National Novel Writing Month for 2023 has come to an end. I wrote 16,602 words for my Meandering Mandy travel blog! I had a wonderful time writing with friends at Panera Bread, Café Literato, Flying High Tea, and Teays River Brewing & Public House, as well as virtually from the comfort of my own home. This was the eighth year that I have participated in this event, and I have beaten the word count of four years! I am quite proud of myself! I will continue to publish my blog posts throughout the year, and I will continue to write about my travels. Thank you for reading!