What can I say? I've been buried under a growing pile of words for weeks now. Last Sunday, I managed to pop in here to deliver a new post but since then I've been very, very busy, indeed. I've been working real hard to get ahead of schedule on my word count for NaNoWriMo. I've accomplished that and came up for a breath of fresh air this morning.
Why am I so concerned with getting ahead? Lon and I are expecting company on Thanksgiving Day, again on Friday morning and again on Saturday. My four brothers, two coming from Michigan, two sister-in-laws, my niece, my son, husband and I will be eating, drinking and generally living it up very soon and for a period of three days.
That's why I've been writing my ass off. Heh, heh. I've written 41,914 words as of half an hour ago. Thus, I have the rest of today and nine more days to write a little over 8,000 more words in order to reach the finish line at 50,000 by midnight on November 30th. The only day I don't plan to write at all is Thanksgiving Day, so I venture to say, I've got it made in the shade.
It's been quite a ride to this point. I've been hell-bent on my goal, irritable occasionally (just ask Lon and my coworkers), extremely efficient with my time and constantly keyed up. It's hard to say whether it's been fun or not. Honestly, it's been many things including:
For now, there you have it. Four positive, three negative and one that's both. Yikes! Does that mean I'll be doing this again next November?
God help me!
(Dang it! I always like to include at least one picture when I post to my blog but for some reason my Add Image option isn't cooperating. Picture this if you would: My workspace is a sorrier site than it was as pictured in my last post!!!