November is always a busy month.
There's Guy Fawkes. There's family birthdays.
There's realising that it's almost Christmas and somehow it has sneaked up on me again. As if that wasn't enough, this November, we booked a trip away in December which means all our Christmas prep needs to be finished by mid December rather than being completed two days before Christmas as usual. Then, I signed up for NaNoWriMo.
Yet, I'm still enjoying NaNoWriMo. I'm enjoying the routine and my word count is climbing every day.
Luckily, I have a very supportive family who mark my achievements in ever more inventive ways. Hence I returned from lunch last week, to a pink star balloon emblazoned with the words: 'Congratulations on the first 24,000 words' and a tub of Quality Street.
My word count is climbing as my balloon is deflating but I smile every time I catch sight of it. It's important to celebrate the milestones and to enjoy the journey.