It’s been a while since I’ve darkened the WordPress door. With the long illness, then the recovery from surgery, and then going back to work, I’ve found the energy levels have not yet returned to their previous levels. I’m working to find ways to save energy while still making sure I get the amount of exercise I need to gain energy. I also need to keep up the energy going for NaNoWriMo. What a circle it becomes!
The coming of November and NaNoWriMo has definitely helped in the process of healing. The people at the cancer center who read my novel (bless them!) have given me more positive feedback than I expected. So NaNo is the start of the sequel. Several people have asked for one. And I actually feel it’s on its way. Today was day 11 of NaNo, and I reached a record 30K words by the official counter. Since November 11 is a Friday, a holiday at work, and a bright sunny day, I actually took the iPad out on the back porch in the sun while the dogs chased squirrels. The temperature reached almost 65 here today. It seems too good to be true – and tonight’s news made that so. The temps will be dropping, possibly below freezing tonight.
The words are flowing this year. Perhaps that’s a sign that I am getting my energy as well as my mojo back! So with that in mind, I’m going to get as far as I can during November to give myself momentum to finish that awful first draft before the ReWrite days in January and February.
The McPherson clan will be at it again, finding trouble where others don’t even look. I can’t wait to find out where they’re going to take me this year. Of course, they’ll still be in Alaska, gallivanting around the state like they’re both under 50. And, being the cockeyed optimist that I am, I’m positive the entire clan will be doing that for many years to come (including me).
Thank you so much to my readers who have, without exception, asked for a sequel. Within a day of the comments being heard and read, the story showed up in that storage center I call a brain. I’ve made notes, and I’m keeping to them. The story seems determined to come out this time!
P.S. If anyone from NaNo reads this, my user ID there is Wickedfast.