Although my November has been fraught with interruptions like four glorious days in Oceanside with family and distractions like flu shots, movies (Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (twice)), four USO hats last week, physical therapy, and a Timeless Melodies talk at Bowers museum, I have managed to squeeze out a few words. Drum roll please.
As of Saturday night, November 17th, I reached 30,592.
Woo hoo. No badge for 30K, but I proudly display my NaNoWriMo 25K emblem above.
So it’s the nineteenth day, what have I done in the interim? Started a giveaway campaign. Formatted and published a second book in a paranormal series. More on that in my next blog post.
Side note or a cheesy way to show pretty pictures: Oceanside was gorgeous. We ran outside or stood by the condo’s “wall of window” to watch the breakers crash during high tide, scrambled down rocks, steep stairs or ramps to walk long sandy beaches during low tide or just took in incredible sunsets.
Must add a final note of a glorious November distraction–Alice Waters’ Philosophy of Food MasterClass was a reverent, illuminating, and delightful experience. I’m sad that it’s over. I began the class with a passion of food from the garden, an appreciation of handling veggies while cooking, and loving the taste of fresh, organic, sustainable produce, but I was open to walking new territories. My boundaries have expanded. Thank you, Alice Waters.
Please share your own November distractions whether or not you’re doing NaNoWriMo. It helps knowing that I’m not alone.
Watch for exciting news in tomorrow’s blog!
Happy eating and noveling, Michelle