MY HOUSE WILL BE A MESS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
I actually will make notes for myself so I am not too terribly tempted to clean. I guess I should clarify - I'm still planning on feeding the children, washing the dishes, and vacuuming up the pet hair. However, I won't be going through closets and drawers in an attempt to deep clean and organize. I am preparing for NaNoWriMo and recently read a compelling article about how cleaning can often stand in the way of writing. I am going to resist the urge for unnecessary interruptions. You've been warned! If a messy house isn't your cup of tea, maybe you should avoid the Otto house until we have the tree up and there's snow in the yard.
That brings me to ask you, dear readers and friends:
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? What are your goals?
Does something seem to always get in your way when you start writing? What is it for you? How do you plan to stay focused this month, this year, and moving forward?
I'm sort of combining a few things into this note and as the holiday season is fast approaching, I'm curious if any of you are giving books as gifts? If so, could you please leave a comment with a book that has recently touched your heart and explain a bit of why? Then - if there's a particular book you will be giving as a gift, leave that title and reason as well. I'm hoping for lots of help this holiday season - and if you are an author and you want to leave the title of your latest book as a suggestion, there's nothing wrong with a little self-promotion.
I have a few books on order at our local book shop and the lovely Bev Denor at LaDeDa Books and Beans always gives me suggestions for gift books, and I also received a copy of Jennifer Snow's latest release, so my list begins! Now let's hear yours!
You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books here, and at her personal blog - Crystal is dedicated to turning life's lemons into lemonade!