(2017 NaNoWriMo) Captain’s Log, Day 26

Not only am I done with this thing called Thanksgiving break—my kids have had an entire week off of school—but I’m also done with this NaNoWriMo thing. Yes, it’s been good to me. But I have to be honest—I have no intention of adding any more words to that drivel masquerading as a draft and so, I’m not updating anything over at the site, and I’m calling myself finished for the year.

What does that mean for you, dear readers? It means I might come up with a list of lessons from this year’s challenge, or I might not, because I’m heading into the last two weeks of my semester!


It also means that I’ll be heading back into a somewhat regular routine for blogging. But I won’t be posting everyday. My goal for the next six months is to either finish querying for After We’ve Fallen or decide to self-publish. If I blog too often, I’ll lose sight of that goal.

And since I always try to match up a photo with my blog posts, you’re stuck with the word FINISH for today. It’s a bit of an oxymoron for a Monday, but that’s okay, if you ask me.

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Christina Consolino is a mother, dreamer, author, editor and teacher from Dayton, Ohio. She's a member of the Plot Sisters and teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Sinclair Community College. She writes literary women's fiction, personal essays and more.