It’s a Yes for Y


It’s a simple word, only three letters, but “yes” can do more to change the course of things than just about anything else. I’m a naturally cautious person, so my default is on no. Taking risks; trying new things; neither comes easily to me.

Sometimes I have to fight myself.

But last month, I saw a post about the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. And in that discussion, someone talked about Camp Nanowrimo. And shrugged my shoulders, threw caution to the computer, and signed up for both. Yes and yes.

Not very like me at all. I didn’t weigh the pros and cons, I didn’t analyze every aspect, I didn’t scrutinize all the angles. Nope. I clicked the links and signed up. And I’m really glad that I did.

I’ve made substantial progress on the young adult novel I’d been working on, and then I put it aside to start a sequel to my cozy mystery. That’s two books taking shape.

And then there’s this challenge. I’ve read such a diverse range of interesting blogs, and blog-met so many great people. It’s shown me the fun side of blogging, building little communities with people everywhere, all over the world. How cool is that?

Yes can be scary. It can be intimidating, and no can feel infinitely easier. But there’s so much promise in yes.

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12 thoughts on “It’s a Yes for Y

    • And I’ve really loved yours as well. Thanks so much for posting about it (I wasn’t sure how you’d feel about me naming names, but I am, so there). It’s been such a blast 🙂


  1. Sounds like you’ve had a busy but fruitful month, well done you! I’ve enjoyed both checking in and reading your lovely comments. Looking forward to reading ‘z’ last one.


    • Indeed, Donna, indeed 🙂 Thanks so much, and I’ve so enjoyed your comments and your blog. I still find it amazing you put your blog up just in time for the challenge. I look forward to seeing the direction you go with it after the challenge.


    • Oh man, now I’m going to regret the yes, aren’t I? I will definitely check it out, though I’m smack dab in the middle of a first draft. I’m not sure I can write a novel and write stories everyday…but I’ll definitely see what it’s about.


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