One of the really cool things about December this year is that this is the first December in eight years where I am approaching it without the stress of coming up with Christmas themed lesson plans, trying to put a new spin on games that most of my students have played before, and trying to juggle Christmas commitments, decoration making, English camp preparations with whatever holiday plans I may or may not have. December this year has arrived abnormally fast, but it’s done so stealthily, without a lot of the stress I usually associate with the holidays.
It’s really, really nice. And it leads me to hope that this year, December is going to be busy for the right reasons.
Before I get into my plans for December, let’s look back at November. My November goals:
Do NaNo ie. write 5ok of a brand new never before written story! Done–but not how I was planning. I did write 50k this month, but it was not all on my new story. I counted the three chapters I rewrote of Morgen Song, some travel articles and my progress on my new story, and my total of words written in November ended up at 53k–which I will take.