I have posts in the works, but the first couple of weeks of December ran me over a few times, so the blog fell by the wayside. On top of coming down with a cold on the first of December that only went away a day or two ago, I had to wrap up this school term, which included writing a final essay on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw using narratology for my theoretical lens. Crunch time for said final paper included pulling an all nighter, which really did not help with that nasty cold, but it’s all over now. I got my final grade for literary theory, and I am happy to say that I did much better on this round than I did when I studied the subject in undergrad.
So now what? Well, because of the cold and that last assignment, I have not worked on my NaNo novel since the last time I posted here. I still want to wrap it up and would love to head in to revisions in the new year, so hopefully I can do some of that this week. I also need to plan and coordinate a Christmas party this week and finish up the vast majority of my Christmas shopping. Ugh. I love Christmas, and I love giving gifts to people, but I despise shopping this time of year. Normally, I would just shop online, but it’s too late to actually get the items in before the big day. Boo.
I will say this: one of the perks to working at a university is having extended breaks because of the academic school year. I have about a week and a half off work coming up, and I am hoping to get in a lot of fun reading and a lot of writing during the break. Who knows, maybe I’ll even crack open my textbooks for my next class before it starts up in January. 😉
Any interesting/exciting plans for the holidays?
Cracking open text books for your next class?! You sound like Hermione!
I feel your pain on the NaNo hangover. I was so thrilled by the pace that I held during November that I decided to replicate it in December. Needless to say, it didn’t happen! I’m backing my goal of finishing the rough draft in 2013 to finishing the first draft by the end of January.
That’s a good idea! I barely wrote anything during December, but I did reread what I wrote in November and liked it, which is a step in the right direction. There are definitely areas to improve, details to clear up, but it’s a good foundation. 🙂