Pimpin' My November Obsessions + Borders GC Giveaway

Happy December, folks!  It’s time for my monthly obsessions post.  Let’s see….what was I obsessed with in November?  Any guesses??  *Waggles eyebrows and tilts head towards the upper left hand corner of the blog*
1) National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo
I’M A WINNER!!  I took on the challenge of attempting to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November and I DID IT!  In order to do it, though,  I let some things slide.  I didn’t do any blog posts (sorry ‘bout that!), I cut down my TV viewing, I cut down on my Twitter time, I cut down on my gym time (between us, that was probably NOT actually related to NaNoWriMo….but…I’m just gonna go ahead and throw it in there anyway!) and I cut out my reading time, for the most part.  And you know what?  I was ok with it!  I immersed myself in my own world that I decided to create and I enjoyed my time there.  I’m so glad I did this challenge.  I now know that I can find the time to do some writing every day.  I won’t be trying to do 50,000 words in a month so I won’t HAVE to let everything else fall by the wayside, if I don’t want to.   I’m also very excited about the project I started.  It was originally just a quick idea I came up with to work on specifically for NaNo but now, I LOVE it!  It’s the first novel in a planned trilogy and I’m very excited to start editing it so I can keep the ball rolling with the story.   This is something else I owe  to Twitter.  Along with all my new buddies and new books that I’ve discovered as a result of Twitter, it can also be credited with my discovery of NaNoWriMo.  Several people I followed last year did it or talked about it which caused me to look into it and I vowed then that I’d do it this year.  And now, I’m a winner!  Thanks Twitter! 
For more info - http://www.nanowrimo.org/
2) Sons Of Anarchy

The Sons of Anarchy season three finale was this past Tuesday and my goodness it was a DOOZY!  Even though I decided to give up some of my tv time every day in order to write in November, it was never even a consideration to give up Sons of Anarchy.  I’m addicted and I’m not afraid to say it!  November was the time to be watching for Season three and I was right there; eyes pinned to the screen!  And I was NOT disappointed!  People…if you haven’t started watching this show yet….I BEG YOU TO DO SO!  Best show on TV; hands down!  I’m starting to feel like its my personal mission to get everyone I know addicted to this show!  So, if you feel like I’m being a little heavy handed with it….GET OVER IT! I’m on a MISSION; it’s what I gotta do!  Tee hee hee!
For more info - http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/soa/
3) Family
It was Thanksgiving and I had family in town; woot!  I live very close to my mom, my sisters and my niece but the rest of our family is much farther away and its always a treat to get to see any of them. This has been a tough year for our family and it was nice to be able to hang out with the fam for a happy occasion for a change.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.  I did a big “Things I’m Thankful About” blogpost that included my fam that didn’t get posted..mainly because I did it only in my head.  Never fear, though; it’ll be a part of my year end wrap up blog.
And there you have it! I really was all about NaNo for November and I have no regrets!  What were you obsessed with during November?  Tell me...tell me; I'm always looking for a new one!  Share your obsessions in the comments and I'll enter you into a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate for Borders, which may just help you further your obsessions.  If you want to be entered into the giveaway, just let me know in your post and don't forget to include your e-mail address so I can contact you.  You don't have to be a follower to enter but I'd appreciate it if you would become a follower.  The contest ends Friday 12/10/10 at 11:59pm EST and is open to all how care to enter and can benefit from a Borders gift certificate.  I appreciate you stopping by!


  1. Great post again Penny! Here are some of my obsessions for November:

    Barrons - I could not stop thinking about this man! Like everyday and it got worse as I started the reread!

    SOA - Jax...*licks lips* oh my friend, you did a great service by telling me about this show!

    DM'ing or gchating with you - Girl you said some hilarious things to me that had me laughing so hard that tears were rolling down my face. You are a great joy Penny and I am so thankful that Princess (Dren) introduced us!

  2. Cool Post!! You KNOW my November obession was NaNoWriMo too! LOL Winna baby!! Now I'm playing catch up! Just spent the morning watching all of my LUTHER episodes! I so love Idris Alba *swoon*.

    @Bells I so glad you two hooked up!! LOL

    But TODAY's obession - finish Archangel's Consort and start Alien Tango -- Wooooot!!!

  3. Well, since I just started concentrating on my blog in October, I would have to say that it has become my obsession. Always trying to find ways to improve it and interesting things to post about.

  4. I have you to thank for my November obsessions: Karen Marie Moning's Fever series and Sons of Anarchy!! It had been a LONG time since I picked up a series that kept me engrossed to where I didn't want to stop reading. I read books 1-4 back-to-back and I can't wait for Shadowfever! As for the Sons, the show is OUTSTANDING!! I'm up to episode 4 of season 2 and, dare I say, this season is better than the first!!! I think F/X needs to give them a full 22 episode season. 13 is not enough!!! I'll be trying to fit SOA in today!

    Oh...and please enter me into the contest! I got a book wish list 10 deep :-).

  5. Congrats on the Nanowrimo!!! is that it?!?! *shrugs shoulders*
    Let's see my obsessions were:
    •reading and buying more books
    •watching SOA I got seasons 1&2 had to see what the hype was about... I have an addictive personality doesn't take much
    That's about it I guess
    Thanks for giveaway

  6. Congrats on NaNo! I dont do it each year (because Audra and I write about 98k in 30 days normally) but I LOVE that it gets people to write!

    Anyway, Heres my obsessions, and they are my all the time obsessions:

    1. James Purefoy- Oh la la. LOve that sexy brit actor. Own everything hes in... except Solomon Kane (curse the US for their stupidity!)

    2. Ugly Dolls!The one thing out there that I collect over everything else, they are such fun and I think i have about 75% of them!

  7. Woooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooo! Congrats on the NaNoWriMo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My obsessions are:
    READING PNR AND URBAN FANTASY! I have YET to get tired of the genres. I keep waiting for burnout, but it hasn't hit me yet so I'm rolling with it!
    I have an addiction to SCONES! I love them, and crave them at all kinds of weird times!
    I am obsessed also with REAL HOUSEWIVES of ALL CITIES on BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P
    I am obsessed with RUNNING!!! I had to give up drinking, and I ended up picking up running and it kinda took. I'm not fast, but I love distance running the most, cuz I can zone out, it's therapy for me.

    One of these days I WILL watch Sons of Anarchy, dang it! You and Bells tweet about it and I have to know this Jax! :D

  8. @Belinda - Barrons is going to be on my Dec obsessions post cuz AS SOON as I was finished with NaNo, I got into Dreamfever!! WHOA, MAMA! And right back at ya, babe! I love all of our chats and look forward to so many more! :-)

    @Dren - CONGRATS, WINNER!! Now we've got to push each other thru the edits! :-)

    @Theresa - good luck with the blog!! Thanks for the comment!

    @Chena - SO glad you're enjoying the Fever series and SOA! Glad to share them both with you!!

    @Xee - thanks for the congrats, hon! books are an everyday obsession with us all, aren't they? So glad you're loving SOA!!

    @Stella - thanks! Wow..that's a pretty daunting pace you guys keep! Thanks for the James Purefoy tip; didn't know him before but I do now! :-)

    @Pam - thanks, buddy!! mmm....SCONES!!! I'm with you on PNR and UF; I've been obsessed with the genres for SEVERAL years now...don't see it slowing down anytime soon! You MUST watch SOA!! I PROMISE YOU YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!! Let me know when you watch; I love discussing the show!! :-)

  9. YEA!!! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!!

    My obsessions: Twitter - I really need to get that under control! And the TV show FRINGE. Oh, and waiting for highly anticipated releases from books series I read!

  10. @Twimom - I'm with you on the Twitter obsession! Its so addictive!!


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