I really have grown to love NaNo – the adrenaline rush of creation, the multi-venue write-ins, the support of all the other crazy people, and the feeling of totally dedicating yourself to an endeavor, the dishes be damned!
After that month of frantic writing, however, December becomes problematical. The dishes can only pile so high before you must pay attention. You open your eyes on December 1 (or 2 or 3) and realize that you are living in a tip. Your uber supportive spouse pouts a little and says he missed you. Not to mention the presents to be secured and wrapped, the tree to be trimmed, the baking to do, the parties to attend…
I spend a good part of the month of December in a fog that resembles jet lag. I do stuff. I even have fun doing it. But only later, when I see the pictures will I remember doing it!
So, for fellow NaNo authors out there – hang in, the jet lag will leave and we can begin the process of refining the rough gems from November. For friends and family – I am sorry for the haze and promise to be fully cogent by Xmas! Cheers for the love and understanding!
Merry Christmas all!