It’s NaNoWriMo prep time again

I wasn’t sure I was going to throw my hat into the ring this year, but I figured what the hell, might as well. So this week I’ve been sprucing up my NaNo profile and trying to pick what I’m going to work on this time. There are a few ideas that I’m still toying with and I’m aiming to have it narrowed down by the end of next week. Or not. I made a deal with myself that I was going to learn from past mistakes and not stress as much this time around. Actually, that’s recently become my new motto for life, because as cliche as it sounds life’s too short for that bullshit. Though this is easier said than done.

Anyway thing are still sort of messed up, and I’m behind on a lot of things. But I haven’t been writing anything lately so I figured jumping into NaNo would help. I should be able to carve out some time every day to chip away at the 50,000 word goal between work and taking care of the daily house stuff, oh and add a family member who needs extra help. I mean who needs sleep?

I shouldn’t complain, my Mom and I split a lot of the house/caregiver stuff. And Chris is a huge support when he’s not working. It just still feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes.

But here’s my survival plan for NaNoWriMo 2017:

  • Stockpile playlists on 8tracks so I have a soundtrack for any story/mood.
  • Not beat myself up if I don’t reach my daily goal. Some days I’ll write more than others and in the end it will probably even out.
  • Meal plan. We already try to do this, but sometimes I forget. So I got to make sure I don’t forget.
  • Don’t Panic.

Uh, I’ll probably have to revise that list as I go. Because that doesn’t seem like much of a plan. At least it’s a start, right?

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Let the madness begin

Camp NaNo’s April event has finally begun.  Last night we did our weekly grocery shopping trip so I loaded up on Cherry Pepsi, coffee, and some healthy snacks so I can grab something quick and not feel guilty. I already have a massive amount of tea, and I’ve sort of banned myself from buying any more for awhile…unless something really good pops up on one of my tea shops. Or there’s a really good sale.

I have a lot going on this month.  There’s the usual daily grind, plus a few extra events and appointments thrown into the mix. Plus the yard clean up and gardening that needs to be done when the weather evens out. We’ve been trying to get on that for awhile now but Mother Nature just isn’t co-operating. But that’s okay. I don’t mind the rain, it’s just the cold that brings problems.

I’m ready though. I’ve got a project I’m really invested in. I’ve got a good source of music to listen to while I work. I’ve been working on my time management skills. So now I just to start the writing.

To all my fellow participants I wish you luck. It might be frustrating at times, time might fly by, but I hope at the end you’ve reached your goal. And if you haven’t don’t sweat it. There’s always July.

Note: I started this at midnight and hadn’t started writing yet. I was tired last night and was going to add more in the morning, but that didn’t happen. I’m now nearly 1000 words into my project.