Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rushing to 2011

The last month has flown past and there were three significant 'moments'.

It was the beginning and end of Nanowrimo - National Novel Writing Month. Would be authors from all over the world enter a frenzy of writing. The goal - 50 000 words in 30 days. South Africa had roughly 780 authors registered. I wrote 53000 words last year and this year, scrambled to 51000. My characters fortunately are more creative than me. Grabbing every spare moment to write puts every thing else under pressure.

Its the final run up to the 7th Sabie Experience mtb stage race and this month is always a wrestle with suppliers, budgets and late entries. We also through in the traditional pre ride where we give the routes the once over. This completed my training for the World Fun ride Champs as we like to call it. The 2nd largest time road cycle event in the world, the Momentum 94.7. Base I had in plenty but speed an intensity??? Not even my favourite friend, USN's Anabolic Nitro could maintain the headlong rush. I faded towards the end but thoroughly enjoyed owning the streets of Jozi for one day.

One other notable event was the arrival of my book on the Freedom Challenge's Race across South Africa. That was a proud moment to see that huge adventure in print.

Tomorrow is December! Then it is 2011.

Its all too fast!