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NaNo update: Final Week

Today is my 29th birthday. Man, I feel OLD.
But more important than my birthday, it's the last day of NaNoWriMo.

I haven't posted much this month and I'd like to blame it entirely on the fact that I've been writing day and night all month but that's just not the case--though I did write a lot this month, I also had several (albeit minor) setbacks. Take this week for example, I was on a writing roll Tuesday when my oldest daughter stepped on a piece of a wooden skewer (I guess that's the word? I just called it a giant toothpick) and I had to rush her (+ my two youngest and my two nephews...ages 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2--no joke. That's a baby a year, folks!) to the doctor because I couldn't pull it out myself.

It was a pretty good size piece of wood and was so deep in her foot that only about 1/2-1 inch was visible. Looking back, I would've liked to see my face when our doctor pulled that sucker out. Though I'm sure my expression mirrored that of the doctor and the two nurses that assisted: utter shock that such a huge piece of wood could imbed itself in such a tiny little foot.

Ignore the crap quality, I recently trading it my Galaxy Note for a regular phone with no data plan.
I still don't know how I feel about the change.

I snapped this picture while we were waiting
That's insane right? I mean look at the size of that thing!
I won't go into details but I'm telling you, it's been one crisis after another this month!

I was super excited about participating in NaNo but unfortunately I'm short almost 10K--boo!

Still, over 40K in a month is still a lot and yes, I probably could have cranked out the words to meet the goal but I'd much rather craft something that I love instead of just putting words on paper for numbers sake that I'd have to delete anyway---that seems like it would be cheating.

Despite not meeting the goal of 50K in one month, I'm very happy with the progress I've made on Pieces of Me and my current beta readers tell me they think it's fantastic so far, so if they truly mean that---YAY!

 So I'm still working on this story. I have the bare bones of it written, all that's left to do is add the meat. :)
I'm still anticipating releasing it early next year. As soon as I'm officially done with the first draft, I'll announce the official release date.


That's it for now! November flew by! Hopefully, December slows down a bit.
Did any of you participate in NaNo? How did you do? 
  XOXO











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