Some insanity overtook me and I decided to enlist in the Nano madness for the first time ever. For those not aware of it, its Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month where you commit to writing 50,000 words in the month of November.
I chose to engage in it because I have had a book idea brewing and thought it would give me the kick in the pants I needed to make a serious dent in it. And I am very proud to say that I did indeed meet the 50,000 word count. *Bells and whistles off in the background* The task took me away from many things and I pretty much spent all my extra time plugging away at the keyboard. I got none of the books I had read reviewed, haven’t gone through the photos in my camera and haven’t drawn anything. But, I got the 50K!
That said, I am such a very long way from saying that I have a “novel”. I have the foundation of one. But, as in most things in my life, I seem to have bitten of a rather large bite on mine. I have decided that before I consider plowing forward, I need to take a step back on the book and lay a bit more groundwork and decide what needs expanding and what needs some culling. So, I will probably become a quiet subject for a while.
But, its over! I did it! And in the few days since, I have gotten a couple of reviews written on books I read during November. And I plan on going through the camera this weekend. The swans and snow geese are in and I have gotten the first batch of pictures taken of them! Oh, and the snow is filling up the mountains! Very pretty! Which caused me to sing a little ditty on the way home while waiting for a friend to pick the phone back up. Little Christmas trees in the snow on the side of the road, covered with Christmas snow in the afternoon sun.
What a joy to live where there are seasons. And thankfully, the rain has taken a short break giving the roads a chance to dry out bit.