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!