Monday, December 8, 2014

Writing Update

No fancy title this go round. Just a confession and an update. At the beginning of November I had committed to not only writing a book as part of National Novel Writing Month, but also to blog every day of November as well. Sadly, I met neither goal this year.

I did about 9,000 words for NaNoWriMo, although I started one book and wrote about 2,500 words and then decided I didn't like the theme. So I started a second book and managed about 6,500 words in that one.

My issue this year with NaNoWriMo is that I didn't make it a priority like I had the previous year. I find that as much as I want to write while I'm at home, it just doesn't happen or at least not in any great quantity. The majority of my words written were when I took my laptop and went to various places and sat and wrote for an hour or so. Last year I did that often. This year I did it twice and it showed in my word count. 

I also realized that I like to write so I'm going to work on making it more of a priority this coming year. I still have last year's book to edit and I kind of like the book I started this year so I'd like to finish that one up and see where it goes. I suppose I'm also looking ahead a bit to try to figure out what I want to do when my kids are grown in gone. I have less than 10 years before my youngest will be heading off to college. Yikes!

NaBloPoMo November 2014

I managed a blog post every day for the first week. I tried to jump back in but quickly fizzled out. I don't know why November felt so busy, December is shaping up to be even busier, but it was enough to keep me off-line more than I would have wanted. Although, I do suppose it was a good thing in the end. 

I have some movie reviews upcoming. I also need to get life posts caught up. My boys just finished a production of A Christmas Carol that was awesome, they are wrapping up swim lessons, and we are trying to navigate college plans for my oldest. Needless to say, lots to talk about!

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