Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Goals and a few cruise pics!

Whew!  I am home from vacation and back to writing!  It took 16 hours of traveling to get home yesterday and no, we went by plane.  But we spent a long time waiting in the airport, waiting for a taxi, and on and on.  Vacation is nice, but I am really glad to be home.
Palm trees!

Aly and I eat on the ship

Half Moon Cay - perfect beach!

Grand Turk - right before it rained

Yep, it was warm and beautiful.  I did read six books while I was on the boat.  Some may call that a waste of vacation, but to me it was completely relaxing.

Anyway, here's an update on my goals from November:
* Write to 50,000 words on my NaNoWriMo novel "Defiance"
I did it!  I wrote my NaNo novel in twelve days - which is an all-time record for me!  I've never finished a novel so quick, but I'm sure revisions will take much long.  But I finished!

* Enjoy my cruise
Yes, done. :)  It was a little long - nine days of vacation, but I spent a lot of time reading and it was very relaxing.  I'll write a different post about my trip and share some highlights. :) I did miss my babies from work, my computer, showering in a shower that didn't move, and writing! 

Goals for December:
* Write 10,000 words on my novel "Unless"
I missed writing on this while I was on my cruise and I definitely found some inspiration in the middle of nowhere on the ocean!  My current word count is 37,182. 

* Work on some plot revisions for "Nameless" from my critique partner

* Read "Holiday Fling" by Victoria H. Smith
Very excited to read her book!  Just in time for Christmas!

* Finish making two blankets for my co-workers' daughters before Christmas

What are your goals for December?  How did your November goals go?  Congrats to all who finished NaNo and to all who began!  Starting the novel is just another part of the adventure. :)  Treat yourself to some Christmas cookies, pull out "The Santa Clause" and relax! 


  1. Did you see Porthos on your cruise stop overs by any chance? Congratulations on finishing your novel, Kirsta. Tell me whats your secret?

  2. Wow, you were in paradise! Love the pics :)

    Congratulations on your NaNo feat, that's an outstanding effort!!

  3. Great pics! And 12 days?? That's amazing! I'm a quick first drafter too :)

    NaNo went well for me. Won with two collab projects. So fun. :) My goal for December is to start (perhaps finish) the second story in my Fraction series. The first book took me ten days to finish. Praying for the same :)

    So jealous of your cruise!

  4. Wowww that looks amazing! And NaNo in *checks to make sure she heard that right* 12 days?! That is seriously impressive. Way to go! :D

  5. I love The Santa Clause! Anyway, that looks like a blast! Sweriously jealous :) Glad you had so much fun!

  6. Congrats on NaNo. Writing that many words in twelve days is insane! Looks like you had a great vacation!

  7. Beautiful pictures - the beach is amazing!

    And best of luck on the goals.

  8. Congrats on writing, reading, and enjoying your cruise!