Monday, November 30, 2009

Darkness with a Dash of New Moon

My apologies to all, I didn't expect to go so long before posting again. Real life, gets you every time.

However, I do hope everyone had a fantabulous Thanksgiving holiday and I am looking forward to a few weeks of semi-normalcy before we kick in to the big December holidays.

But I have to confess something upfront: Nanowrimo and I did not fair well. About halfway into the month, as I was getting ready to leave for a week-long conference for the day job and knew I was already a couple thousand words behind on my pacing, I was reminded that there are 11 other months of the year when I write fairly regularly. November's just not a good Nano month for me. Now March maybe would work. Oh, or August. Yeah, so, there you have it. Nano was a no-go.

So I've been writing and revising this weekend, with no committed daily word goals and no committed page counts. And it feels really good to not be so worried about the goal thing. It's too much stress, and life, especially during the holidays, is stressful enough without taking the fun out of writing.

... And I went to see New Moon. More on that later this week.

I know this was sort of a random post, mostly just me rambling. But hey, what's new, right? ;D

How was your holiday weekends? Oh, and did anyone hit up Black Friday and get some kickin' deals? ... I've decided I'm crowd-o-phobic, so not so much for me.


Nisa said...

November really is a bit of a crazy month, but I'm glad you're not so stressed. This time of year is supposed to be enjoyable! Can't wait to hear what you thought about New Moon! :)

Stephanie L. McGee said...

I have wondered why the NaNo people chose November. Not being on a deadline is so refreshing, don't you think?

As for Black Friday, I had to work. At 6 a.m. And my car battery decided Friday at 5:20 AM would be the ideal time to stop working.

ElanaJ said...

November is a crazy month. I didn't go shopping on Friday, but I went on Saturday. And today. I'm nearly done, thank goodness. I hate shopping. Really, really hate it.