A few days ago, after having apparently absorbed the ever-increasing #NaNoWriMo posts in my periphery, I decided this would be the perfect time to get back in earnest to my young adult fantasy novel that I had been writing–emphasize on the “had” part–and then had lapsed on due to a few fairly major, if good, life events. And that was before COVID-19.
Once I made the decision to take on #NaNoWriMo once more, I instantly felt better. I’d been missing my characters and their world without really doing much about getting back into it. Perhaps I needed this extra aegis of support to boost my dedication.
I’m home today, taking care of my guinea pig, Teddy, who recently underwent a rather big dental procedure for such a little guy. He’s feeling all weird-toothed and groggy, so I’m keeping an eye on him despite feeling rather helpless most of the time.
So I have to say, getting the mail today really helped make my day, because…
The official MVP box arrived.
Microsoft does good presentation:
Now what you’ll see next is more than one box, for another gift arrived today.
On the left side are the goodies from a random drawing done in the Microsoft Tech Community. I was lucky enough to be one of 10 winners. They loaded up this box just great!
On the right are the goodies that represent my MVP renewal. Last year, I received the actual award base; you add the little date discs to it as you progress in MVP-ship.