December 2, 2018: Prepping/Completing ‘After the Quake’

I spent most of yesterday prepping for the new monthly theme for my classroom. It took a good couple hours making sure I have what I needed. I know that it’s not ideal to do work-related tasks during the weekend, yet Andy came down with a cold, so I had the day to gather whatContinue reading “December 2, 2018: Prepping/Completing ‘After the Quake’”

November 30, 2018: Finishing My Draft

Last night I completed NaNoWriMo! I can’t believe I finished writing 50,000 words. In the beginning of the month, I started the project just to see how far I could go. Writing a book was always the farthest from my mind. I never saw myself as an ‘author’. And while I’m still not at thatContinue reading “November 30, 2018: Finishing My Draft”

November 28, 2018: NaNoWriMo/Family

Only a couple more days for NaNoWriMo. The toughest part of finishing up a writing project is finding a conclusion. I’m just about at that point. I’m still making good time, but it’s a bit tricky. Good thing that it’s just a draft. I would love to be done and over with though! I finallyContinue reading “November 28, 2018: NaNoWriMo/Family”

November 25, 2018: Writing Task/North Jersey

Just a few days left for NaNoWriMo! I’m glad that I’ve kept up with the task of writing 50,000 words for this long. Now comes the true test of seeing this project through to the end. I so look forward to getting this completed. This morning Andy and I are heading to North Jersey soContinue reading “November 25, 2018: Writing Task/North Jersey”

November 21, 2018: NaNoWriMo progress, and Thanksgiving

It’s the final third of NaNoWriMo. I’m really excited about that. I’ve been doing my best in writing every day. It will be fun to finally upload my whole draft onto the site. I’ll just need to move a couple things around before submitting it. Hopefully it won’t require a million hoops to validate it.Continue reading “November 21, 2018: NaNoWriMo progress, and Thanksgiving”

November 19, 2018: Monday Mornings

For the first time in a while, I actually got all the things completed that I needed to do for today. Usually prepwork takes a few hours to do for me, but ot actually went fairly quickly. I had some time to write before it became very late. It’s hard to function when I writeContinue reading “November 19, 2018: Monday Mornings”

November 18, 2018: Sunday Thoughts

This Thanksgiving will have a new kind of stress for me. I think it’s the first time that I’m handling such a dilemma. Of course, the answer for me is clear, to make the best choice for my life and family. It should be interesting to see how this unfolds in the next few days.Continue reading “November 18, 2018: Sunday Thoughts”

November 15, 2018: Halfway through NaNoWriMo

I reached the halfway point in my NaNoWriMo journey! It’s been quite a journey so far. I learned that a story can change at a moment’s notice, so accommodating those changes is very important. I’ve grown a bit overwhelmed also, since my story now feels like separate squares in a blanket that needs to beContinue reading “November 15, 2018: Halfway through NaNoWriMo”

November 14, 2018: NaNoWriMo progress

One thing that I’m relieved about with my NaNoWriMo progress is that I’m more relaxed about writing ‘a draft’ as oppised to a finished product. I usually get so consumed with everything looking perfect, but working on draft only requires that you put the thread of your ideas down on paper. Granted, you do needContinue reading “November 14, 2018: NaNoWriMo progress”

November 13, 2018: NaNoWriMo progress, and Flowing Again

Sometimes I wonder about the workings of life. Yesterday I returned to work, and aside from one unexpected event, it went pretty quietly. I’m back to the early routine this week. Tomorrow will be a busy one, since it will be conferences. For now, I’m thankful that I caught some sleep. My NaNoWriMo progress hasContinue reading “November 13, 2018: NaNoWriMo progress, and Flowing Again”