My boys excitedly wrote out their Christmas lists for Santa this week. I'm so proud of how much they've learned and what a good job they did writing those lists. I'm also impressed with the sheer number of items they put on there. Santa is going to have his work cut out for him.
I set myself some goals for the month of November. While I didn't do NaNo, I still wanted to challenge myself. The goal was to write a complete rough draft for a short story and add 15,000 words to my novel. How did I do? Well, I did indeed complete the rough draft for that short story. On that front I was successful. And how about my novel? How many words did I add?
I added 15,o37 words. I didn't blow past my goal like I'd hoped I might early in the month, and for a little while there it seemed possible I might. Then Zoe's birthday and Thanksgiving happened, and I lost some momentum there.
Still, I achieved my goal, even if it was only by the skin of my teeth. It's still a win, and I'll celebrate it! And I'd like to congratulate anyone who made it through NaNo this month. I admire you for that.
And finally, I'd like to celebrate these little beauties that came in the mail. Earlier this month, I learned I'd won a Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children boxed set through a giveaway on Goodreads, and I just received it this week.
Also, the 2018 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide is coming out, and I just got my author copies in the mail. Aren't they pretty?
If you'd like to learn more about the book, you can check it out on Goodreads.
What would you like to celebrate?