Boy it's good to be back home. But this timezone thing is an issue. I've just spent the last couple weeks in Hong Kong and China, a fourteen hour time difference for me. Basically, when we're going to bed here in the central time zone, they're waking up over there. Total night and day. Going there wasn't too bad actually, but trying to readjust now that I'm back (head cold and all) is proving to be difficult (even with the help of NyQuil). Thankfully, my boss is taking this week off for Thanksgiving, so I have a while to reset my body clock and get back into the swing of things.
I haven't even scratched the surface looking through my pictures from the trip, but here's one I couldn't help but edit. One of the most amazing sights I've ever ever ever seen in my entire life. And I couldn't resist giving it a vintage look.
I can't wait to share my experiences from Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, and Beijing! It was quite the trip!
Another NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and again this girl is not involved. One day, I just might do it. I'm actually considering doing one in January. I know... it's unofficial, but November has got to be the worst month for me to try to write an entire novel. It's my busiest time of year as a photographer, and therefore the most stressful. Yes, I'm up late on the computer, but it's not with Word or Scrivener... it's with Photoshop. Sigh. There's guilt with either, but photography actually pays me, so it always wins ha!
Are you doing NaNo this year? How is it going?? (Or are you not allowed to visit blogs this month? ;)
Have you tried your own NaNo at another time of year? Was it hard to stay motivated if you were the only one doing it?
This time of year when the weather starts cooling off and decorations start going up, I like to bring out the movies that set the mood. Here are some of my seasonal favorites.
You've Got Mail Meet Me in St. Louis The Nightmare Before Christmas Hocus Pocus Casper Christmas:
Meet Me in St. Louis (yes, again!) White Christmas Desk Set Borrowed Hearts (I THINK this is a Hallmark movie) The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark) Prancer The Holiday Little Women While You Were Sleeping
Really, this list is probably the tip of the iceberg. I'm a sucker for holiday movies. I don't get the Hallmark channel, but every year my Mom records all the movies she thinks I'll like and we marathon them for weeks. What movies are must-sees for you this time of year? Anything I need to add to my list?
Lover of books, music, movies, crafty things, and chocolate. My contemporary YA novels WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN, and WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED are out now from Bloomsbury. Represented by Marietta Zacker of the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.