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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing MonthNational Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo ended Friday. While I had high hopes, I knew writing the 50,000 words to win was a long shot. I would have considered myself a winner if I hit 10% of that. Alas, I fell short of that goal too. (Why do they have NaNoWriMo in November? There has to be a less busy month!)

On the bright side, I did over 700 words better than last year and completed 6%. Also I wrote more in November than I have since I started keeping track. Ironically, now that NanoWriMo is over, I wrote almost 1100 words today! Apparently my desire to finish my current chapter for my ANWA group is stronger motivation than National Novel Writing Month. Happily I finished said chapter this morning.

Maybe a more realistic goal is to finish my novel before next year’s NaNoWriMo competition. While I’m dreaming, maybe I’ll finish 5000 words next year!

Did you NaNo this year? Any winners out there?

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Friday Favorites: November 4

Welcome to November!  I love November in Arizona; our weather cooled down and it feels like Fall, at least Arizona’s version of Fall.  I even wore long pants yesterday!  Here are some of my favorites from this week.

  • My favorite chili won 1st place at the chili cook-off.  They gave me a certificate and a cute Thanksgiving apron as a prize!
  • I figured out a couple things I’ve been struggling with or WordPress, thanks to WordPressTV.
  • Writing on the Wall is hosting a Write-a-thon tonight in honor of NaNoWriMo!

Enough about me, check out these pockets of coolness in the blogworld.

  • Make a bow to decorate a gift and recycle grocery bags at the same time!  I {heart} Naptime shows you how.
  • Chocolate on my Cranium shares a great story of friendship!
  • I’m feeling a little pudgy (but isn’t it nice my kiddos share their Halloween candy), so I wasn’t going to include any food links this week.  Chef Tess broke my resolve with her Raspberry Chocolate Sour Cream Pie.

Share your favorites from the week, personal or an interesting post!

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