My boss at the Evil Day Job reminded me that I have 126 hours of vacation that I must use by the end of the year or I’ll lose it. (My company has terrific benefits and I’ve been with them 13 years!) My bank is full, so I can’t roll any more over. I didn’t have to take a week off for Middle Monster’s recovery like last year after her tonsilectomy, and it’s definitely been a long time since I had to scrimp to save up for maternity leave!
Thrilled, I sat down with my Nov and Dec calendar and planned out family time for the holidays and NINE days of vacation that I plan to use heavily for NaNoWriMo and Revision Xibalba!
Yes, I will be doing BOTH at the same time. Not sure of “schedule” yet but I’m determined to get NSR revised and out the door. The project for NaNoWriMo will be Return to Shanhasson, the final book in the trilogy (but far from the end of the story).
Woo-hoo! Let the insanity begin!
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Awesome! And congrats on taking some much needed leave time to do it. 😀
I thought about doing that this year, but too much is going on at the dayjob for me to take extra leave (and I will need leave for Christmas), but either way I’m still planning on participating in NaNo. We can cheer each other on.
P.S. Sorry I haven’t emailed in a while, things are still crazy down here. I’ve tried to read Letters but am having some trouble converting it to OpenOffice, will try to download it again today, and if it still doesn’t work, I’ll email you and let you know. Have a great weekend.
Lucky you. I’m going to do NaNo myself. I’m trying to finish the current WIP so I can start something new for November. Like you, I’ll be revising but I editing so much I need something new to work on at the same time.
Sweet! What a great writing “vacation”!
Yay! I’ll be NaNoing, too, so I’ll see you there!
Ann, if you continue to have trouble, I can send you a pdf. That might work better for you. Yay, I’m glad you’re getting back to the blogosphere!
Thanks, Rene — let’s have a great NaNo!
Isidri, definitely! I haven’t ever had this much vacation to spare before!
Nicole, sounds like we’re going to have a great month!
*does happy dance*
Yaay for NaNo! Yaay for great benefits and vacation that you HAVE to use!! And hats off for nano-ing and revising at the same time. *bows down* That is an impressive plan; I think I’d implode… 😀
Alright! Hah, my first year and I’m already addicted to the forums.
I’m glad you get to participate again this year and hope you gets lots done on RX and Return. 😀