Two thirds of the way through the month! To be frank, it has been easier to come up with daily topics than I thought it would be. Turns out there’s a lot of shit to talk about in the realms of politics and religion… Who knew?
Here’s an overview from the past week:
9 posts containing 5,581 words. I wrote about the lies told by anti-choicers, oppression, the tenacity of the human spirit, the right wing propensity toward violence, new projects on the horizon, and more. My original goal was 15,000 words for the month, which I’ve already exceeded. I’ve written more with each passing week, and I’m proud of that accomplishment, but it’s crazy to think that I am going to need to more than double my output in order to reach the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words for the month of November. This blog will definitely be taking a backseat to other writing endeavors starting November 1, so I hope you all enjoy being inundated with my daily ramblings while they last.
I already spend a lot of time on the computer, so committing to something like NaNoWriMo will likely require that I spend even more time in front of a screen, and that’s going to require some changes. To that end, I’ll be buying either a treadmill desk or a stationary bike desk by the end of the month. Having gained at least 20 pounds over the last year (thanks, laziness and desk job!), I definitely need to make some positive changes so that I don’t pack on even more weight while writing a novel. I thought about hiring an assistant to follow me around and take dictation as I jog, but it turns out that hiring an assistant is rather expensive, whereas buying some sort of workout machine is usually just a one-time purchase. I’ll probably also play around with some dictation software on my phone, so that I can run around my neighborhood and provide residents an opportunity to play Bluetooth Or Crazy, everyone’s favorite 21st century game.
This has been Day 22 of my blog-a-day goal for the month of October. I hope to write 500 words or more per day, or ~15,000 for the month, to get myself in the habit of writing every day. How do you keep yourself motivated for creative pursuits? It’s definitely something I find difficult.