Saturday, October 15, 2011


Every year for the past four years I have been attempting to write for NanoWriMo-National Novemember Writing Month. Last year was the first year I FINALLY completed it. The prior years were 30,000 words in 30 days. Last year they UPPED it to 50,000 words in 30 days. I decided to write about the Memoirs of me and my mother called Days of Corn Tortillas . I had a few followers and people who commented.

Some people read every day I wrote and some people just found out what I wrote last year and are anxious to see what I will write about this year. Other NNWMers are gearing up right now-Getting their plots ready, preparing outlines, deciding what they will write about. Some are editing and setting up their NNWM sites and entering their information so their words can be counted.

That was me about 30 minutes ago. I have been "actively" thinking about what inspires me, what inspires others, what do I want to say this year, what can I write about from the heart. I recently wrote a post on this blog called Broken Barbie. I have mentioned briefly here or there about my life, the things I have gone through and the healing process.

I follow a blog called Finding Your Voice of Truth. She talks about healing. She talks about her life. She talks about her pain and growth and how others can get there. This....this is what inspires me right now.

I have decided to call my NNWM blog Broken Barbie. If you want to get a head start and start following me go ahead and click on the link and follow or add it to your feeds or bookmarks now. The writing doesn't start until November 1st so nothing will be on it until then but you can be ready to receive it now.

Here is a bit about it (this is also in the heading)

The stories and memories you are about to read are real. The events DID happen in my life whether others want to accept they happened or not. I know they did. I know how they affected me. I know for some, they might affect you. I also know, I am not a Broken Girl anymore. Hopefully, through my words, through the stories I have to share, through the healing I have experienced, you may not be broken anymore either.

I know this will NOT go over well with everyone. I know some in my family and those around me will DENY these things. I know some will challenge me. But I truly feel that if my HERO (KSM) from  "Normal is a Setting on the Dryer  I can be real, truthful, and honest to a fault SO CAN I!

I I do also hope to inspire another friend (CRG)  in my life to write about his life or write during this time. 

The one thing I learned from Brave Girls is a BG Truth I read often "Your story is worth sharing

I believe that with all my heart. I believe I can make a difference. I believe in you and I believe in me. I believe in God, a higher power, a supreme being, or whatever you want to call it. Most of all, I believe in sharing my story- no matter what.

I am NOT Broken anymore. 

It is time I shared with the world how I got to that place in my life. 

Find out how starting November 1st.


  1. Anonymous3:37 AM

    Good luck with NaNoWriMo 2011! It is a real challenge - I have friends who have done it in the past.

    I've already subscribed to Broken Barbie in my Google Reader, and I look forward to reading your work. LOVE the title!

  2. What makes you think others wouldn't want to read what I write? I wrote last year and everyone wants me to publish it, and do a reading of the book on CD!