October Pledge

It’s Friday again. Hello Friday, how do you do? And how do you do?

In England, shops already have their Christmas decorations out. My mind is numb to it, because just a blink of an eye ago it was summer.

Oh, how I have lagged behind, folks.

Life is very difficult, and there are a lot of bends and twists along the way. Some are happy, and lots are bleak.

I have some big plans, though. Let us see if they come into fruition!

One of my large plans is to knuckle down for real this year and do NaNoWrimo like it’s meant to be done. I want to finish this novel once and for all, even if it is a shoddy mess by the time it is done.

SO, I pledge to write 30,000 words this November. The maths is very easy. That’s 1000 words a day. I think I can do it. I will also be taking off around 5 days of work this month, to focus solely on writing and planning and creating things that have been put on hold for way too long.

I have drafts of blog posts from FEBRUARY, that were meant to be published. I just didn’t have time! Life hit me like a tonne of bricks, and work is just an all-consuming, all-encompassing presence. It is stressing me out. Commuting for 2-3 hours a day, plus running my house, plus keeping mentally sane and maintaining relationships without being a selfish, paranoid arse, pardon my French, is making me fat, miserable, lonely and inadequate.

SOMETHING has got to give.

So this November, I am promising to make a new start. If my novel is finished properly by the end of December, I will have lived up to this new standard. But, first, 30,000 words in November.

Can I do this??

How haveΒ you been, fellow bloggers? Do let me know in the comments below!

 

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6 thoughts on “October Pledge

  1. Good to hear from you!

    You can do it, but it will require commitment and planning. Keep this in mind: All successful people have goals with a plan to achieve those goals, and know their priorities in order to implement the plan.

    Life has been good at this end. I had a blog break because of fun travel.

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  2. Good for you for giving nano a try, Lenora. The thing I like best about it is that it gives me an excuse to be a serious introvert and just write. Do you write during your commute? That would be a great time to crank out some words. I wish you great luck! Happy Nano!

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    • Ahhh would that I could write during my commute – I have to drive so no writing going on then unfortunately! But I have started to listen to audiobooks which is very helpful as I get tonnes of ideas doing that, which I then scrawl in secret at work! Hah, I completely relate about having an excuse to be a serious introvert! I remember you did it last year πŸ™‚ Will you be taking part this year?

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      • Yes, starting nano tomorrow and going to give it the best effort! And sorry that you have to drive for your commute. That’s a huge chunk out of your day. I was hoping that you were on a bus or train. Audio books is a nice compromise. πŸ™‚

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