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/
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!