Sunday Night Sketches 04

Happy Sunday, everyone. It's time for another Sunday Night sketch, and my own personal challenge to step out of my comfort zone.

This sketch is about romance, femininity, and softness. I imagine the circle photo is almost like a telescope into someone's dreams, enclosed in the safety of the circles. The title is outside, like a narrator telling a story. Hmmm, I'm waxing poetic this evening. Since November is National Novel Writing Month {known as NaNoWriMo for all the struggling writers out there}, I'll cut this short and put words toward my daily word count goal.

{for context, here's a little more about NaNoWriMo if you're interested, otherwise go use this sketch, and be sure to post a link so I can check it out}

NaNoWriMo challenges writers to write 50,000 words during the month of November, which translates into roughly 1665 words a day. My usual goal when I'm writing full-time is 1500 a day, which I often struggle to achieve due to my wandering attention and compulsive need to explore every thought that crosses my mind. You'd think that as you're writing, you would be thinking about what you're writing...I wish that was more frequently true. Prolific writers like Stephen King write double that every day, but every writer is different and if I set an unrealistic goal I'll be setting myself up for failure.

November adds that extra challenge with another 200 words, but it also adds a little motivation. This will be the first year I've done since Zae was born. Last year I had a newborn and didn't write, but this year I've determined to meet the daily goal if I have to snatch five minute intervals all day. And I'm not counting blog posts toward the daily count, so the key is going to be focus. I'll be keeping a notebook beside my keyboard to write down any of those pesky thought tangents... It's far too easy to get lost doing an Internet search on the various types of clothing worn throughout history when I just wanted to know what they call those really tall, furry hats worn by those silent English Queensguard wear {aptly named bearskin hats because...yep, made of bearskin}. Maybe that's common knowledge. I am always surprised by the stuff I don't know until I know it.

Off to write...hope to get a layout up this week between writing goals and completing my first ever pocket letter. I will do a post on that on it's own once I'm finished. {well, that's the hope anyway...I never did do the post I was going to do about our fair adventures this summer, but I don't have any surgeries scheduled, my carpal tunnel pain is mostly gone, and I no longer have a cat to bury, so this promise should stick}


  1. Well, I've been waiting to see what sketch you would come up with today : ). This is pretty awesome, Carrie! Will be so cool to see what you create! Have upcoming week, Lisa : )

  2. ok - silly me! Typing too fast and not proofreading!
    Meant to say: "Have a great upcoming week" LOL!

    1. LOL! I am a terrible proofreader...I'm always eager to move onto whatever I'm doing next to read what I just wrote! Hope you have a great week, too! Ugh...doctors' appointments galore for me this week...I'll be anxious all week until they're over! :)


Thanks for all your kind comments!