Hello friends and fellow writers! How goes it? I hope you are all warmer than I am. In case you don’t know anyone who lives in Texas, it totally snowed here last night.
Look at that. Snow.
So yeah, it is uncommonly cold around here for November. I mean, I actually really love snow. It’s so rare here that every time it comes, it’s like seeing snow for the first time. Of course, I’m not a fan of the hazardous driving conditions (both the roads and already dangerous Texas drivers), but I love snow itself. It’s magical.
As far as NaNoWriMo goes, I’ve fallen a bit behind. I’m still working on my book every single day, but if I’m being totally honest with you and myself, I’m not thinking I’m going to finish it by November 30. Why, you ask? Several reasons.
1) I’m fairly certain the book is going to end up being longer than 50,000 words.
2) I’m still working on Cemetery Tours 3.
3) I’m going out of town this week to see my sister in her first professional musical production.
4) My sister is coming home for Thanksgiving next week and I plan on spending as much time as possible with her.
5) The holidays are a time for family, not obsessively trying to finish a novel. It is very important to finish what you start, but for me, finishing this book in thirteen days is not worth what I would have to give up with my friends and family.
Don’t get me wrong. I WILL finish this book. I absolutely love it. I’m having a blast writing it, and I do think NaNoWriMo is still a good thing. It encouraged me to begin this project that I wouldn’t have even touched otherwise! Now I’m kind of thinking I’ll be ready to publish it before the next Cemetery Tours! But I’m not sure I’ll be one of the ones who is able to claim that they finished within thirty days. And that’s okay.
Again, I’m so thankful that NaNoWriMo exists. I’m going to participate every year, I’m sure. I might never finish within the thirty days, because let’s be honest, November is a crazy busy month! It’s the beginning of the biggest holiday season of the year! But I will finish it. That’s a promise.