Good Morning. I hope you all had a pleasant Thanksgiving, a fruitful NanoWriMo (if you participated), and Happy Hanukkah. I feel like November has just flown by. But my head was stuck on school until we went on vacation and the whole of that, I was chained to the computer.
I spent the beginning of the month bogged down in research. Again. That's all I'll say about that. And then I got into this story and started pounding out word counts. day after day. It was great. I couldn't believe how fast I was going and then - BLAM - I got this idea for another story. (Don't you hate that?)
So I took 5 days to write that all out (it turned out to be a lot more than I expected) and got back into THE CAPTAIN'S COINCIDENCE. Changed the title too. Sad to say I didn't get around to anyone's blogs, I was writing like a maniac (or maybe I should say manic?)
And then -- dum dum dum -- I decided to put a pirate in my book. Yeah, because I played the what-if game, so I found me a pirate, argh, and stuck him in the story. Thankfully, I wasn't that far in and I could change what I needed to without getting all nuts.
I didn't get as far as I wanted to but I did manage to squeak out 28,573 words for the month. Almost 30k. Maybe next year. I also didn't hear Alice's Restaurant this year on the radio. But I did hear Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song, so that kind of made up for it.
Tell me -- Did you get a chance to write over the holiday? Did you travel? Did you NaNo -- how was it? Did you participate in Thanksgiving nonsense -- how was that?
PS ~ Today is Monster's Birthday. She's nine. Going on fifteen.
Anne Gallagher (c) 2013