NaNoWriMo and More

I finished NaNoWriMo on Nov. 28th, the same day I finished in 2010. It was a great relief to finish it. I was feeling so burnt out and tired of writing. Now that it’s over though I kind of miss it. I do plan on trying to edit it, and my previous novel, once I read some of my writing books (characterization, dialogue, description and setting, and general writing books).

I’ve been busy since then doing a cross-stitch for mom for Christmas. I have two smaller ones to do for her.

Joe now has a new job that he started Monday, doing help desk support for a company that does long term acute care hospitals. He finally has a regular shift, 9 am to 6 pm. This is after years of working two weeks for 7:30 am to 4 pm and 2 weeks of 1:30 pm to 10 pm, alternating. Except for the past 6 months, even his weeks of mornings have consisted of several night shifts. The health insurance is also better and will be almost half the cost of my current cobra payment to get on his insurance.

I finished the Dresden file books and read the new one (and loved it). I’m currently rereading the Pendergast books. I doubt I will finish them before the next book comes out on Tuesday. I know I won’t finish rereading Wheel of Time before the last one of that comes out.

Very oddly, I had about 6 requests for customizations/forks of one of my plugins in November. This was after only having 1 that didn’t pan out in all the years I’ve been maintaining that plugin. None have gone to the doing the actual work stage and I’m not sure if they will.