National Novel Writing Month is winding down. And mine wound up an abysmal failure. I didn’t get to even half of what I wanted to accomplish. I had wanted to have my story to the point that I could submit for the Golden Heart. That didn’t happen, but I did spend more time on my story this month than I had for a while. Yeah, me. I’m not going to admit to my pitiful word count and I intend to get some writing done between today and Monday. I won’t hit 50,000 words, but it will be words on the page.
With December looming (and that is a crazy time of year), I intend to keep my November goals alive and hopefully hit the 50,000 word mark by the end of the year (calendar, not fiscal). I won’t make the Golden Heart deadline, but if I do get 50K on the page, that will finish my first draft which is a huge accomplishment. So I’ll take it.
Since it’s Thanksgiving here in the good ol’ US of A, I will take a break from writing advice and writing hints and writing whatever and say that I am thankful that I revisited my story. I’m thankful for my health, that of my family, and that my creative brain is still functioning. And I’m thankful for this writing community that helps me stay motivated and gives me great ideas and support.
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it and Happy Last Thursday in November to everyone else.