Here's why I'm not. Don't worry, I'm not sad about it. I'll get my chance;)
I found a wonderful editor, reasonably priced, who will do the final proof read and formatting for my prequel novella and book 1. I feel like running on the beach!!! I wish I could (maybe when I visit my sister in FL this fall). I'll be taking about a month off of writing to tend to my yard. It's spring, people, and the sunshine is calling!!! And we have had some beautiful trees and plants get damaged and die. We really did have a tornado touch down in several places last fall--in Utah--of all places. I'll be doing a lot of new landscaping in addition to my usual spring planting.
It's gonna be hard work, but I'm super happy that I'm still making progress toward publication. Check out Juli Caldwell at oh, how novel. She's an amazing writer and editor.
Because I can't resist, I'll be posting on the progress of both. So, be prepared for FLOWERS!
Psst! I'm here to interrupt your holiday festivities to let you know that I had a very productive November! Didn't get the 50K, was shooting for half that and got very close. So, I'm half a winner, I guess. I also had a birthday, an anniversary, Thanksgiving and a bunch of other commitments that I knew would steal time away from my writing, so I'm feeling pretty good about this accomplishment. I really do think I can finish this book in January. I mean, really, what happens in January? Except for skiing, of course! So, after the family Christmas party that I'm in charge of tomorrow night, I'm going to write about my experience doing NaNoWriMo. It has been an adventure, to say the least. Happy Holidays!
Okay, who has an anniversary, a birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas prep all in the month of November? That would be me, so why am I doing NaNoWriMo? I'll have to answer that question after I get through this month, because frankly, I just don't have time to do anything other than try to plow through this second novel. I'm even cutting back on the goal, but only because I have several chapters already written.
I guess I'm a nano rebel because I'm shooting for 25,000, half the nano goal, but sheesh, November is busy and right before the holidays. Staying chained to the computer is harder than I thought! Oh, I've never gone red before. Not sure I'm loving it, but it was fun to try.
Another fun fact: I pinned this photo to Pinterest and it has gotten more likes and repins from people all over the world than anything I've ever posted. She's inspiration for my main male character's grandmother. I just wrote her into a chapter yesterday and I really lo…