Hello blog friends!
Another NaNoWriMo has come and gone, and I am a little sad to see it go. I love November. I love the guilt-free late nights of writing. I feel less stress about ignoring dirty dishes for that thirty day stretch. And I love the buzz of excited creative energy that tends to accompany NaNoWriMo season on Facebook, Twitter, and of course the NaNo forums.
Crisp fall leaves, brisk air with a hint of fire place soot, seeing your breath for the first time all year, hot cocoa, reading and writing by a crackling fire, and a fresh stack of newly typed and printed pages. Add to all that the beginning of the holiday season, and I am in my very favorite time of the year.
I didn't win NaNo this year, but I did reboot my writing process. I'm back to working on it daily (even if just notes in a notebook), which had slipped off and on this last two years. I been working, but things would arise and I would stop for a month here, a few weeks there. I hate not writing. I never feel satisfied, no matter how clean the house is... I'm always a bit off. But when I'm writing everyday, I feel very content. And I managed to fill some gaps, and rewrite an unsatisfactory beginning this NaNo. That's right, I cheated... I used NaNo to add new material to the book I first drafted in 2013 before life got more hectic. But I'm committed to this book, so until you can find it in your local Barnes & Nobel, it is what I'm working on.
Hope you're all doing well, and Happy Holidays!
Happy writing as well!