Participating in NaThaMo

Fiction writers know that NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a fifty thousand word novel in November’s thirty days.

With a few exceptions, I don’t care much for novels—they’re just not my preferred genre of reading. So I have zero intention of writing a novel this month.

But I do love November—a lot. I am a writer, and I do love a challenge.

So, I’ve decided to create my own special month—NaThaMo. You can probably guess that it stands for National Thanksgiving Month.

Here’s the premise. Thanksgiving is far too grand a holiday to be confined to a single day. A holiday with this potential should definitely be celebrated for an entire month.

I’m too wimpy (actually, I would prefer to say too busy) to commit to 50,000 words this month, but I am going to give a shot at writing a blog post every day. Some will undoubtedly be short, and I would encourage you not to hold your breath for each to be published by morning. But I am looking forward to the stretch.

Especially, I’m looking forward to the topic of the posts: reasons we have to be thankful for our God. Beginning with the letter “A” and moving through the alphabet, I plan to highlight one attribute of God beginning with the corresponding letter for the day (i.e. November 1 will be A. November 2 will be B, and so on) each day of November.

Join me if you like in the comments. What attribute of God that begins with the letter A are you thankful for today?

My post for today’s word coming before midnight… 🙂

Happy November. Happy Thanksgiving month.