Well, November is almost over again, and sigh, sickness and general insanity again prevented me from finishing NaNo. Now, I got MUCH further than I did the last time I got involved, so next year, it is! Although I didn't get to "win" NaNo this year, I feel incredibly accomplished with what I did actually write. Three got to read several of the short stories that I wrote, which was really hard for me to do. It's different from posting my stuff on the internet. There's a certain anticipation that unnerves me and a level of disbelief when s/he tells me that s/he likes it. Plus, I don't think I'd get as many trolls if I just handed out little self-published 'zines to family and friends.
I don't think I'll grow as a writer until I actually get my pieces out there, but I am so incredibly nervous about it. It's like right before I let friends and family try my soaps. I had made several different bars, and both Three and I LOVED them, but I was hesitant to test my theory that they were awesome. At first, I tried with my mom, because she's a wonderful guinea pig. She'll be honest about it: "Honey, you don't ever have to make that again." And so now, I'm setting up a little website where you can buy soaps from me.
So, I am going to have to start up my writing website again. Sigh. I already have enough work to do as it is. Oh, well. I'm about to be a very busy girl.