I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving.
My head has been swimming in congestion. I've been fighting off this illness for the past week and a half. Right before Thanksgiving, I finally got the smallest amount of sleep and my immune system failed. I officially got a head cold that knocked me flat on my butt.
I don't do well with head colds. The congestion makes my brain feel like I'm looking at everything through a fog. I hadn't written in three days, until today. Today I labeled "50k or bust" day, and with the help of some wonderful people on G+, I was able to finish my NaNo word count. I imagine I have about 60k more until it is finished (see progress bar "Soul Therapy). I'm hoping to keep it around 60-70k when it is all said, done, polished, and pretty.
Finally, I have reached two goals. One novel is finished, NaNoWriMo is "finished." This means I am very close to being finished with my second novel. Which means (exclamation point) that I am very close to being done with my third novel (say what?!). I've decided to attempt to write a novel a month - until I burn out. Then I will switch to hardcore editing and querying until I find an agent. I figure if I can finished three this year, then hopefully I can send my manuscripts to a bunch of different agents at once.
Until I burn out, I'll continue writing. When I burn out, I'll research agents, look at publishing houses, trying to get myself into as many slush piles as possible. I don't care how long it takes me to get noticed, because I have to make this work.
I am still sick, coughing occasionally and blowing my nose so much that my nostrils are raw. But I finished my goal. Now I need to get better, then finish the novel. As soon as I feel good, I am going to start writing again on a daily basis. I'm excited about it and looking forward to it. Every day brings its own challenges, and I'm trying to make all of my challenges into creative ones: What are my characters going to do today?
One thing is for certain: Every day is going to be an adventure.