Writing Buddy

Today was the first day of NaNoWriMo, and I wrote 1681 words.

I had a kitten keep me company from the box. He at least kept me entertained.

It’s the 10th of October

and again, I’ve not followed through on anything that I’ve said I’m going to do.

This is normal for me.

I had 110 hours the last schedule, but I’m not going to use that as an excuse. I could have written any time that I wanted. I just didn’t.

But I found a great series by Abbie Emmons that has me ready to start planning my novel! Like, I could do some pre-writing brainstorming right now! Only reason that I’m not is because it’s like 930 at night, and I have to work in the morning.

But here’s the series I found:

I’m ready to write some meet-cute, some friends to lovers, maybe even a love-triangle. It also has me wanting to continue reading the Carrie Ann Ryan series Montgomery Ink. I’m actually re-reading the Boulder series, because I read them so fast earlier this year, because hello, Covid-19, that I forgot pieces of it when I started reading her “Promise Me” series, which is a spin-off of the first Boulder book, Wrapped in Ink.

Well, I guess I know how I’m going to spend my Columbus Day. Nope, not celebrating his so-called finding of America, but my renewed passion to write. And read!

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The End of 2020?

Goals. Goals. Goals.

Goals! I have them.
Goals, I need them.
Goals! I made them!

I decided on 5 track-able goals for the end of 2020.
1. Health based
2. Writing related
3-5 are home related!

Weigh 130 lbs

I don’t want to weigh less than 130, but if I’m over at the end of 2020, but I achieve the other goals for this, I’ll be more than happy.

  • Drink half my body weight in ounces
  • eat veggies most (2B Mindset)
  • finish a workout program

Finish a First Draft

I want to write a novel. I want to write one really bad. This year, it’s going to be my year.

  • set up OneNote for the novel
  • create a basic plot
  • write 50k (for NaNoWriMo)
  • finish the book

Organize Closet

I love our house, and I love the master closet. It’s big. But it’s a bit of a mess.

  • Go through boxes (we still have boxes from when we moved)
  • Organize hanging clothes (shirts/dresses/etc)
  • Figure out organization. Some of our bathroom stuff needs to go in the closet. 😉
  • Figure out lighting and shelves. If the organization needs an overhaul, we’ll have to change the shelving too. And I’m not a fan of the light fixture in it.

Organize Bedroom

We have a good sized bedroom, but we both have a lot of clothes, and I refuse to part with what I don’t have to. Plus, I want to add a smallish desk to the room as well.

  • go through clothes (meaning stuff that’s never going to fit again, and doesn’t have meaning to me, stuff like that)
  • work on arrangement ideas 😀
  • set up any furniture (I need at least one more dresser, and we plan on adding a tv to the room)
  • make bedroom part of daily routine (picking up laundry, making bed, etc)

Set Up Office Area in the Basement

Our basement is full but unfinished (well, finished, but not …). So I’m trying to figure out how I want the basic area set up for the office area and working out.

  • Get rid of the trash. You know, empty boxes, used things, etc.
  • Work on arrangement ideas. I have over 1200 square feet to work with. That requires a plan 😉
  • Set up the official workout area. We got the puzzle foam pieces to make it work.
  • Figure out filming area. I want to be able to do videos, and well, I need an area to do it that doesn’t look busted and unfinished.

So … I need to write!

I had plans to work on some NaNo prep this week. It’s now Thursday and wanna know how much I have done?

If you guessed nothing, you’d be 100% correct! UGH!

I guess it might be time for me to take my Surface to work with me on a daily basis. I can hide in a corner or the conference room on breaks if I need to 😀 I already have permission for that (so I can have a quiet space when I feel a panic attack coming on).