NaNoWriMo: Aftermath

Well, to say November mostly sucked for me would be a bit of an understatement. With deaths of friends and family, multiple financial crises, an illness that kicked my ass, a disappointing election and Thanksgiving, this was not the month to try and write a novel.

But I did it.

Holy Freaking Crap, I did it!

So, what’s next?

Well, the series of short stories I was going to write is still on, despite the fact that the first short story I was going to include in it is a little more than 40,000 words . . . and not quite finished yet. The first thing on the list is to finish The Dreaming Tower. The second is to send it off to my editor and start working with my graphic designer on the cover. He’s got some great ideas and I’m very excited to see what they are.

I’m also looking for work . . . kind of. There’s more there but that’s going to be saved for a bit later.

I’ve heard wonderful things about Scrivener and, since I won Nano I get a discount on it. So, I’m gonna give that a try, now that I’m not trying to write with my hair on fire.

I’m finally going to download a copy of Write or Die because 2 weeks without it (because no internet) was awful. .

I’m updating my wardrobe. Seriously, it’s been a while and I feel like sewing.

Tubachristmas is coming up. I really need to start practicing.

Mostly, I’m just going to keep on doing what I do, which is write, sew, play with my kids and just be me. I’ve proven to myself that I am fully capable of writing during a crisis and that makes me proud.

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2 responses to “NaNoWriMo: Aftermath

  1. Woohoo! Way to kick butt! I knew you could do it! I'm so proud of you and I can't wait to read The Dreaming Tower! Let me know how Scrivener works. I've considered using it myself. 🙂

  2. I can't wait to send it to you! It's really going to need a good editor but I'm pretty proud of it!

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