Okay, so here we are on another Monday. Amazingly, this is also the last day in November, so where did this month actually go? Well, this should have been the day that I was going to reach my goal with NaNoWriMo, but that never actually happened. In actuality, I am not even slightly close to my goal. There is no way that I am going to finish my first draft by the end of the day, but, never mind, there is always the camps to look forward to 🙂 (Although, I am hoping that I will have finished this draft by the time the camps open their doors!) I know, famous last words, so I shall keep my mouth firmly shut on that one.
On a slightly happier note, my work in progress has now scaled to the giddy heights of 70,000 words, so that is definitely a reason to celebrate! I am really enjoying my work on this, and am greatly looking forward to finishing this draft so that I am able to start on the editing process. Don’t get me wrong, I know that I still have a long way to go (especially because I have not actually finished the first draft yet!). I am looking forward to the challenges that it is going to give me in the process before I could even think about sending it to a publisher.
It still does not have a title yet, but that is probably the least of my problems with it.
You have probably noticed that I have not produced my gratitude journal in a good few weeks. This is not because nothing has happened that I am grateful for, it is more to do with the fact that I never have time to update it. I am probably going to have to change the day that I do this because Sundays just seem to run away with me.
The flash fiction pieces that I have been producing have been getting a very good response. I actually quite proud of the work that I have done. Not to mention the tribute piece that I did for Barbara. It is true that I did not really know the woman, and I had only actually done a handful of the Monday finish the story challenges. However, I really enjoyed doing them and actually looked forward to them coming into my inbox every week. This is definitely a challenge that will be sadly missed.
So with Monday finish the story, and the midweek blues buster challenges disappearing I will have to go and find some more. I actually find that these help get me in the frame of mind to start working on my work in progress. I believe, probably wrongly, that these are helping me to become a better writer, as I am now more aware of the words that I use.
Not only that, but I really enjoy them!
On a personal level, I have been incredibly busy over the past few weeks… Which is partly why I failed in the whole NaNoWriMo challenge. I am not sure it is going to calm down in December because, you know, Christmas is going to happen. Yeah, bring on the chaos!
Until next week, keep writing (or reading)!