Nano Poblano 2022

I’m going to participate in this year’s Nano Poblano (click here to see what it’s about). I participated in 2015, 2017, and 2018 so it’s been a while.

Can I write a blog post every day this month? I don’t know. The truth is, I’ve got a lot going on (such as voluntarily reading War and Peace…for fun?)

But I wanted the challenge. I can’t pretend anything I’ll write this month is going to be good. I’ll probably not write anything profound. It’ll probably be short posts. Probably boring. I don’t know, maybe I’ll get inspired.

My cat Lucy is staring at me. I can not tell if she is curious or in love with me. Perhaps both. Either way, sometimes it’s nice to get some attention.

12 thoughts on “Nano Poblano 2022

  1. That is so cool! I had to click the link to see what you were talking about. At first I thought it was some kind of chili cook off! I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year so will be under similar “pressure” to write every day (something I do anyway), although I’m trying not to think of it that way. We are taking advantage of an opportunity, right?

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    1. It does sounds like a chilli cook off, doesn’t it? I should have described it more, but I was feeling lazy. Lol. I think that’s great you are doing NaNoWriMo. Let me know how it goes!

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  2. I hope you have success on the blogging!

    When I read War and Peace, I did it as an audiobook, but after each chapter, just to make sure I was keeping up with what was going on, I’d pull up the Cliff’s Notes version, and read a brief recap. That helped keep track of everything. (There are some novels, ones that are super dense with too many characters, where I find myself having to make notes on who is who. I’d have never gotten through James Clavell’s Noble House without doing that. But I can’t do that with an audiobook while I’m driving!)

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    1. Thanks Ubi! Oops, I accidentally deleted your comment, but hopefully it’s back again!

      I like your idea about reading the Cliff Notes – I’ve started reading them after each major section. AND I’m watching YouTube videos about the characters, which has contained some spoilers, but I’m still excited to see how it plays out.

      How did you like Noble House? I haven’t read it, but I have read James Clavell’s Shogun and Tai Pan which I thought were quite good.

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      1. I liked Shogun and Tai Pan both. Noble House was OK, but I didn’t like it as much. It felt bigger and more complicated than it needed to be, and sometimes I just felt lost. (Kind of like reading Game of Thrones was for me.) This was quite a while back, though, and I don’t even remember the plot anymore.

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        1. I was tempted to tackle Noble House at some point, but it doesn’t sound worth it. Shogun and Tai Pan are special to me because my ex-husband and I read them together and it’s one of the infrequent happy memories I have of spending time with him.

          For some reason I couldn’t get into Game of Thrones.


  3. Hello to Lucy. What an interesting name for a cat 😀 What made you decide to read War and Peace? It’s one of those books that has been on my bookshelves for years and will be for years to come, with me always promising myself this will be the year I read it, but the year always ends with the book unread. How are you finding it?

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    1. Yeah, it’s weird I’m not sure how I came about the name Lucy for my cat, but I just looked at her and my brain went, “her name’s Lucy!”

      I decided to read War and Peace because I’m trying to read all the classics or books of cultural influence. Part of that is because I want a challenge, but another part of that is I want to get literary references. Oh, and I want to appear smart and cultured, if I’m being honest. LOL

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Hi! I go by "Quixie." Quixie is a shortened version of "quixotic," which means: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." It's how I described my evangelical Christian faith when I started blogging 7 years ago. Now I'm an agnostic atheist who is trying to find a balance between idealism and reality. I write about my mental health journey with bipolar disorder, my loss of faith (deconversion), parenting teens, reading, exercise/health, work-life, and my marriage separation/divorce.