THE FIRST BIT:
I did it.
Fifty thousand words, thirteen days early.
And the words are good, and I love these characters, and this draft is so much better than last year's. So I'm rethinking that whole, "I'm over NaNo" thing.
Maybe I'm not.
And I wish this announcement were exciting or funny, because it's a BIG DEAL. But I'm drained — of energy, of emotion. Of everything.
Thank you, EVERYONE, for your support, and an especially enormous, grateful, and overwhelmed thank you and I love you to Kiersten White. There are no words to describe the gift you have given me.
I am back.
THE SECOND BIT:
I'm off to San Francisco.
A little business, a little pleasure, and a lot of delicious food. San Francisco is my favorite city in America, and it's been far too long since I've hiked her hills.
Talk to you all next week!
Jarrod and I were engaged at the bottom of this hill. The Coldplay puppets were not in attendance that day.
In the meantime . . .
Keep writing, NaNo-ers! GO GO GO! RAH RAH RAH!!