First, though, I have to share that last week I was given an award from the awesome, wonderful Kelly Louise, the Gene Pool Diva of Diminishing Gene Pool. The rules of the award are to thank the person who gave it to you and link back to them (Hi, Kelly!), then list some of your favorite blogs.
I told Kelly I would post this last Sunday and I didn't because I can't seem to list my favorite blogs. I mean, I've told you before who they are, I ask many of them to be Savvy Sensations. And the others that I read - oh, it's so many. Hundreds. I'm mostly a lurker and comment very little - which goes totally against marketing advice - but it's me. Now to narrow down those blogs to a handful to pass this award on to? I'm having trouble. And I hate it when people say, "Just take the award if you want it." So here are simply the first ten in my Google Reader. They are lovely and deserve an award (as do all of you!) Check them out:
- Chandara Writes
- Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire
- Paper Mountain
- Perfecting the Craft
- Amie Kaufman
- Robin Weeks
- The Submission Process
- Callie Kingston
- Life By Chocolate
- Michelle Dennis Evans
Now Face Myself Friday - Here's what I learned from NaNo:
- I'm not a fast writer.
- That's ok.
- I like to write in spurts - a week of focus, then a week or so off.
- That's ok, it's just my style.
- I edit while I write.
- That's ok, too. Isn't it?
- My first draft takes a while, but when it's done, it is closer to a second or third draft because I'm such an editor.
- I think that's better than ok.
- So, obviously, I failed NaNo.
- But that's ok because I realized things about myself as a writer and I am happy with those things.
How about you? Did you finish? What did you learn about yourself through NaNo?