This always comes back around, doesn’t it? Somehow, we made it to the end of 2016 (though I’m not sure if we’ll make it to the end of ’17 the way things are going). Still, I made goals. I don’t remember what any of them were, which probably means I didn’t accomplish many but oh well. Time to make new ones.
Now that NaNo is officially over, it’s time to start thinking about the edit, or in my case, rewrite because nothing I wrote is worth saving this time around. So you wrote a terrible first draft! It happens to everyone. In my case, I had no idea where I was going or who my characters were. I thought perhaps they would reveal themselves to me as we got going, but though they did show some characteristics in the end, I largely still don’t know who they are. So how do we fix that?
I actually missed the ~real~ anniversary (which was on the 10th), but five days late isn’t bad. Yes, it’s been a whole year since I closed on my first house!
I’ve been keeping a secret. Well, not so much a secret as I haven’t been able to bring myself to tell the world. But it’s been two months so I suppose I’m over it enough to talk about it. Remember my puppy, Baz? Well, he’s gone.
I’m actually behind by two blog posts on here. Yes, I missed one sometime in the Spring (March? May? I don’t remember) and I missed one in November. That means, in order to hit my goal of 3 posts per month, I have to make up for it now. After all, it’s December now. The end of the year. Did you forget I made goals for this year? Yeah, well, didn’t we all.
I could lie and say this was my best NaNoWriMo ever, but that wouldn’t do anyone any favors. The truth is that this NaNo was one of my worst ever. For a while, I legitimately thought this would be the year I lost. There were some pretty bad days in November and a lot of days away from my computer, but I made it.
It’s been almost a week since Trump was elected, and I still don’t know quite what to say.