Friday, November 2, 2012

Raw Sparkle

This is me. Today. Layered up with sparkle. A little too much? Yes. Of course it is.
But I have a good reason for this craziness. It is helping me feel raw.

This week I signed up to participate in NaNoWriMo.
One month, 50,000 words. A novel.
It is my first year participating.

I am finally writing the story that longs to be told.
My journey from being a victim to survivor to thriver.

To write this I need to allow myself and give myself permission to be raw.
To delve deep within my heart and to write out my feelings and journey.

To help myself I have layered myself up with jewellery love and sparkle.
A little crazy but making me OH! SO HAPPY.

I need something to laugh about when I am writing about revenge, forgiveness and hurt.
Looking down every couple of moments is doing that for me. I look like the gypsy writer!

Yesterday I started my book. I smashed out 9932 words.
This morning I got up early and smashed out more words bringing it up to 10, 981 words.

I say smashed out because my mind is smashed, my emotions are smashed and so are my fingers.
But I am not finished yet, my story wants to flow. 

It begs to be written.
I may never share what I write but for now I am taking on NaNoWriMo and having fun in the process.

Now, where was I. That's right....
'I felt powerless against the chains holding me back...'


  1. WOW! that word count! I wanted to do it this year, but I don't have an idea- and for 50,000 words, you need an idea

  2. WOW - good work !!!! Writing is such a great way to explore emotions and feelings ! Keep up the good work !
    Have the BEST day ever.

  3. Well done, that is a huge goal. I think your story will be a very interesting read! Keep up the awesome work!

  4. I hope you keep smashing at those dastardly chains that weigh you down and hold you back. The only chains you should adorn yourself with are those treasures that shimmer and sparkle and make you feel great. Unleash that gorgeous gypsy spirit, beautiful Naomi! Being free in your writing is like freeing your soul. It sounds like you'll be reaching the target of 50,000 words in no time! xxx

  5. If you ever do publish your story I would definitely read it. You are a strong woman and I doubt anyone could not gain strength from reading your story.

  6. you need to publish that story :)

  7. You look gorgeous. I love the gypsy writer look! And I'm in awe of your productivity. I was high-fiving myself over my slightly less than 2,000 words, but look at you! I know that feeling, of needing to get a story out of your soul and onto paper, especially something raw and painful like that. Good for you. Keep writing. x

  8. That's awesome Naomi! It sounds like you certainly have some good stuff that needs to get out of that head of yours! Well done, and love the gypsy writer look ;) xx

  9. Awesome Naomi. I'm so pleased and inspired to share this journey with you x

  10. That photo is simply magnificent! x A

  11. Forget about bringing out the sparkles now, all the time u say as they look fabulous on you. So proud for you and I hope you are proud of yourself xxx

  12. Thank you for the encouragement and support. Really appreciate it! I am a little shocked by the word count as well. It is simply pouring out of me. Looking forward to seeing how far I can go with it! N x

  13. I am waiting for your book.hopefully it will great.When ever you publish your story I would definitely read it.Good job.Thanks


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