I Have Time

Special things will be happening this week, by the way. Amazon *may* just be giving my book away for for a few days! for those of you stuck in the car as you go over the river and through the woods. {It's not free yet, but I've heard rumors that this promotion begins on Wednesday.} AND there might just be a Black Friday sale on the paperback! KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN.

And onto previously scheduled things.
Yeah, I've never been this behind on NaNoWriMo. I don't know if I should be proud or embarrassed that despite never reaching the goal, I am still trudging on. I'm counting on the fact that I have no tests this week and it's only a three-day week thanks to Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving, my friends!

My NaNo novel is a mosh pit of scenes. Scenes in present-tense, scenes in past. Scenes in first-person, scenes in third-person. Scenes written twice. It's not a coherent story. My most recent method is to write it in scenes starting at the end. None of it is anything I'm particularly proud of, but, on the upside, it's not a total failure like the great NaNo novel of 2011 {which I won, but not prettily}.

 The best thing about NaNo is that it has proved to me that I do have time to write. Among tests and homework and starting a new campus group and supporting an old campus group and joining a new campus group {yes, all three of those things have happened this month}, I do have time to put words down on paper. After all this time complaining that I didn't have time and it wasn't fair and why can't I write, blah, blah, blah...I have time.

I have time.

This is something I knew in my head, but I've experienced it this month. You always have time for your highest priorities. Problem is, sometimes your highest priorities don't match the things you would write down if someone asked you to do so.

Because here's the thing: your highest priorities are revealed, not by what you write down, but what you do. We think our highest priorities are things like writing and studying, but what they turn out to be are tv shows and Facebook. No joke.

The truth is, you can change your highest priorities. And something like National Novel Writing Month can help you do that. I know. I speak from experience. You do have time...but only for your highest priorities. Make sure they are what you want them to be.

And don't forget to keep an eye out this week for free e-books and sale paperbacks! :)

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