November has been a pretty busy month for me. I spent most of the time doing critiques for the writing group and ICON 38. And then, after the convention, I've spent most of my free time trying to integrate the feedback. I've submitted another two chapters of Sand and Love for this week, so I'll have more to integrate next Thursday. I suspect it will take me another month to get through the feedback (it's kind of depressing in one place).

I also, accidentally, did NaNoWriMo. I mean by accident in that I had no intent of doing it and didn't even start a new project until the 20th. But, then I wanted to write a novel as a gift for a friend and managed to write a short 55k word novel. I hit the 50k word point about three minutes before midnight and finished it up this morning while watching Pacific Rim, Planes, Monsters University, and Dredd.

November and December are historically months where I work long hours and this year was no exception. I did a number of sixty hour weeks which pretty much killed my evenings and weekends. Hopefully, things will lighten up but… patterns are changing at work and I'm both excited and terrified for the next two months to come.

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