I just wrote a marathon. I didn’t run a physical marathon but I sat at my computer for hours and hours for a marathon writing session. I started the weekend with a goal to write almost 20,000 words. I started November with a goal to finish NaNoWriMo – write a 50,000 word novel in a month.
I started strong – well I started weak on day 1 but by Day 2, I had caught up. and then along the way in the month, I fell behind, way, way behind again.
Cut to this past weekend and I had almost 20,000 words to write if I wanted to finish my novel on time. It came to a head on Sunday where I spent the day inside, banging out the keys to victory. And the result? I did it!
I made a few new Twitter friends in the process and I might have exhausted my brain, but I did it. Now to edit the novel and work on the rewrites. After I’m done celebrating.
But I feel satisfied. Because this latest book was a book I’ve been meaning to write for years now. Years! This was a book that needed to come out.
Other than that, I had an a wonderful day on Saturday at church and then hanging with my cousins. I love the extended family. There was a cousin at dinner who regaled us with stories about her life and I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.
There was birthday cake that was deliciously chocolate and almonds – two of my favorite things.
And Friday, I did not go Black Friday shopping. Am I over that? Because there were days when I would be in the stores at 3 a.m. Last year was one of those years. But I think that this year, I’ve been protesting a little bit the idea of starting Black Friday on Thursday and bringing out the Christmas trees from the middle of November. I am not going gently into this season at all, probably because I’m railing against the year ending.
But now that it’s actually December, I have no choice. Cue the Christmas music.
That was my weekend. No meal plan yet, although I did cook Sunday dinner so I have leftovers and I’ll probably make some soup to tide me over. The weather is perfect for soupy dinners.
5 Goals This Week
- Crank up the gift-making
- Start my holiday cards – I always leave this until the last minute.
- Get back to the gym and exercise every day. I slacked on the exercise last week and ate WAY too much in the past 4 days. Time to get back to the plan.
- Prepare for the weekend – I have to cook for an event where I am hosting a group of children on Saturday so lots to do.
- Start editing my novel
What was the best part of your weekend? What do you have planned for the week ahead?