Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Salon

So this past week has been pretty busy between one thing and another, and this weekend is no different. Today I'm attending my new writing group for the first time as an active participant- that is to say, as someone whose work is up for review. Eek! They're nice people and good writers, and I know it will be fun and useful.

Speaking of writing, I'm working away on my #NaNoWriMo project. On Wednesday I sat down at the library and wrote 5,000 words. And for the rest of the week? A big fat nothing. But I've decided that's okay and while I know I won't reach 50,000 words this month, I will finish this project. My goal now is to finish the first draft by my birthday in February; I'm glad I decided to participate in NaNo but I've decided it's okay if "all" I do is use it as an opportunity to start. All the daily updating and progress-charting and tweeting and comparing-with-friends has just been stressing me out and there's no need to be stressed out by a self-imposed schedule. You just change it is all.

And finally, with the holiday season nearly upon us, I hope everyone (who celebrates it) has a wonderful Thanksgiving this week. My plans? Bake a lot, then drive two towns over to visit my inlaws and eat a lot. We have some family coming up the day after and my husband and I host a brunch every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I'll be baking a cheesecake for Thanksgiving itself, then a selection of muffins and cakes for the brunch. Yum! What are your plans?

You can read more Sunday Salon posts here.