November Cometh

November starts this Friday. How that happened, I don’t know. But the year has sped by.

whatRemember that girl? From last November? That’s me. Yup. In the throes of November. The agony of writing a first draft in one month.

oh yeah

It’s called National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo. And I wrote the first draft of My Mother’s Chamomile last year. This year, I hope to get a good start (at least 50,000 words) on my next novel.


50,000 words.

It’s completely do-able. I just have to buckle down and do it.

And make sure the writing isn’t completely horrible by the end of the month.

Although I made it last year (in 2 weeks), I’m not so sure about this year. I’m writing a bit of a more challenging, more literary novel. The voice is different. Setting, characters, plot…all very removed from what I’ve written before.

But I’m excited. Very excited.

If I don’t end up making it, oh well. At least I tried.

For now, though, I need to start cleaning off my desk. And stocking up on coffee.

coffee time

So, tell me. Have you ever set a crazy goal for yourself? Maybe a marathon or a sewing challenge. Did you make it? Give up midway? Do better than you expected? You mind sharing how you did it? I love hearing from you!


4 Comments on “November Cometh

  1. I made wedding dresses for all four daughters. Three of them got married within 364 days of each other. Oh, and did I mention that I made the bridesmaid dresses, too? My husband likes to tell the story of me hemming up a dress on the way to the church. Yep, that’s me. Judy


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