Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 • 2 Comments on Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I received my first Christmas card in the mail today.

Damn you, person I won’t name.  Just as I was starting to feel good about having made a nice dent in my Christmas shopping in the past few days, I am now reminded that I have 100+ Christmas cards to write in the next couple of weeks.  Damn, damn, damn.  So much to do, only 25 days to do it.

I had my manuscript-in-progress validated last night by the automatedl word counter at NaNoWriMo, so I have officially “won” the novel-in-a-month challenge.  I didn’t get my entire novel drafted as I’d hoped (and I sincerely doubt I’ll get it finished in the last 24 hours of the month), but I did meet my goal of writing 50,000 words in a month (18 days!  It still amazes me) and I will hopefully finish it in December (with much editing in January).  After I take a look at the other deadlines I’ve let pile up, of course.

December will be a crazy busy month.  No surprise there, I’m just not quite ready for it.  I am already looking longingly toward January, and the chance to start the year with a clean slate and a list of goals—and writer’s cramp from all the writing I’ll be doing in December.

Posted by Kristina in Musings

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