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October 30, 2012Posted by on
Really, it’s more about National Novel Writing Month approaching. Committed to make an effort to this, I’m going to need to change my daily approach. Add to NaNoWriMo, Debra Kreps throwing the gauntlet down with a November challenge of 30 minutes of exercise each and every day and, well, things will be changing.
It’s the kick in the pants I need. I’ve been wallowing. Wasting time. Lacking in motivation. Sitting in my recliner, blogging, playing Words with Friends, reading other blogs, and basically just not getting things done that need to get done.
This past year was the year of publishing. November 1 will mark the beginning of a year of writing. It’s time to get back to that. I’m still hoping for more votes in my poll, but at the moment The Irrepairable Past is in the lead — problem with that is that particular story is the least conducive to the frenzy of NaNoWriMo. It’s a slow story, not just in its action, but in its telling. It needs time to ferment, to develop. I’m not sure it’s the best thing to do in NaNoWriMo. But, it’s also the story I am most interested in seeing to completion at this point. So, we’ll see.
I’ve also been wallowing in the limitations caused by my groin injury. It’s been a year and a half since the first tear. A year since the third. Nine months since I finally saw a doctor. My 15-20 miles of weekly runs are now at zero. Week after week after week. I find it virtually impossible to find the motivation to do something else with any consistency. I’ve gained 15 pounds, seeing a number on the scale every week I never saw before. Most of my work clothes no longer fit.
Debra Kreps … 30 minutes a day. I’m gonna get it done. I need to regain a little bit of mojo. Writing and health. November, it begins.