Anyone been wondering what happened to me?
OK, probably not. As my last post indicated, I’ve been neck-deep in National Novel Writing Month, which was a resounding success. (If you don’t count the 5 pounds I gained from fortifying my spirit with chocolate and snack mix.) I made it to my 50,000 words on November 27th, as planned, and I’m pretty pleased with the results. I think my book was better than last year, most likely because I came up with a very loose plan before I started.
So what’s next? I went from my summer motorcycling & writing project, and my SARK class, into birthdays and travel and then NaNo. It’s been a very busy 5 months! December is always busy as well, with the holidays and all, but for me it’s more about trying to figure out what’s next for me.
I decided December would be about personal growth, and planning for the next year. I am working through a couple of insight and learning-based programs, getting the house stuff caught up from my writing weeks, figuring out my goals for my writing and my creative work, and nurturing my body and spirit with more reading and eating healthier. I think it will be just the break I need.
(Frank will laugh at this part and say, that’s not a break!)
Maybe it’s not a break. Maybe it’s just a change of pace, and that’s what I need. Either way, I’ll tell you more about the specific things I’m working on over the next few weeks.