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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12-12-12

So today is the last day that we shall see the day, month and year all the same this century. Isn't it amazing what details catch our imaginations? When I was in my local library today, at twelve minutes past noon (12), we made a wish. It was 12 minutes past 12 on the 12th of the12th in 2012, thats a lot of 12's !!
Last year on the 11th of the 11th in 2011, my little grandnephew Ben was born, it has made me think what other stuff has happened on strange dates, when I find out I shall let you know!
Happy 12-12-12, celebrate it and enjoy a special evening ahead.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

I Survived, Did you?

Today is a day of rest!
It may be 24 days to Christmas but to heck with presents and preparations. I survived NaNoWriMo and won! I reached my 50000 plus a few more hundred with it, so today I am taking a break. I'm both elated and deflated. Elated that I stuck with it and proved to myself that I could achieve what I set my mind to. Plus that I had the discipline to set aside time and write. That I could make a committment and see it out. Deflated? yes it's over and a certain pressure is off to meet the words on a page and so I feel empty. I look at the clock and see it is time I should be at my desk, yet I know if I don't sit down tonight, I won't be playing catch up tomorrow.
So in a way, having the deadline was both inspiring and encouraging.Would I do it again, I honestly don't know. It taught me I can find the time to write each day if I want, no excuses. That deadlines help me to focus and everyone should experience NaNoWriMo at least once in their writing life! Plus I now have a good rough first draft of my second novel. Happy days.