Everyone Wears Tiny Sizes

I will never claim to understand the size of women’s clothes, but I know they are wildly inconsistent from brand to brand and that there has been the opposite of size inflation over the years. Bigger clothes now carry small sizes. I do understand the psychology of making women feel better about themselves with a smaller size. That encourages them to buy the item.

But in a crazy “shrinking the sizes” exercise, a sales clerk at one retailer explained their sizes as follows: Size O is small and is sizes 4-6. Size 1 is medium and those are sizes 8-10. Size 2 is large and that’s sizes 12-14. So at this particular retailer a woman who wears a size 12 wears a size 2. She’s going to buy that size all day long.

Time to Start

Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). People all over the world spend the next 30 days trying to write a novel. Or maybe the first draft of a novel. The goal is to write 50,000 words.

I’ve never written a novel, but I’m going to try it. I’m less concerned about the word count goal and more interested in writing every day during the month to set a habit.