Sunday Coffee – November Plot-twists

IMG_3309Remember how I said November was going to be a quiet one on the blog? Yeah… Instead, there were three plot twists this past month:

1. I realized I couldn’t keep ignoring my health issues, and had to change priorities mid-month.

2. I read and listened to some really fantastic books, and by mid-November, I was finished with everything I want to read in 2016. For the rest of the year, I’m switching into quiet, relaxing reread mode, as I usually do sometime near December. It just came around a little earlier this year.

3. I discovered, once again, that realistic fiction is not my writing wheelhouse. My NaNoWriMo novel? Nope. I would love to read that book, but there’s no way in hell that I want to write it. I stopped trying early in the month, and decided it would be better worth my time to keep plodding slowly along with the current second-draft-in-progress I’ve had going all year. My total word count (on both manuscripts) only came to about 24,000 words for November, but I still feel like I won, because I stayed true to myself as a writer.

So the month didn’t really go according to plan at all. That’s okay, though. I learned some important things and made some good decisions, and that makes it all worth it. Cheers!

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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6 Responses to Sunday Coffee – November Plot-twists

  1. purplemoonmyst says:

    I am switching into relaxing reading mode also.


  2. Health issues, ugh. I feel your pain, girl. Good for you for being self-aware and knowing what you need to do 😀

    I love the idea of relaxing re-reads, good for you!


  3. Kristen M. says:

    So far, every book idea I’ve had is something that I want to read but not write. I think I’m just not a writer … and I’m okay with that! 🙂


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