NaNoWriMo – Day 7

This is NaNoWriMo – Day 7 and my word count today is 1743. Still on track. I was ready to write today when I realized how far into the novel I was. I was well past the events to hook the reader. I described the cast of characters and limited …

NaNoWriMo – Day 5

NaNoWriMo – Day 5 The total for NaNoWriMo – Day 5 is 1706. The total for the five days is 10.1k plus. I scheduled early mornings on weekends for writing. I couldn’t keep the schedule today. A contractor friend came to finish the bathroom remodel. I worked with him, mostly he …

NaNoWrmo

NaNoWrmo This is my first day of NaNoWrMo. I finished 2032 words of a new novel. The challenge is to continue at this pace for the next 25 to 29 days. I started writing and found myself comfortable to go beyond my goal of 1700 words. Today was easy by …

Bowling vs NaNoWriMo

Bowling vs NaNoWriMo Tomorrow on the start of NaNoWriMo, I will bowl in my Tuesday Night League. Although scoring well will be challenging, I will find it less so than writing 1666+ words a day for 30 days to win the writing challenge. I have bowled well before. I have …

“You can’t go home again”

Coming home from deployment “You can’t go home again”1. I completed a thirty month tour of duty in Hawaii and took home leave in route to Corpus Christi, Texas. My parents and sibling twins, brother and sister, greeted me at the airport. My other brother was in San Diego on …

Bowling at NCS Wahiawa

I join a bowling team I was in the Navy three years when I transferred to Naval Communication Station Wahiawa, Hawaii. It was here my love for bowling germinated and blossomed. I checked into my new department and was assigned to a watch section. I was invited to bowl on …

Lessons learned writing a novel

I mentioned in my first post, http://dwaneknott.com/2016/10/welcome-to-my-blog/, that I am writing a novel. The content or plot of the novel is not important for this discussion. These are things I learned in my writing journey. Let me say upfront, I did not complete all of the tasks before putting a …

Boot Camp San Diego

The closer the election gets, the more difficult it is to have a conversation or read anything online without politics creeping in. This is an exception. Why I enlisted in the Navy I enlisted in the US Navy in August 1966 under a deferment program. I had 90 days to …

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to “The Fall of My Life.” This website is dedicated to my family and friends who have supported me through the years. I will soon be a septuagenarian and I have a lived a good life with many interesting and some funny experiences. I plan to share them and things I …