OK - I know I promised to get the rest of the pictures up from the Italy trip - and a couple of you have actually pinged me again about it (LOVE it that you're interested). The thing is, I've been involved in a stealth project. I've been participating in November as "National Novel Writing Month."
The project was to write 50,000 new words on a novel during the month of November. I've had a project on a bit of a back burner for a couple of years. Since recent economic events meant that I had a little more time on my hands this month than I might have otherwise, I decided to take the challenge. I got behind early in the month (with prep for a couple of presentations and a bit of "where the heck is this plot going?" - style writer's block). But I packed in some abundant word days over the Thanksgiving weekend - to finally catch up - and now I've finished a day early. I've won!!
The thing is, this experiment has given me more to write, so I'll be up and at it again tomorrow. Instead of being the end of something, this feels like a new beginning. I'm totally psyched!
And I will get the rest of the trip up - in the next few days. It'll be my Christmas card to you.
Below, a clipping from my stats page tonight after I submitted the manuscript for official counting. WooHoo!!