(Note: Please see the bottom half of this post if you’re looking to skip to the “important stuff.”)
I am going to start by offering my sincerest apologies. There will be no Harry Potter recipe tomorrow (Thursday). I know, I know. I’m slacking already. Time has gotten the best of me as of late, and I blame it on another project, along with lack of planning. I have been rather busy with life, but also with the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It hasn’t even started yet and I find myself getting distracted. I’ve been preparing little bits and pieces of plot and character development that will occur within my novel. I may hold off on recipes during some or all of November due to this project, but I have no interest in doing that intentionally. However, if that does happen, I guarantee that I will make up for it and get going again in December.
I also need to apologize for something else. In yesterday’s post I mentioned only wanting your support and nothing beyond that. It has now come to my attention that there is more that you can do, though it isn’t necessarily for my own benefit. There is an organization called The Office of Letters and Light that helps children and adults find creativity through the written word. The organization is also sponsoring the NaNoWriMo that I am participating in.
Being a major supporter of the arts, I find this to be a great opportunity to give back to those who work hard in helping people find creativity and introducing ideas like NaNoWriMo to people like myself who have trouble with motivation. Being given the chance to participate in something great, I want to give back to the people who make it possible.
As I’m sure you are aware of by now, I’m talking about donations. This is a money situation, people. I know that funds are tight right now with this rather rigid economy, but I’m not asking for a lot. You can give $10 – that’s not even a restaurant meal. You can give more, of course, but I’m not expecting the moon. I kept my goal small ($150), but I hope to be able to raise beyond that to support this great cause. Writing is very important to me. I have accepted that it takes a person’s own imagination and gift to be a writer, but I didn’t learn the skills on my own. Office of Letters and Light is one of many sources that help people with finding the tools to make their writing become a reality. Please help me by giving back to that.
Donations can be filled out AT THIS LINK. If you aren’t comfortable with online payments and live in the area or know my address, I will be happy to accept cash/check and add your money through my own card. Your name goes on the website with your donated amount, so you can be sure the money given to me will make its way to the cause.
With or without “sponsoring” me during the month of November, I appreciate your support more than I can say. I am humbled by the response I get on my blog and from those I know in person. I will never be able to thank people enough for what they have done for me. I am blessed to have this life, and the last thing I will ever do is take it for granted.