Sorry, I was NaNo-ing and working…

Dear sun opposite moon reader, πŸ€—

I had intended for this place to be treated professionally, to write every week, as a commitment to my creative writing practice. But I got called away to other things, paid things. πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

After the latest post, the greatest wound, the greatest healing, the following day, I was slammed with work for three weeks. πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

But I was grateful because it was a scary time. I had a huge lull in work in October. πŸ™πŸΎ

This is also National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo is the hashtag on Twitter). βœπŸΎπŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ’» #️⃣

I finished my novel in 9 days total (50,182). 😲 πŸŽ‰

I did NaNo last year and something similar happened. I couldn’t start until the last week. I finished the first half of my novel in 8 days. 😱

Last year, I was a lot more sleep deprived. This year, tired but not deliriously tired like I was this time last year. 😴🀀πŸ˜ͺ

So, TL;DR, bills had to be paid, a contest had to be won. πŸ™ƒ

The things I have wanted to write take up a lot of room in my heart, which means it takes time to untangle all the words and the meaning into a blog post. πŸ’—

I have work waiting for me tomorrow, which is a very good thing. But I have to think about my commitment to sunoppositemoon-motion–as in, it needs to be a priority. πŸ”

But it can’t just be a diary. It needs to be art, or at least artful. That takes time, to write about your life creatively. πŸ€”

I definitely have stories. I just have to figure out how to balance the paying of bills with the art of my life–like most people. βš–οΈ

So, as much as I can, I’ll try to double up here to make up the time I lost. ⏱

But tonight, I’m going to give my hands and my brain a needed rest.. 🀯

Before I go, though–this month was so transformative. I worked out things in my life through my novel. πŸ’ͺ🏾

Peace lays heavy on me now, which is a wonderful way to go into the last days of being 39. πŸ•Š

Thanks for your patience and hopefully I can get back to writing here this weekend. πŸ€“

Deborah 😘

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