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NaNo Kickoff

I only stayed an hour past midnight at the NaNo kickoff here, but it was a good hour. I did type a bit slower than I normally do, but since I’m mostly flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to actual plot for my story it was a pretty good start. I think I’ve got things mostly figured out now and my character is driving the story, which is usually good news for me.

I currently stand at 1722 words written, with many more to come. I’m going to a four hour write-in tonight at 5pm and I’ll shortly be heading over to the gym to get my exercise on. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping to crest 10000 words at the write-in, if not more!

I will report back later with my final wordcount for the day.

Good luck fellow NaNoers!

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NaNo Goals

Unlike most years I’ve done NaNo, I’ve got a few extra goals outside of writing 50k.

I want to blog everyday, even if it’s just to post a word count. I actually thought about even doing a short vlog everyday, which I may still do depending on if I can find some software to go with my webcam. I’ll have to squeeze in the searching in between all my research for NaNo, my regular reading, and the whole getting healthy stuff.

My second goal is, well, to actually continue working out everyday. NaNo has a tendency to trump any and all other aspects of my life outside of work or school (if I’m going to school), so this year I want to make a conscious effort to get up every morning and hit the gym (minus Sunday which is my day off). Losing weight and being healthy should never take second fiddle to anything.

The third thing I want to do, is not ignore my non-writing friends. No matter how tempting it might be to go to a write-in instead of hanging out with friends, I want to make time for them because they make time for me. Not to mention if I can manage to blog everyday, write at least 1667 words a day, workout, go to my job and hang out with friends regularly, why can’t I do that the rest of the year too?

So here’s to hoping I am successful this coming month!

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What is this thing called sleep?

Sometimes I feel like that is how my brain feels despite how much my body craves the stuff. I’ve been awake for an hour now and I got a good three hours worth of sleep. Thanks to a Melatonin pill there were some of the best three hours I’ve had in a while. But the reality is that my body really wants another five to go with it, but my brain is switched on.

I’m not sure if it’s because the yoga just wasn’t enough to relax my brain last night. Or maybe I ate dinner too late. Or maybe there are so many things going through my brain that it just can’t relax right now.

Besides NaNo thoughts, which are many, I went to bed last night without getting all the stuff I needed for the gym ready last night. So now I have three hours to get ready for the gym. So I’m hoping that I don’t forget something like… a t-shirt to wear to work… or an extra pair of skivvies so that I don’t have to wear sweaty workout ones. Or pants, heaven forbid I forget the pants. But even if I did forget something, I’d still have an hour and a half after my workout to shower and run home to get whatever I forgot.

Maybe it’s my thoughts about food for the day that are keeping me awake! I like to plan out my food for the day the night before, but I didn’t get around to it yesterday since I worked a double shift. Which is why I also didn’t get my gym bag ready (not to mention I couldn’t find my old gym bag so I’m having to use my old NaNo tote bag D; ).

Or even that growing shopping list that I haven’t actually started writing down, but have just been recording in my head.

So in the next 3 hours I’m going to make my shopping list, count out my planned calories for the day, fill up my gym bag, make sure I have all the books I need to return to the library in tow and then head out to the gym so I can get my groove on. And then it’ll be off to work after a refreshing shower and if I can remember and if my brain is still going at a hundred miles an hour, maybe I’ll remember to hit up the store and do my shopping.

Here’s to hoping I can get everything I need for tomorrow done tonight, so that maybe I can sleep a good eight hours!

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