While for most writers November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and while many writers I know are posting daily updates on how many words they've written so far or how many poem drafts, I feel as if I'm going through a National Non-Writing Month.
But that's not true. Every day, I write. I'm writing queries, proposals, cover letters, book reviews. Just not fiction or poetry.
This weekend, I will have a short "getaway" to Alexandria for my own writing-sanity weekend. Yeah, it's not far, but it's got everything I need within walking distance from a hotel room, and it's only a half-hour drive from my house, so I don't have to waste a lot of time traveling. I plan to revise a lot of poems that have been lanquishing on my "editing desk" for months. And I plan to get in some good uninterrupted reading time.
This week, I'll be planning which books I want to bring with me...