I've fought the good fight... and lost.
I just can't finish NaNo this year... DH has chores scheduled for us the rest of his days off, (he's working only five more days this month). Yesterday, we finished sticking the tile down -- now the adhesive stuff has to dry before it's grouted. Then the grout has to dry before it's sealed. We also put down about 3/4 of the hardwood in the foyer thingie. The house is a disaster area (dust EVERY-FREAKING-WHERE) and Dakota may be traumatized for life because the smoke alarms kept going off due to the dust. She did not know what to do... so she ran around the house barking. The cat was smart enough to hide the entire day. But Dd got so freaked out that she started shying away from everything and everyone. I couldn't touch her unless I sat on the floor quietly and let her come to me.
So, between day-to-day life and the LASR website, I am only able to find a few moments a day to write. I can manage a couple hundred words, but not thousands.
Amy said she'd be up for a NaNo in January. Jen said she and a friend were doing one in March. I'm fairly certain DH will NOT be taking off 23 freaking days in either of those months. Anyone else interested in a private NaNo in either of those months? And, heck, it'll give me December to do some drastic editing on "Return to Stiller Creek", ramp up the suspense a bit more and add some more heat, and submit to another publisher I'm eyeballing -- HQ again, but a different line.
I'm also trying to work my way through Dynamic Learning Dreamweaver CS3, which makes my head hurt. But, doggone it, I'm a pretty smart chick... I should be able to figure it out.
Next year, I will FORCE DH to take vacation throughout the year so this does not ever EVER happen again.
How was your Saturday? LOL...
You Are a Bran Muffin
Some people have accused you of being all work and no play. And that does describe you most of the time.
You are very career oriented. When you're not working making money, you're working to improve yourself.
You have very little room in your life for fluff. You want to live as good of a life as possible.
You are competitive and driven. You like to surround yourself with other motivated people.
While you are a go-getter, you are by no means self centered. Quite the opposite.
You are a caring, together, and stable friend. You are grounded enough to be there for people.
Um... yeah... that's pretty much spot on. Huh.