Okay, I can take a breather now. Whew! This week is packed full of stuff to do and yet it's flying by. Before we know it Christmas will be here!
Today our 100 words a day for 100 days challenge ended. (Thanks to Elisabeth for talking me into it.) I'm proud to say I made it every single day. I'm also proud to report that 6 of my students wrote until the 100th day with me. TWO of them wrote every single day. All together I had 23 students participate. We had a party where I raffled off prizes and a parent donated pizza and drinks for us. Then, one of the kids challenged me to do another 100 day challenge in the spring. Evil children! Of course, I said I would. By that time, I hope to be finished with the rough draft of this suspense and working on a new manuscript. We'll see how many of the kids join again.
I got my car back Monday and it was actually a little cheaper than I thought it would be. Yay!
My Austin RWA Christmas party was last night. I had a blast. We have a book exchange each year, so I came home with a new book to read! Can't go wrong with that! Plus we had some awesome food and lovely company. I managed to control myself and not inhale the desserts people brought. (One meal at a time, goes the diet!) I'll be happy if I just don't gain weight this week.
My students took practice tests for state monitoring this week and I'm happy to report I do know what I'm doing! For the most part, the kids are on track with what they're supposed to know. (I'd still rather be a full-time writer than a teacher though.)
Tonight I get to relax, curl up with a good book and maybe write some on my own manuscript. Since I haven't been sleeping well, I plan to go to bed early and catch up on some zzzz's.
Tomorrow is the online Christmas party for the Celtic Hearts RWA chapter. I've never participated in an online party before, but I've heard nothing but good things about the experience. We exchanged gifts through snail mail and made a promise to open it during the party. I'm so excited to open the gift I got yesterday. I'm also excited to hear what the lady I mailed a gift to has to say about it. I'm pretty sure she'll like what I sent her and I know she'll appreciate it. (I'll tell you tomorrow what both gifts are.)
I'm off to have some dinner and read this awesome book! Have a good night and take care of yourselves! Don't let the craziness of the holidays destroy your sanity!