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?