NaNoWriMo Update and a Pep Talk to Myself

So, last night while waiting for a new bus to come pick us up after the one we were sitting on decided to quit running, I finally started working on my "novel" for NaNoWriMo. I currently have a whopping 250 words. Go me. Actually, I was just doing some freewriting based on an idea I had for a book, plunking away on britney treo. I was going great, getting all the characters named and getting the basic gist of the story I wanted to write and I was writing and writing and writing, and all of a sudden I stopped because the story started going waaayyy off course. It literally threw me out of the moment. I thought, that's it then, I'm done. But then I thought, wait: isn't this what NaNoWriMo is all about? Letting your brain go off in all different directions and see what you end up with on November 30th?

Yes, I answered myself. Yes it is.

So, I'm going to spend the next couple of hours just writing. Not thinking, writing! It doeswn't mtter if I end up with a decent rough draft of a novel (or series of short stories or whatever!) or just a bunch of gibberish, I've just got to write!

Busy November

So, yes, it's November again, and along with doing NaNoWriMo (in which my current word count is a ginormous 0!) and NaBloPoMo, I'm also doing the Reading Challenge. My reading list for this year is:

  1. The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  3. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
  4. Bad Connection by Melody Carlson
  5. Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies

I decided not to count Gifts by Ursula K. LeGuin, which I'm reading right now, because I didn't sign up for the challenge until today.

November Resolutions

I actually forgot all about my October resolutions. I even had to back just now to see what I'd even resolved to do!  But, that doesn't mean I'm not going to try again in November! I am going to keep it simple, though in the hopes that I can actually accomplish them this time:

1. FinishNaNoWriMo.

2. Cook up healthy and hearty soups/stews/casseroles.

3. Hit the gym four days a week.

4. Drink more water.

Wish me luck!!