Update Link: Hits Different – Part 2
Hope everyone is starting their weekend off well 🙂
I always enjoy the first four day weekend of the year, but there’s this one minor irritation in it. My niece’s birthday is Nov 3, and my sister-in-law ALWAYS schedules her birthday party for this weekend — which means family members who are mostly teachers/parents can never schedule any vacations. Like I get why she does it for her own schedule — in NJ, all teachers get the second weekend as a four day weekend to attend the NJEA convention, but we’re not contractually obligated to go. And our second November four day weekend is Thanksgiving. It’s just frustrating to have TWO required family events on both weekends off. Not that I could afford to take a vacation, but honestly? I adore my niece, but I don’t want to deal with kids after spending all week with them. Does that make me a bad person?
Anyway, that’s just me whining because I have to go to that today, and I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys a child’s birthday party once those kids are old enough to invite screaming kids that you’re not related to. At least this year, our winter break doesn’t have us in school on December 23 so that we’re diving RIGHT into Christmas Eve. We’re done on Dec 22 this year.
That being said, I’m making really good progress in getting prepped for the rest of the school year. I have all my content prepped for the month of November, and I’m going to start working on December next week. This really frees up my evenings and I’m mostly in the routine of writing from 7-8 PM every night which is great for when NaNoWriMo ends. NaNo is going well — I’m at just under 18k which is right where I’m supposed to be at this point. Most days I write to the target which I think is making it all more sustainable. This is the first NaNo event where I’ve written every day so far.
I’m planning to do another Flash update tomorrow but if I don’t post by noon, I changed my mind 😛 Enjoy!