September Challenge

I’ve noticed a lack in my blog writing consistencies over the past few months. Initially I was writing once a week, now I’m lucky if I get a post in once a month. Part of this has to do with trying to appreciate summer and do outdoorsy things and travel as much as possible on the weekends, but my main excuse is simply because my computer is on its last leg. Broken leg really, crawling along towards the computer hospital, clinging for life. It is a miracle that it still works most of the time.

In efforts to write more, and to be a better writer in general, I am challenging myself to write every day for the month of September. Thus, “The September Challenge” begins. My posts may end up being silly or late at night/early in the morning, short, like a dairy, or plain stupid, but I believe it is something important that I can do.

I will start with an update of how fall is starting out to be. Today was 82 degrees and the Man and I went golfing. It was lovely and hot and sweaty but at least I spent the day outdoors! So far fall is turning out nicely. Doesn’t everyone just appreciate the beauty of the weather? (Cue sarcasm).

On another note, I am reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. It is okay, not worth going out and buying immediately, but entertaining enough to borrow from a friend should you need a new book and have time to waste reading something un-phenomenal. I am going to start “reading around the world” soon with some friends. Basically we are following another blogger’s list of books she found from authors around the world. We start in Afghanistan and I will give updates periodically.

So, I have started this challenge today, September 1st, Labor Day, Monday, the start of fall, and it appears to have taken the focus of nothing in particular.

See you tomorrow!
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Game of Thrones

Image Or, as the series is called A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. I am currently in the third book, A Storm of Swords and loving it. I know these books are long which may be intimidating to the average person and less than appealing if you are looking for a quick entertaining read. But, I have to say they are enjoyable and Martin is a genius. He really knows how to hook an audience and keep you wanting more. The first book, Game of Thrones, became popular by the TV Series (I have not watched this yet) and focuses on introducing the main characters and lets be honest, sex. The second book in the series, A Clash of Kings, focuses more on the war between the lands and how everyone has decided they should be king. Honestly, I am so glad we don’t have to deal with the formalities of a kingship, so many things to remember! The third book, A Storm of Swords, follows the Stark family, as well as others, as they continue their lives to reunite their family, their land and their honor. I know this is general and only covers a brief description of three of these lengthy novels, but, my hopes are that you will trust me enough to give them a shot!

xoxo, e.