Tuesday, October 30, 2007

So Long, Farewell!

Woohoo! I'm off to New England tomorrow for my cousin's wedding! I have to work half a day but then I'm outta here! This cousin is like the little brother I never had. I'm sooo excited for this trip for a number of reasons. I haven't been in New England in November in YEARS. I get to see my mom, who recently had the heart procedure and has another appointment with her doc while I'm there. I get to get away from the chaos of school, lesson planning, and yes, most things writing.

Tomorrow ends my 301 words a day challenge for the month of October. Last night was a killer. I almost gave up, but I couldn't. Not with only a few days to go. Then I also thought about this 100 words a day for 100 days challenge that Elisabeth Naughton roped me into doing. (Hey, Elisabeth. Roped is the right word, isn't it?) I thought, 100 words a day shouldn't be a problem after writing an average of 401 every day for a month. But I really, really, REALLY wanted to give up. You know what stopped me? The fact that I have a handful of students who are committed to the 100 words a day for 100 days challenge. I have to be a good role model. I will do my duty.

Oh, and I'm sending my partial to my CP tonight, plot holes and all. I can't focus on it right now, so better she work at it. Hopefully this short trip to Rhode Island will be somewhat peaceful. I'll do my 100 words a day because I have to. I'm hoping to finish 2 books I've got going. I don't want to worry at all about my GH entry. Then maybe when I get back, I'll be ready to jump in with both feet (especially after Jenna's awesome critiquing)!

Okay, I really need to go. I've still got a kazillion things to do, like pack.

Have a Happy Halloween, have a safe holiday and have a productive rest of the week. Catch you on Monday!


Bonnie Ferguson said...

Happy Halloween! :)

Kerry Blaisdell said...

Have a great trip! I admire your perseverance! And New England in the Fall -- just wow. *:?)

Cat Schield said...

Have a great time at the wedding! Can't wait to hear all about it on Monday

Kelly Boyce said...

Have a great trip to New England!

Crystal said...

Don't stop now! We the readers need more books on the shelves!!

Have a great time in New England, I have realitives in Connecticut and it is just beautiful up north this time of year..Take lots of pictures!!

Bailey Stewart said...

Have a great time at the wedding! It must be beautiful there at this time of the year.