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It’s been another good week. I unofficially finished NaNoWriMo on Tuesday and am officially a winner as of Friday(the first day you could win). Of course, I’m still writing. On Friday, I had my second 7k+ day of the month. That’s high even for me. But, I was on a roll.

Monday I got an email with some good news. My novella, Into the Sun, was accepted for this year’s volume of the World Unknown Review. It will be included with 9 other short stories.

Thursday we got new internet service. We’ve had a local company for the last several years. But “high-speed” is a bit of an exaggeration with it. We’ve tried to get service with verizon before, but they always said it wasn’t available at our location. Even though it was available for everyone around us. Finally my husband was able to talk to someone who actually looked into it and now we have it. And a much better experience than when we first got cable at the apartment we used to live in(but that’s another story).

Went to Erie yesterday to do some shopping. And, wow. It’s crazy already and not even officially the Christmas shopping season yet. I’d say that cements my idea of doing as much shopping as I can online this year. We also got the kids hair cut. They left the boy’s a little longer on top and he wanted it spiked. So, we even got some stuff to do it at home. I think this is the shortest the girl’s has been, but it will be a lot easier to take care of(it gets tangled very easily).

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We also got a new refrigerator yesterday(well, new to us). It has the water & ice in the door, so my husband has to run the water line to it. So, for right now it’s sitting in the middle of the living room. And we’re getting snow this weekend. It’s stayed away(except for one little snowfall earlier) longer than usual. So not really going to complain. But, I guess it’s finally time to get the winter coats out.

As for how my goals have gone this week:

  • Some Fools Never Learn – add 25000 words(this will get me close to 60k) – 27425/25000. I actually finished the first draft, though it’s a little shorter than I expected at ~61250. I tend to add more during the first round of revisions, though. So it may end up longer.
  • Come Back Down – add 1000 words – 1152/1000. Moving into Chapter 2 now.
  • Read: Gotta Read It – get to 75% – this is done.
  • Read: Prodigy, Crown of Midnight(Sarah J Maas), Lover Eternal(J.R. Ward), & The Emerald Isle Trilogy(Renee Vincent) I loved Crown of Midnight and Lover Eternal. I started the first book in the Emerald Isle Trilogy, but it didn’t catch me. So, I set that aside. I did read Chasing Forgiveness(Tia Silverthorne Bach) and Finding Autumn(Heather Topham Wood) on Friday. And started Instant Temptation(Jill Shalvis) yesterday.
  • Knit: Cuddly Chevron Blanket – Strip 22 – didn’t work on this at all this week. On the days I did have time after getting everything else done, the cat was using it as a bed. Maybe this week I will get to it. wpid-wp-1448190302028.jpg
  • Loom: Hat – I made a little progress on this yesterday. Hoping for some more today.

And goals for next week:

  • My Way to You – write 25000 words(will get me close to the end if not all the way there)
  • Come Back Down – write 1000 words
  • Read: Gotta Read It – finish
  • Read: Instant Temptation(Jill Shalvis) & Living Victim(Stacy Green)
  • Knit: Cuddly Chevron Blanket – Strip 22
  • Loom: Hat
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Comments on: "Sunday Summary: Officially a Winner" (10)

  1. Congratulations on your NaNo win and submission acceptance!

  2. Congratulations! Not only on NaNoWriMo, but everything else. You have been busy and it is paying off. Love the haircuts too. Have a good week!

  3. NaNo win and a novella being published? *high five from far away*

  4. Congrats on your NaNo win! Woohoo! It sounds like you’re motoring right along. Good for you! Have a wonderful holiday season. All the best with your writing and other goals.

  5. Just another high five for completing NaNo AND having that novella accepted. Great progress overall . . . in spite of snow, Christmas rush, and new projects awaiting. Kids look great with those new haircuts. And I agree with you wholeheartedly. The more the hype goes up, the less likely I want to physically go shopping. What I appreciate most? Those big smiles and those very clear new goals. Have another great week.

    • Thanks, Beth!
      I got almost all The kids’ shopping done yesterday from the computer. My 2 and 5 nieces & nephew. The oldest niece + nephew want gift cards, So we’ll probably pick those up the next time we’re at the store. Alsogot birthdaygifts for niece & nephew who have birthdays right before and about a month after Christmas. Now, we just have to figure out what we’re getting for each set of our parents.

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