We just spent a glorious two weeks in Memphis visiting family and, you know, doing things. The whole "doing things" bit might not seem as if it would be that much of a big deal but my husband and I couldn't run out of the door fast enough as our two kids played happily with grandparents. It. Was. Wonderful. Including the moment when I realized the car seats were empty and turned to my husband in a panic to ask, "We left the kids with your mom, didn't we?" After much reassurance that we hadn't simply forgotten them somewhere we enjoyed the rest of our outing including a much-needed visit to Barnes and Noble that did not include the train table in the children's section.
While I had crossed the 50,000 word line at the end of November I hadn't yet finished my novel. Instead of taking a break I decided to continue writing, just at a slower pace. I had a quick spurt left to finish, but we ended up heading back home three days earlier than planned and my novel now sits unceremoniously unfinished.
If the ear-ache ridden toddler and furiously teething baby allow I'll be tidying up my writing space tomorrow and finishing my novel in the upcoming week.
I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and holiday!