Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day is Writing Day

Today is Veteran's Day.  Thank you, veterans!

Veteran's Day caught me by surprise because my kids have school today, and, well, it's Friday and not Monday, the normal day for government holidays.  Until just a few minutes ago, I forgot my husband is a government contractor and has the day off. 

When he's off work, I get extra time to write!  Yay!  An expected writing day, the best kind of writing day.  It's like an unexpected gift in a really big box with a fancy bow containing something I need and want.

Very early this morning as the sun came up on the horizon and before I realized I had all day to write, I drove home from taking my daughter to school.  I thought about my progress on NaNoWriMo and decided to modify my expectations for myself.  I decided to cut my NaNo goal in half to 25K words, which is a goal I can achieve.

I got some very positive feedback this week from a beta reader on the middle third of my last novel.  I planned on finishing the edits to the final third before the beginning of November, but it didn't work out.  Last night, I was able to finish edits for two chapters.  When I opened my eyes this morning, I decided I really want to finish my last novel tonight, by the end of the weekend at the latest.  I want to send out the final third to my beta reader while the middle part is fresh in their minds.  So I very unapologetically set this as my priority for the month above writing half of my NaNo novel.

So my month is more like NaNoHalfMo/NaNoEditMo.   

I am one of those people that gets very excited about achieving personal goals.  I am definitely going to have a great weekend. 


  1. Yay for unexpected writing days!

    Have a great weekend of editing/writing. :)

  2. And you will achieve this goal!
    I have the day off. Totally cool.

  3. LG - Thanks! I hope you have a great weekend too.

    Alex - I am 1/3 done with the editing already. And my husband is having a fun day with the babes, so I am guilt-free. Have a great day off!

  4. My priorities are in constant flux, too. That you're flexible is good. Yea, on the good feedback.

  5. You doing much better than I am. I've had one stone after another knock me out of kilter lately.

  6. I am so excited for you. Doesn't it feel good to have goals :) Your last novel sounds awesome.