ever thought I would!

Although I’m having a good time, another eye opener for me is the actual WORK involved in writing something of this depth and length.  All of my writing up to this point has been shorter and much more of a lark.

Most of the time when I post something on WordPress, it’s for my own pleasure .   This book has been a real mixture of Work and pleasure.  I’ve got other,  more serious things I want to write about in the future and they will be WORK as well.

I hope all of the other NaNoWriMo participants are doing well at accomplishing their goals!  But no matter what, just remember, you tried!!  That in itself is huge!  So carry on fellow WriMo’s!!

One more thought here.  Thank you to those of you that continue to encourage, push and nag me!  🙂   I love you too.

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Day One of the NaNoWriMo Challenge

I know it’s only day one, but I’m pretty proud of myself.  My goal today was 2000 words.  I made it to 2335.  Woo hoo!

Now the challenge will be to keep up the momentum.  I feel wonderful about what I’ve written so far!  I’m having a blast watching the story unfold.

I know during the week I won’t have as much time as I do in the weekends, so I’m glad I got as far as I did today.

To all my cheerleaders, thank you as always, for your encouragement!  The community here on WordPress is wonderful at sharing and helping each other!

To my other NaNo writers, keep on keeping on!

Posted in Life, Uncategorized

NaNo Madness!


I actually had a hard time getting to sleep last night.  I lay there going over what I wanted to write.  I was anxious to get started!

I know some people started at midnight last night.  I didn’t do that.  But I did hit the coffee pot right away and settled in with my laptop the first thing this morning.

So I’m determined, caffeinated, and excited about this challenge!  I’ve got a good beginning to my novel, so I’m jazzed!

I need to get back to it here.  Let the madness begin!!

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Cleaning Up the Clutter


Good morning my WordPress friends!

I’m still tweaking my Blog site.  I’ve “Categorized” most of my writings.  On the side bar (on the right) there is now a heading that says Categorizes.  They are split up into Poetry, Prose, Life, Stories and Uncategorized.    Some cross over into more than one category, but I did the best I could to organize them.

This might help you find something of mine that your are/were looking for.

The side bar have also been cleaned up and reordered.  I think it makes a little more sense this way.

If you have any questions, the easiest way to reach me is via email.  You can reach me at

There are still things I want to do, but I think this is going to have to do for now.  I’m trying to get some research done for my upcoming NaNoWriMo challenge.  I finally KNOW   what I’m going to write about!  That is a step in the right direction at least!

Have a wonderful Tuesday my peeps!  Until next time!  Penny