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So...how did NaNoWriMo go?

As some of you may know, I tried a mini nanowrimo lately. For those who don't know, this is where writers use the month of November to write as much as they can. The target for most is 50,000 but, as I've had months of writers block I just wanted to set myself the target of writing every day. I'm happy to say that I managed to do this, writing over 20,000 words.

Now this does NOT mean I am anywhere near finishing either of my books, especially since annoyingly a third story has now popped into my head. I'm going to try my very best to get all three books finished in the next two years.

I had been planning on working on my jewellery holder (which is now going to be a key holder) last week, but on my first day off work last week I had a phone call from work which kind of upset my week. I won't go into it as thankfully it's sorted now but it stressed me out no end. I've been having some weird dreams lately (think giant eating parts of celebrities and Hitler restarting the Third Reich by opening a pub in Devonshire), spending most of my nights in the REM part of sleep and not enough in the actual restful phase, meaning I have been constantly overtired. So I have been making mistakes as my cognitive faculties have been impaired (a miracle I've been writing every day to be perfectly honest). I feel like I'm spiralling again at the moment, and last week I honestly felt like I was losing my mind a bit. I've been worrying for a while that my mind is not what it once was. It feels like a Snakes and Ladders game, and all I manage to do is land on snakes.

Anyway, the gist of the self pitying paragraph above is that I didn't manage to make anything last week, but I did work on my stitch a bit, so here is the latest on that.


 
The first page is getting there, but I can see this stitch taking a year easily.
 
Hopefully the next post will have the jewellery holder on it, but I'm concentrating on sorting my head out at the moment so I'm not promising anything. I've said from the beginning that this is a dual purposed blog, so occasionally it will be less craft orientated and more depression orientated. I'm not going to apologise for that. Too many people still suffer in silence, afraid of the stigma of being labelled with a mental illness. I'm not one of them.
 
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