Wow time flies! November's gone and we're already a week into December. It's been a busy few weeks.
I wrote over 50,000 words of Spirit for NaNoWriMo, earning myself this lively little badge:
Thanks for all the words of encouragement while I was doing it!
And we enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend with my parents, sister, and her family. It was the first time we've all been together for Thanksgiving in over - well over! - a decade. Also the first time I've hosted. I am so thankful to be close enough to join them again. I'm also thankful that my first attempt at a turkey turned out like this:
Post-NaNo has been a scramble to catch up on other things, namely articles and a non-fiction PB that I'm really behind on. But one article is ready to submit, another has a solid first draft, and the PB is... next on my list.
Oh, and I had the distinct pleasure of signing another contract with Highlights!
Am I focusing on the good? Yes, yes I am. Is Spirit a wonderfully formed first draft that will require little work? No. I will, in fact, have to completely rewrite it. Did I get rejections? Yep. But I am focusing on the happy moments. I want to savor them.
How have you been?