Sunday, November 25, 2012

Update on NaNoWriMo

Today I wrote 2000 words on my iPhone!
I am now trying to fill in more details in my book Engineer Your Perfect Child because I have completed the story.
I am traveling today back from a Thanksgiving holiday and my husband is driving the 8 hours so that I can write. It was not easy. My book is very exciting and I hope to do some editing and publish it very soon.
I am now at 41783 words!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

What is Love?

Dear Readers,
I am not usually very religious on this blog, but I am a woman of strong faith in God.
Today I was reading 1 Corinthians 13, the chapter on Love. Even though I've read it lots of times it really hit home today because I had an interaction with someone that didn't go well. The person decided to cuss at me. Its pretty much the first time anyone in my whole life has done that. I was very angry. I left the situation but thought about it the rest of the day.
Now as I am reading my Bible I am reading about Love. I didn't feel any love for this person who angered me. I felt hate, but as I read it I realized that love is so powerful. Its also an action. Its funny because as I read the beginning of the chapter I feel like its talking about all my hobbies: learning languages (speak in the tongues of men), the love of knowledge ( love of reading), having faith, giving to charity (not enough, but still). But its saying that all those things are meaningless without Love. I gain nothing.
Below that section it talks about what Love is. Its not a feeling but a list of actions: patience, kindness. Then a list of what it does not do: doesn't envy, doesn't boast, doesn't dishonor others, isn't self-seaking, isn't easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs. These actions convicted me. I couldn't hold on to my anger. I had to let it go. Realize that this person is going through a tough time and is still growing as a person. Being able to let it go relieved so much stress as if a heavy burden had been removed.

I hope these words mean something to you if you need it today. I know I needed to hear it. I've included the full text below:

New International Version (NIV)
13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Novel Writing Month is here again!!

Yeah! I love these month long challenges. Last year I wrote Engineer Your Perfect Child. This year I am writing the sequal.

Whats it about you ask?? Glad you asked...
Synopsis
In 2020 scientists are working on creating genius in the labratory. Sometimes things go wrong, very wrong.

Excerpt
Indira pulled up the violin video from right after the implant. The boy, who was about 7, picked up the violin and began to play perfectly. With the same gestures, and movements that the source boy had. He even had the same facial ticks the source boy had. Then he seized up and then crumpled to the ground. She watched her staff run to the boy and lay him on the operating table. They put monitors all over him. When he finally came out of the coma after a few hours he had significant problems understanding or reacting. Slowly after a few weeks he was able to function at a very low IQ level.


Maybe when I am done you can read it...
Write your own novel! Go to nanowrimo.org to learn more.