Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Pressure Cooker of November

I blinked and almost missed it. November!

How did November, that crazy pressure cooker of a month, fly by so quickly?


November 2ed
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I didn't participate in NaNoWriMo this year, but I did set a goal of adding 40,000 words to my current manuscript. I'm on track to meet that goal. Yay!

Goals I'm not on track to meet? Just about everything else!

Yes, I still have Halloween decorations up. No, shopping isn't even close to being done for Christmas. In fact, I just started. Christmas cards? Haven't bought 'em.

To make matters worse, I keep thinking I should be making the most of Cyber Week, where Christmas shoppers supposedly find great deals on the Internet for gifts. The whole thing confuses me. I go to a site, say Target.com, and I don't really know which toys are deals and which aren't. Some sites, like Old Navy, offer a blanket discount on your purchase. Too bad the items I'm interested in are sold out.

No matter. I'll shop eventually. The tree will go up with all its lights and bulbs this weekend. And I'll break down and buy some Christmas cards at some point.

November is busy, and it's easy to feel like I'm not getting anything done, but when Christmas rolls around, I know I'll somehow have shopped for all the gifts, the house will twinkle with pretty decorations, and my manuscript will be tucked away, all written, ready to be revised in the new year.

That's the nice thing about pressure cookers--they gets things cooked quickly!

How are you doing on your goals?

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

16 comments:

  1. Coming along too. No check-list complete yet, but they're getting there. I don't do Christmas cards, so hey, I guess that's checked off, right? :) And the cyber-shopping, yeah, I'm right with you.

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    1. yes! It is checked off! Ha! I'm hoping to get somewhat on track next week. We'll see!

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  2. Pointed and clicked through shopping. Not on Cyber Mon. as I wasn't interested in electronics. House is slowly getting cleaned as I weed through my parents'stuff. Christmas decorations starting to go up. And in the front porch, I'm leaving my witch up with her sign: Yes, I can drive a stick. I put an ornament on the end of her broom. Instant Yule!

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    1. Ha! It's a Christmas Witch! I love the "I can drive a stick." Too funny!!

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  3. Okay I think. I'll have to jam my fingers under the couch cushions to find them and then I'll let you know. :D
    ~ Wendy

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  4. "Goals I'm not on track to meet? Just about everything else!" This cracked me up...I can relate! lol

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    1. Jess, some years are just harder than others! :)

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  5. Oh my...my goals have changed so many times, it's ridiculous. Trying hard to get this book draft FINISHED, but things keep coming up. My dogs were sick for a few weeks. Put me behind. A freelancing opportunity for good moola came up--well, two, actually. Put me behind. And I'm tired! But Christmas will come and I will be glad I did it all.

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    1. Your dogs should always come before the other stuff. I'm really glad they came out of it! It's smart to take up freelancing work too! Yay!!

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  6. I'm doing pretty okay on my goals! Although, like Lindsay, my writing goals have changed here and there. But I'm track to FINALLY complete my new rough draft by December 10 and then have the book revised by mid-January. Woohoo!!

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    1. Woo-hoo! I love hearing that! It's nice to have a book completed before the holidays, so you can concentrate on revising. Nice!!

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  7. This post made me laugh. I was in a panic last night to order my Christmas gift calendars and cards on Shutterfly before the deal expired!

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    1. There's nothing that drives me more nuts than missing a great deal--way to go!!

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  8. LOL, Jill, buying the Christmas cards isn't the problem - it's writing and sending them! Enjoy your "catch up" weekend!

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    1. You're right! I'm having a problem with both, though. Yikes!!

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