Gigi with Leslie Caron, Louis Jordan and Maurice Chevalier and I'm not sure what year it was made.
I am thankful for my family, my friends, the fact that I didn’t overcook the turkey or burn anything. I am thankful for my health and that my children are healthy. Even though times are very tough, there is always a lot of reasons to be thankful every day.
I have never been able to appreciate the black Friday allure, I hate shopping for things, I love food shopping but everything else I intensely dislike. Crowds in any store bring out my claustrophobia so that it becomes physically and mentally painful for me. I suppose that on the surface it is a good sign but for whom? Can the public afford more personal debt so that the retailers can line their corporate bank accounts, the retail employees these days; are they paid a living wage? The only reason that I ever hope that the holiday shopping sales are up is that the retail workers can keep their jobs, but are those jobs the kind that can pay the bills? We need to continue to focus on the need to bring back the living wage as opposed to outrageous corporate bonuses and stockholders dividends.
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Whenever I write, it is more or less free form from fingers to keyboard to screen and I should specify, I am not a professional writer or blogger. I am trying my hand at writing through the beauty of the free forum at WordPress.com and I’m enjoying myself immensely.I don’t really have the need to worry about editing or revising but Darryl our good friend at WordPress asked how do you revise your work if at all?
Right now I’m in week 3 of the nanowrimo2011 and I haven’t revised a single word in my potential novel. I am following their guidelines and simply writing as much as I can to get to the goal of 50,000 words by November 30th, so far I am at 44,700 words. I’m almost there. December is when I am going to continue writing and when I feel that the story has been told in its entirety, that is when I will begin the process of editing and revising.
During my college career, I wrote all my papers long hand before starting the laborious process of typing them on the old Smith-Carona typewriter, we didn’t get a computer until I was in senior year at N.Y.U. I was blown away with Lotus 123 and DOS, that was a big improvement over typing and then using white out and than retyping the correction. Those were the olden days, do not miss them at all but those were the days of serious revision and editing to get the tightest written paper possible. My professors wanted stream-lined, well argued papers; flourish and excessive description was discouraged.
I know that since I haven’t done any serious editing or revising in over twenty years, I am woefully out of practice; like any skill if you do not use it daily you get rusty. I have a huge feeling that when I tackle my “novel” this coming December and January, I will be in for quite the learning process in terms of editing.