Once again, I have missed a couple of check-ins. My life is still rather crazy, with one bright spot being that I have managed to keep up with writing 28 out of 30 days in the month of November. I’ve managed to increase my daily word output by 100%, consistently writing at least 500 words, and at times approaching 700. I ended NaNo with 16,009 words–not even half of what is needed to win, but more than enough to make me happy. While it was an interesting experiment, and provided some of the kick in the patootie to get me to write every day, NaNo really isn’t for me. I am far more motivated by my ROW80 and other writing friends.
I wrote a post on gratitude on my author blog (www.elizabethannemitchell.com), which has been stagnant for several months, following with one on thankfulness for those who are no longer with me, in one way or another. I have managed to catch up with replies to comments, and have kept up with my sponsor duties.
I read Kait Nolan’s Be Careful, It’s My Heart, sitting by a fire on a windy, chilly day. It’s a fun contemporary romance, based on the classic movie White Christmas, well worth reading. I’ve not been reading much else, these past few days, hoping to get some work done on my blogs, and planning December goals.
My medical issues continue to surface, as I found out Tuesday I will need to have further surgery, but it will have to wait until I have the clot issues under control. My family issues continue, and the day job is not going well right now, as I have mentioned in the past. It is very easy for me to focus on the negative, but I am concentrating on the half-full glass.
I am finishing up a four-day weekend with my family, the first such time off with my sons since I took on the day job over 18 months ago. I have managed to write more than I am used to, even through some very tough memories. I am able to indulge my creative side through knitting and quilting, which I have set aside for far too long.
I’d love to know how you are doing, if you did NaNo, are participating in ROW80,or are doing neither. Also, if you have a chance, please go visit the other ROWers, whom you can find here.