I just got back from a somewhat whirlwind tour in Europe, which I desperately needed, and am trying to keep it all together. I have books to send out, reviews to ignore, and other important things I should definitely do but sort of forgot, like my IWSG post for this month! (Is it November already? On some level, I knew that….)
This will probably sound crazy considering I am doing this full time, but November remains a hallowed month to me, the time to benefit from the positive energy of NaNoWriMo, which I’ve been doing for the past three years now. This year I’ve decided to try drafting (*drafting only*) the last two novels that are on my heart to write. I’ve gotten almost to the end of an initial draft for one so far. Yes, I know it is only the 5th and yes I’ve been flogging myself for taking this long to do it. I am like that.
After this, I think I’m ready for … whatever is next. I’m still not sure about that part.
But I am plugging ahead, as bravely as I can. And, yeah, I really needed that trip.
I keep mentally falling back on moments like – a snowfall in Austria, Festival of Lights at the Brandenberg Gate – and finding out that despite German rail strikes I’d get there eventually. Oh, and my tablet was not in fact stolen in Italy. I left it in a shop where the shop owner returned it to me, with some good-hearted, Italian chiding. Things have a way of working out in the end and there is never any need to panic.
How is everyone else doing? Bene? Hope so!
Ciao! For now.