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Now the month-long chaotic escapade known as NaNoWriMo is over. Let me do damage control for a minute.

Each year, NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) has the rather lofty goal of writing 50,000 words in one month.

And this year I only did a little over 27,000.

One must know one’s limitations. My limit is apparently 27,000-ish words. I’m still proud of that, but I know I can do better.

(In my defense, real life happened several times, like job hunting and working on Validation and Johnson & Sir. I didn’t have either of those last year, but this year I did. I’m not complaining, though.)

On to other news, now that November is over, we’re all in December, and that means Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or (for the rest of us) Festivus.

If you would like a custom-made piece of art for a loved one this year, I’m offering my services for you! My rates are all over on this blog post. I will draw you anything you like, from owls to awesome ladies.

This month I’m doing my best to keep my other projects light. I need to go easy on myself and free up space in my day for making Christmas presents – for family, and for friends who would like something awesome drawn.

Also! You should be reading this new blog, The Twitching Eye. It’s all about writing and mental illness but delivered in a way that’s fun and refreshing and great to read. She just started but she updates every Wednesday. Keep it bookmarked!

SHAMELESS PLUG SENTENCE: You should be reading Validation and Johnson & Sir, and I also finished up my current run of Mini-Comic Theater while also updating Facebook and Twitter and getting new things on Behance.

That’s all for now, and don’t forget to relax!