NNWM/17: Bygone Butterball

This morning at work, we were talking about Thanksgiving and one of my teammates forwarded a story about the Butterball Turkey Talk Line. For 35 years this enterprising group of Butterball employees has been answering turkey-related questions from consumers every holiday season, helping ensure that John Q. Public hosts a successful Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It’s aContinue reading “NNWM/17: Bygone Butterball”

NNWM/16: Turkey Panic

I was shopping for groceries after work today, when it suddenly dawned on me that Thanksgiving is barely a week away. For a split second, I panicked. There was nothing Thanksgiving-related on my shopping list. No potatoes, no stuffing, no cranberries, no sexy Pilgrim babes. (What, there’s no such thing? Well, there should be). WeContinue reading “NNWM/16: Turkey Panic”

NNWM/15: Cliff Clavin

Today was a very productive writing day. I dashed out over 2,000 words for the first time since Day 1. I have reached a crucial scene in my novel that is fun to write and the words are flowing. It’s a full-on writer’s high, and I hope it continues for the rest of the month. I amContinue reading “NNWM/15: Cliff Clavin”

NNWM/14: Point of No Return

Today I hit page 100 in my novel. (Well, technically, 101. I wasn’t at a good stopping place yet, so…) This is very exciting for me! I said a long time ago that reaching page 100 is not only an accomplishment but a crucial milestone, as well; to me, it legitimizes the work-in-progress and represents theContinue reading “NNWM/14: Point of No Return”

NNWM/13: Killer Spaghetti Sauce

My parents emailed today from New Zealand. Or make that tomorrow, since they are 19 hours in the future. (I’ve been trying to figure out how to use this to my advantage, e.g., football scores, but I don’t think the International Date Line works that way). They wanted to let us know that they were okay.Continue reading “NNWM/13: Killer Spaghetti Sauce”

NNWM/12: Mind Blown Upon Arrival

Today has been a very good day. After a leisurely morning, Tara and I took a walk through the park and stopped into WinCo to pick up a few things we needed for dinner. Then we headed to Regal Cinemas where we caught a movie, “Arrival.” I used to see a lot more movies thanContinue reading “NNWM/12: Mind Blown Upon Arrival”