Just about the time a writing buddy convinced me to sign up for NaNoWriMo, I heard from two editors.  As my husband patiently reminds me, “paying work is good,” even if it does eat into my NaNo time.

Fortunately, I had no intention of making the 50,000 word goal.  Why when your manuscript is a lower level middle grade?   So I set myself a goal of about 14,000 words.  No, I can’t win NaNoWriMo but the suggestion I received to just pad the heck out of my writing wouldn’t work for me.  My first draft is always slight.  Always.  My third draft is usually slight if you ask my critique group about it.

I’m only a bit behind, having made  it to 4000 words at noon today.  Hopefully I can finish a full draft of the book in spite of the paying jobs.  Yeah, I know how silly that sounds.