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?
With Camp NaNo starting next week I thought it was the best time to end my little hiatus. I’ve gotten some clarity and feel a lot better about a lot of things. I’m not saying everything is all better, but I’m in a better mind space at least. But I’ve realised I can’t mention things from past posts without new people becoming lost. And I’ve been trying to think of a way to address that without this becoming some sort of rambling essay about my life.
For the most part I figure people can figure out who’s who and what’s what. For the most part it’s easy to pick up. If anything is confusing I guess people can ask questions. I’m much better at answering questions about myself than just babbling about myself. Which makes having a blog even more baffling I’m sure, but what’s life without a little inconsistency? Well, I guess terrifying when my anxiety shows up to the party, but we’re working on that.
I’ve mostly just been working. Since I’m freelance I pick up whatever work when I can, and with the weather being so cold I haven’t really wanted to venture into the great outdoors more than I have to yet. I’ve also been figuring out what to do during Camp NaNo.
I was addicted to Skyrim for a bit, but I haven’t been able to play from a couple of weeks now. I’m trying to reorganise our house and I’ve been a little under the weather because of the cold weather. You would think since I was sick I would just sit and play games but my concentration would disagree with you there.
Most of my spare time will go to writing my Camp project, I think it’s going to be a collection of short stories but I’m not 100% sure just yet. I have some loose plot outlines I keep kicking about but don’t think will stretch into novels, some are interconnected so it makes sense for them to be all part of a collection. But I guess we’ll just have to see what happens.