The Never-ending Blog and NaNoWriMo Procrastination


Letters taken from signs in Madison.

So I decided to take the plunge.


I am taking up the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in one month, per NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writer’s Month.

Are any of you doing NaNoWriMo?

I started out amazing…plopping down about 2,000-3,000 words a day.

Here’s my premise: I want to write a good, clean (aka sans profanity, eye-shutting violence against women/children, and mentioning of naked body parts) novel that a mom can read and then pass down to her teenage daughter, like my mom used to do.

Mom introduced to me to my favorite novelist of all time: Victoria Holt.

Dear Readers, I am no Victoria Holt.

But I do try.

Do you do to procrastinate at an impending deadline?


Clock, Historical District, Madison, Alabama.

My goal is to write a suspense novel, my favorite genre. So I do say no violence against women/children…I just mean that no one is going to die horribly at the hands of a violent offender. But I’d never kill off a child. I’m a mom…I just could never do that.

Anyway, I’m babbling just a little bit. And I’m procrastinating even more.

Because I’m halfway through the novel, and this is hard!!! I can’t figure out what happens next.

Also, I’m procrastinating against freelance writing assignments that are due tomorrow!

But I had to do my Wednesday blog, right?

I may just keep writing this blog.

All of the photos were taken in Madison, Alabama’s historical district.





Note: All photographs are copyright 2016 by Stephanie L. Robertson. I don’t mind you sharing, but please link it back to my website or credit me for my work.

Books that I am Reading Now

I invariably have library fines at any of the four libraries that I frequent. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t take spending money lightly. (Who does, now-a-days!) But at least the money goes to supporting the libraries.

Here is a list of books that I’m either reading or ones that are stacked on a table, ready for me to read when I have a spare minute:


I’ve read this a million times and it’s on my Kindle. I’m only reading parts of it right now to study her outstanding character development and descriptors.


I’ve read this several times. There are places in the book where the characters’ morals and mine clash, but I like this one because of its intrigue!



I love reading about Tony Dungy and his family. Tony Dungy is a great family man and a devoted Christian husband.



Motivational books that I’m reading to keep me on track with my writing.

Always looking to learn how to improve my writing and my semi-technical knowledge.