Woooooo! Zzzzz…

Where in the cotton-pickin’ world have I been lately?

Good question, readers.

You see, I’ve had a lot of folks ask me just what takes so darn long between one post and another. Well, folks, there are a couple of answers for the time lapse as of late. And they are as follows:

I’ve been busy decorating for Christmas.

Because what’s the point of having a New Kids on the Block shelf
if I don’t get to decorate it with tiny Santa hats and a teeny tree?

I’ve been blowin’ up Pinterest with fun and festive holiday ideas.

Because we’re so broke, everyone in my family will be lucky
to get these candles instead of a pair of socks for Christmas this year!

I’ve been helping Brian plan for his big graduation from nursing school on 12/12/12.

He has to wear a tux,  y’all!!!

I’ve been wishing my pal, Arielle, a happy birthday in a most-Laverne inspired way.

Arielle is a Leo girl all the way (particularly Leonardo Circa Titanic.)

I think that about covers it. I mean, that’s how I’ve been spending most of my free time. But I feel like there was something else….

…oh, right, I’ve been WRITING A BOOK SINCE NOVEMBER 1st!

That’s right! I did it! I completed the 50,000 words necessary to win NaNoWriMo 2012. Paired with last year’s half-manuscript, I now have almost 250 pages worth of book. I don’t know about you, but that’s a serious reason to throw around confetti.

The only problem? Things have been so busy (and stressful) around here lately that I haven’t had much time to really think about my major accomplishment. I actually finished Nano on Monday, after an 11,000 word marathon on Saturday afternoon. (Yes, I actually meant to include that many zeros.) I finalized my word count, posted on Facebook that I was all finished, and then promptly went to sleep.

Hence, my big celebratory WOOHOO!!! moment was actually more like WooZZzzzzzz…..

But the good news is that now that I’ve wrapped up the intense writing of NaNo, it frees me up to start blogging regularly again. Hooray for December! And oh, boy do I have some awesome posts coming up.

(None of which are as awesome as the one my friend, Leslie, wrote over on The Bearded Iris today. Especially if you’re a fan of Dancing with the Stars. Seriously. If you need a laugh, go read it. I promise. It’s awesome.)

So bust out the signs, readers! Balloons are welcome, too! And if there are enough of you to line up and do the wave, I’d be most appreciative. Because I am officially a NaNoWriMo 2012 Winner!!!

One thought on “Woooooo! Zzzzz…

  1. The Bearded Iris

    HOLY CRAP! 50,000 words?!!! YOU ROCK, Abby! So proud of you. Thank you for enjoying my crazy post today and helping to share it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you are related to someone at ABC.

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