Last Day of NaNoWriMo

Today marks the official end of the race. I have 7 chapters and about 15,000ish words. Not the 50,000 one needs to be a “winner” but that wasn’t the point of it for me this year. I have proved I can write that and more in a month. There was no need to do it again. This year was about a decent fiction novel.

Of course life got in my way in a big way. There is the writing gig which is more like journalism than I thought it would be and consequently requires more time and effort. There was flu which I am only just, finally, getting over (secondary infections get me every time). We took a holiday and I wanted to live the time rather than spend it at the keyboard.

I won’t be publishing any more of The Fenns online for general consumption. I will move it soon to a private forum and if you want to continue reading you can let me know via email or leave a post.

Not sure about blogging in general. I have slacked quite a bit this month and found I didn’t miss the personal blogging all that much because I have two grogs – 50Something and Care2 as outlets. And the memoir and novel. I also do a lot more of my radical opinion spouting off on Facebook. I have found that people there are more likely to comment on things and engage in conversation.

I made the decision to go ahead on the yoga teacher training and have my application in. I start in January and will be done by June. 200 hours of training all together. My current instructor told me she’d love to have me teach at her studio once I am done. I like that idea a lot.

I am published in an online magazine of late and was picked up for syndication again through 50 Something.

Life feels full to bursting.

10 thoughts on “Last Day of NaNoWriMo

  1. NaNoWriMo felled nearly everyone I know. I’ve got loads of friends lying in heaps weeping about their inability to generate wordcount. You made it WAY further than most of us did. I stopped at 8000 words to go and start an entirely new book. Oh well.

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling better. It’s good to hear the yoga training will happen, something you’ve talked about for some time now. We work and work to have things happen and then when they do it feels natural. I have had times in my life when that has been the case, and those have been my best times of learning and creativity.

  3. Quite a full plate! I’ll miss you here, but I’ll see you elsewhere. (And I will eventually finish reading what you have published of the Fenns … not sure why I never made it past Chapter 3.)

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