NaNoWriMo, Health, and Progress

*dusts off blog*

So it’s been awhile. All of my best intentions are out the window.

What’s been going on?

Well, over the summer my dogs both got sick and we’re still caring for them. On top of that, I’ve been sick – not the common cold style but an infection where I had to be treated at the hospital – which has made keeping a regular schedule difficult.

Nonetheless, I am attempting NaNoWriMo. I’m so far behind that there is probably no coming back, but that isn’t why I take part in NaNo every year anyway. What I love about NaNo is that extra motivation to keep a regular writing schedule. Who doesn’t need a little more discipline in their lives? So I use it to focus on a project and train myself that writing is just as important as everything else. Why keep martyring my writing if it’s what makes me happy?

(Of course, health trumps all so…)

Even if I don’t “win” this year, I’ll keep plugging away so I can get another story’s first, raw, rough draft done.

However, I do have some good news! Not only is my book, Song of the Swallow, nearing the final leg of its journey to publication, but I had a short story accepted into the Absolute Write anthology. I’m pretty happy about that. More details soon.

So that’s it! I should be posting more regularly now, barring any other new crazy situation. Life is never dull!