Somehow, it is November. NOVEMBER! That means Thanksgiving is, like, three weeks away. And don’t even start about Christmas. I can’t even begin to go there. Whoa.

We had a good weekend around here, mostly because my little Coco dog came home on Saturday after three days at the emergency vet. Whatever obstruction she had (we suspect it was an acorn, but will never know for sure) has passed, but the vets are kind of concerned because her spleen is very swollen. This can mean many things, some of them very scary, but we are hoping it’s a reaction to the obstruction and will return to normal. Fingers crossed on that front. Meanwhile, we are spoiling Coco rotten, letting her sleep on the couch, and basically smothering her with attention to the point that she is running from us. (Okay, me.) Oh, and I also bought her a new bed and am sneaking her food from my plate. So sue me.

In other news, NaNoWriMo started yesterday, and I’ve gotten a bunch of messages asking if I am participating. I am not, but mostly because I’m already working on a novel and therefore can’t start something else. But I DO love NanoWriMo, if only because I know for sure that for the entire month of November I am not the only one plodding along trying to write every day, climbing up that hill, sometimes on all fours. Some people run marathons. Some of us write novels. They are both crazy exhausting, soul-testing life-changing activities. Of course, some people write novels AND run marathons. But I don’t even want to know about those people. At least not right now.

Finally, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these last couple of weeks about my web presence and how I can better manage it all. I’ve written here recently about how I have been having a bit of trouble juggling the novel and the blog and updating all these various sites. I thought about giving up this blog and going solely to Facebook and Twitter, as a lot of folks have done….but people really seem to like the blog, so I think I’ll zag instead and cut back on the other stuff. So if I’m not on Twitter or Facebook as much, you’ll know it’s because I’m trying to save my brain for that marathon I’m running. So to speak.

Have a great day, everyone!

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