Hi, all! Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Halloween was a little crazy here at Chez Hawkins since, for some unknown reason, Auburn decided to have Halloween on THURSDAY night instead of Friday. I was in jammies, glass of wine in hand, when the onslaught began, and I kid you not, I gave out over 100 pieces of candy in under thirty minutes. And I was only giving one piece per kid! Vultures, I tell you, vultures! So once we ran out of candy, we got Small Son out of bed and re-dressed for Trick or Treating. He ended up going costume-less, as costumes kind of freak him out. But nevertheless, Small Son loved him some Trick or Treating! Of course, now he thinks the neighbors will give him candy at any time, but that's to be expected. So here he is, enjoying his first Halloween haul:
But even though I was not mentally or...um...candyily prepared for Thursday trick or treating, I ended up being very happy that Auburn decided to do it early because I went on vacay on Friday, and would have missed Small Son's first Trick or Treating! I know, I know, what kind of scum sucking Mama goes on vacation WITHOUT HER KID on Halloween? But this was a SPECIAL trip I was taking with MY Mama, and as my Mama and I are busy, busy ladies, this past weekend was the only one that worked. So leaving The Husband and Small Son here in Auburn (although The Husband DID have the advantage of having a huge bucket of candy for Small Son, thanks to the crazy Thursday night trick or treating, so don't feel too sorry for him), and The Mama and I headed down to my favorite place on earth, the Hilton resort in Sandestin, Florida.
We had a wonderful time!
This picture really sums up the entire vacation.
I came back all refreshed and relaxed and happy and ready to totally PWN Rebel Belle. Because I want to take December off to focus on Christmukkah and family and various things like that, AND I plan on rocking Demonglass 2 starting in January, I really want RB finished by the end of November. So I'm kind of participating in NaNoWriMo, but it's also kind of cheating because you're not supposed to bring a half-finished book to NaNoWriMo as that impedes creativity or something. So it's more like NaNoWriMoOMGJUSTFINISHTHEDAMNTHING for moi. Anyone else partipating in REAL NaNoWriMo?
Of course, I should also be working on revisions for Demonglass this month, too, so I've probably lost my mind. But I work best under pressure anyway.
Oh! And for motivation, I bought myself a little Rebel Belle present. It's a Pandora charm bracelet, and my first charm was this right here:
It's a Queen Bee! That is SO my main character, Harper. So whenever I'm feeling discouraged, I look down at my little Rebel Belle charm and remind myself that Harper would really like her book finished already. And also that the charm was kind of expensive and a completed book would really help justify the purchase of a tiny silver and gold bee.