I was just glancing at my NaNoWriMo files. I am a Winner! My goal for National Novel Writing Month was 50,000 words and ten short story drafts in the 30 days of November. I completed 50,000 words and drafted fourteen short stories. What I didn’t realize was that my intrepid Springer Spaniel, Ruby Penn, drafted her own blog post on November 2. Somehow I missed it until today. And she’s so poetic! So, here’s Ruby’s second Guest Post, alias Dog Blog #2:
My human says she is a writer. She will write 50,000 words in November. Na-No-Wri-Mo.
I will write no words. I will say no words. Not in November, or any month ever.
But I will communicate a lot and experience a lot. I will talk about sense of smell with specifics and soul.
And how I study you and watch what you do for clues.
And how I don’t hold a grudge, even when you leave me or don’t take time for me.
I am ever ready to be cheerful given the right thing. That thing is always outside, out of doors, out of the house, not here. Into the world of smells and sights. Into the world of sound. Into the world of pawprints and snail slides, into the world of bees and shadows and crows. Into the old world, each moment made anew.