The best laid plans…
I allowed 9 days of vacation in November, concentrating on the beginning of the month to get as many words in as possible early, and then the entire week of Thanksgiving (since we host the family). I was so excited to FINALLY have some time off…
Then I received word that a crucial person at the Evil Day Job for my current project gave her notice. Her last days in the office are next Monday and Tuesday… when I’ll be out. So I halfway committed to logging in at least a little those days to maximize the time I have left with her. Not too bad though – I could still write in the mornings.
Then this week I got notice that they need me to travel to St. Paul home office for training. The week of Nov. 18th.
Sigh. I’m going to lose the entire week.
I can say I’m going to write that week, but I know how it’ll go. I’ll be up super early (I’m not used to having to dress and put on makeup for work since I work from home) and I’ll be out late catching up with friends. I won’t even have my lunch to write because I’ll be doing lunch with friends. I’ll also be half brain dead because I’ll be frantically preparing training materials (I’m giving part of the training and I don’t have time to prepare the training until after a crucial milestone testing file for my project is done by 11/15).
Oh not to mention my story is only halfway plotted in my head (I was going to push hard to finish the PNR).
I am still going to try. I love NaNoWriMo. But it’s not going to be the perfect/fun month I was expecting. What about you – are you joining the insanity this year?