Before I begin this post, I just really feel like I should mention Remembrance Day in some way. I’m such a huge history buff and one of my favourite area of studies is World War II. It fascinates and disgusts me at the same time, but I can’t stop learning about it. I think there are so many interesting stories that should not be forgotten, and so many brave people that should always be remembered.
I had a great uncle who fought in World War II. He actually was part of the Canadian Forces team that landed at Juno Beach in Normandy, France on D-Day, and was one of the lucky few who survived that brutal siege of German occupied France.
I really don’t believe that anything should have to come to war, but sometimes war cannot be avoided. When it comes to that, we definitely have to thank everyone, not just in our military, but in every military fighting for freedom. The World Wars weren’t won by one country, they were won by an alliance of countries, which is important to note, too.
I am so thankful that there are such brave men and women out there who put their lives on the line for us. For me, they have the toughest yet most commendable job out there. Without them during the wars, I think the world would be a very different place. I just think it’s a privilege to live in a place like Canada. I hope you can feel the same way about your country as well.
So again, I just think we should all remember to take some time to think about just what Remembrance Day means and the importance it has for our history and our future. I am so thankful for the men and women who have served, are serving and will serve my country because it’s a job I don’t think I’d be able to do.
Also, in Canada, we have some really cool coins for Remembrance Day and the military. I collect coins (go figure), so I have them all and know a lot about them. My absolute favourite coin of all time is a military coin, recognizing the 65th Anniversary of the end of World War II. It was released into circulation in November of 2010, and the moment I saw it I fell in love. The coin is stunningly beautiful, and what’s so great about it is it is a circulating coin so you can actually find it in your change every once in a while. I have so many of them, and here is a picture of what the stunning coins look like:
Well it is Remembrance Day, but it is also November 11th. That means only nineteen more days of NaNoWriMo. I hadn’t updated my word count all weekend, so I did today. Over 20k, woo-hoo! And I can still get some more words in today, so that should be good.
My novel is going places I never thought it would, and my original mental outline has been flushed and now I’m just writing off the seat of my pants. I’ll let you know in December how well that worked out for me.
It’s kind of fun, though, when you’re discovering the story as you write it. Sometimes I know exactly what is going to happen and other times I don’t, so it’s a toss-up, but an ‘oh so fun’ toss-up. It’s kind of like life, in a way; there’s always a little bit of mystery.
Well, I mentioned that last post was my 50th post since I started this blog, almost a month ago. I can tell you that it’s been a real exciting month. It’s definitely given me some new confidence in my writing, and it’s been so great to be able to share some of my writing and some of my life story with others. And it kick started my writing again. For the last few months I hadn’t written much, but now the creative juices are flowing once again and I am ready to go. I just want to write. I’ve been thinking of all my old novels, and thinking about new ones I have yet to write. It’s given me so much satisfaction and it’s great. They say the average male (or is it teenage male, I forget) thinks about sex every eight seconds. I definitely do not…… 😉 Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m thinking about writing every eight seconds, and sometimes more frequently. But not in the same way I think about sex, mind.
Well now that I’ve written about writing, it’s time to get back to writing my novel for NaNoWriMo. I also wrote about sex, but that will not be in my NaNo novel. That’s about all I’ve got to say for this evening.
I hope I didn’t get you all hot and bothered (because I usually have that effect…..?? Yeah, no).
Thanks for reading!
- My failed romance with NaNoWriMo (writeaubreywrite.wordpress.com)
- 11/1/12 – First Day of NaNoWriMo (aelizabethwest.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo: It’s a marathon, not a sprint (michaelmcmullen.wordpress.com)
- My #NaNoWriMo in week two! (zaraawritingstory.wordpress.com)