I've written every day for a month and a half and I just randomly forget to write a post yesterday. Steve got home, that'll be my excuse, but it's not a good one considering he fell asleep on the couch at 8:30 and I watched TV and went to bed an hour later. There was no reason for me to neglect this other than just complete mindlessness. Damn it.
I'm in Barnes n Noble for the first time in over a month writing in my journal, which is what made my mind make the connection that I forgot to write a post.
Have I mentioned my plan of staying up from 10-midnight to start writing? It's going to be rough for a little while, it'll take some getting used to...I was tired enough for bed last night at 8, but I'm prepared to work at it and I hope my body just adjusts to it and it becomes an easy habit. I just can't think of any other time to fit it in, and I'm sitting here watching people read and write and work on homework and there's no place I'd rather be. And I want to do this forever. So it'd be nice if I could eventually do this for a living. It's extremely unlikely, I know, but I don't care. It's what I want.
So...NANOWRIMO is less than a week away and I've never done it before, but it seems like a good time to dive in and try it out. Here's the thing...with both my desire to start a new project and my need to make a habit of writing every evening and wanting to make the 10-12 thing a habit, it just seems like the perfect time to try accomplishing the 50,000 words in 30 days. What's stopping me? If I sleep until 6 or 6:30 it's a smaller amount of sleep than they recommend, but I really don't have any other time of day to do this. And it'll be my corner of the day...something I do for me...so I don't foresee it being detrimental to my health or anything.
Maybe I should go look into NanoWriMo strategies...and sign up on their page. Gotta say, I'm pretty psyched.
Coffee after dinner...that's how I plan to make this happen...in the beginning at least. And I have my trusty awesome 8 inch tablet (Asus VivoTab) with the great Zagg keyboard and OneNote program to jot down ideas on my soon to come Samsung Note 4...I sound like a commercial, I know, and it's a little disgusting, but I love gadgets. In a serious way. They have always been something I've loved so I'm pretty thrilled with the fact that so many of them exist now and they're so popular in general. I was the type who wanted a calculator watch, because who wouldn't want the ability to easily multiply 124 by 7 on your wrist whenever you need to? I wasn't even the nerdy math type, I just liked the thought of how convenient that would be. Of course, I had one and barely used it. Then I begged my dad for a cell phone back when they first came out. Begged him. Because how awesome would it be to be able to call my friends wherever I was? I was only 12 or 13 and had maybe one or two friends, but that didn't stop me from wanting one so bad. Imagine my delight when the iPhone came out...and then the iPad...they created more competition too, so everyone is stepping up their game, hence the fact that I'm switching to Windows tablets and the Note 4 Android phone. And I'm an adult now with the same giddy craving for gadgets and the money to buy them with (irresponsible purchases, yea, but I don't get pedicures or highlights in my hair, or massages, so there's that).
Time to go over to the NanoWriMo page. Wish me luck.
I also need to run tonight...it has been 6 days since the last time I've exercised...almost a record for laziness.