Friday Five: Things I’m Thinking about in November
Halloween is done, although there’s still plenty of my son’s candy lurking on the counter and calling to me….November for me is the start of a mix of fun, family, and crazy juggling of holidays, school vacations, and–oh, yeah, some work! Here are just a few things on my mind for the upcoming month:
1. HOW big a turkey do I need to feed 11-13 people? And will that turkey fit in our smoker?
2. Is there any way to turn our refrigerator into one of those magical objects that’s a whole lot bigger on the inside that it is on the outside? Think Narnian wardrobe.
3. I should probably do some Christmas shopping this month. Oh, wait, there are a whole bunch of November birthdays to deal with first!
5. And the writing task–pick through every corner of my imagination and turn my MC’s mother into a serious, active antagonist who fills her daughter’s life with increasingly worse obstacles and problems. Oh, yeah, and keep moving the overall plot forward. And get my research done. And…okay, WAY more than five now.
I think I’ll watch some leaves fall, too, and enjoy the air getting more crisp and all the usual things about this month that makes Fall, even out here in California, my absolutely favorite season.
And you? What’s on your plate for November?