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Today I Love Novel Writing

snow falling in morning light

Today I love novel writing and the fact that I have finally started doing that again after a long period of being busy with so many other things. I love that I have made plans to be finished the first draft of this book by spring. I love that I hope to write a hit single song that goes platinum and then retire to a life of writing for fun, though I’m fairly certain that won’t happen. I love that I’m more than okay with life as it is now. I love that I’m keeping my options open, ’cause that hit single still might happen. I love that I keep making up hokey pet names for my partner that make her roll her eyes and then I discard them for something even hokier. I love that my birthday is creeping ever closer like some freaky time stalker and the scariest part is I know exactly when it will pounce. I love that I laughed about that last thing, ’cause I really don’t care about my birthday pouncing, and I’m actually looking forward to using it as an excuse to celebrate a little bit. I love that every time I think about myself being sixty years old I am amused because how could a sixty year old be as childish or childlike as I am?

Today I love that I laughed at my thoughts when I heard someone complain about winter again and I thought, “That same old whine. Man that’s getting old. It must be vintage whine by now.” And now I’m riffing on “I heard that same whine in 1972. That was a great year for whine.” and so on. I love that Winter is doing what Winter has always done and doing it well. I love that today there is a light fluffy snow falling and I’m looking forward to going out and sweeping off the drive, unless it gets heavier in which case I’ll head out with the big old blower and blast it away, ka-pow!

Today I love that it’s Friday and that means curling and maybe the open mic. I love that we got through the week as far as meals are concerned and I only have to come up with something for supper tonight and we’ll be heading into the weekend when we normally cook anyway, so “Yay!” I love that I got my baking done yesterday and that I might do a little more today, though I have a lot of stuff on my list so I’m not getting my hopes up.

Today I love sipping coffee quietly while the gentle fluffy snow floats down and piles up high on deck and fence.

Today I Love Novel Writing

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love Novel Writing. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 25, 2019, from


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