Photo by Riverseal (flickr)
So, last week I shared how I participated in the Camp Marathon for NaNoWriMo (the NaNoThon). Well, today I had two great pieces of news related to the NaNoThon that really made up for a long, tiring Monday.
Not that my day was bad or anything. Far from it. It was just a 10 hour day, from start to leaving work, including a 4:00 pm meeting that went until just before 6:00. Then there was work to finish after that. This is my normal Monday, and is the curse of working with a client that’s 15-16 hours ahead of us (4:00 our time is currently 9:00 am their time). I’m still enjoying it and learning a lot, and hey: overtime’s alright.
But! It was long and I was tired by the end of it. So just imagine my excitement when I got home and checked the mail to find my Camp NaNo donor goodies awaiting me! A brand new patch to add to my NaNoWriMo hoodie (that I’ll have to show you sometime).
Then, I checked my e-mail to learn that I was one of the lucky people that won a NaNoThon Donor Bonus prize! So I have a Chris Baty Studios poster coming my way (which are beautiful and completely writer-themed. It will likely be donated to my local NaNoWriMo group if it’s one I already have), along with a subscription to The Writer and an album download from Debs and Errol (which I have been listening to while writing this blog post).
So there you go: a rather uninspired Monday that ended up with me feeling pretty excited about NaNoWriMo stuff (we got some more good news about this year’s NaNo plans with our new partner, which I am saving for just the right moment to reveal) and life in general (a health insurance rebate cheque? Yes please!)
What was the best thing that happened to you today?