For those who don't read Roman numerals, this is Random Raves #46. Spoiler Old threads here! : Random Raves Random Raves Two Random Raves Three: Happiness and Joy Random Raves Four: Momentary Diversions on the Road to the Grave Random Raves V: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive Random Raves VI: Put on a Happy Face Random Raves VII: I liek ma gun, liek ma gun!! Random Raves VIII: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Random Raves IX: Walking on Sunshine Random Raves X: Success Tactics Random Raves 11: It's getting better all the tiiiiiiiiiiiiiime! Random Raves XII: I grabbed two beers and bailed. Random Raves XIII: Christmas Presents On a Soma Holiday Random Raves XIV: The Rave of the Century Random Raves XV: Like Skipping Through A Field of Flowers Random Raves XVI: Runnin' Down a Dream That Never Would Come To Me Random Raves XVII: A sporran in my kitten! Random Raves XVIII: Life is a beautiful woman Random Raves XIX: My nipples explode with delight! Random Raves XX: Unexpectedly Brilliant in Twenty Different Ways Random Raves XXI: The Server Is Working Random Raves XXII: Danger of Happiness Overload Random Raves XXIII: Everything went better than expected Random Raves XXIV: Your face will melt off Random Raves XXV: DANCE PARTY Random Raves XXVI: I Get High With a Little Help from My Friends Random Raves XXVII: And what in the blue blazes is a ROFLcopter? Random Raves XXVIII: Death by Snu Snu Random Raves ΚΘʹ: Kick it up a notch! (term is over!) Random Raves XXX: 100-Proof Proof of Bolshevik Hegemony Random Raves XXXI: New Year Raveolutions Random Raves ΛΒʹ: Let us eat cake Random Raves XXXIII: Let us all eat chocolate and rejoice Random Raves ΛΔʹ: Tank Goodness Random Raves XXXV: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems Random Raves XXXVI: HAPPINESS ENFORCED BY STRICT MODERATION!!! Random Raves 37 - Already CFC is returning to harmony Random Raves #38: Raving Ravephats Random Raves #39: Life is good Random Raves 40: Happy new year Random Raves XLI: One More Trip Around the Sun! Random Raves XLII: How Amazingly Unlikely is Your Birth! Random Raves XLIII: Ai has THIS many penguins (and a dozen moar besides)! Random Raves ΜΔ: Crate Expectations Random Raves XLV: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet The six-figure number in this thread title is not random. It's the total number of words I have (in four separate files) that I've done for my NaNoWriMo projects since November 1, 2018. Most of those words are for my Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne project (novelizing the computer game and expanding the story). The rest are for a different game novelization project (Park Ranger) that got stalled last November due to writer's block. There are many more words handwritten in a notebook and on numerous scraps of paper that I haven't typed yet. Since November 1, I have not gone a single day without writing something to add to my stories. It might be thousands of words, or only a single sentence. But they've grown, from blank pages to what they are now. One thing that all these years of doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Competition, which is really international) has taught me is that stories - any story - happens one word at a time. Life happens one action at a time, whether that action is big and noticed by many, or small and unassuming and only known to the person who does it. Sometimes the action in question is just the simple act of breathing. No matter what, it happens one at a time.