I did it again in 2013.
Only 5 days of November remaining and I am up to 43,886 words. A little less than 7,000 words to go. Only one more hurdle to overcome. Thanksgiving.
Will it be possible to cook and write at the same time? I definitely know I can eat and write at the same time.
I’m gonna gobble, gobble up those 7,000 words.
So close to my week three goal. Thanks to the universe for the weather today. It’s a perfect day for staying in and writing all day.
My Week Three Goals are:
1. Write 10,000 words
2. Resist the desire to edit what I’ve written
3. Attend a Regional Write-In for Support
4. Eat chocolate
Go WriMos everywhere! You can DO IT!!!!
Before any change can happen, I had to be aware that the change was needed. I want to repeat that I had to be aware, not my family, not my friends, not my boss. ME! The good news for you is that if you are reading this, then something inside of you is longing for something different.
Be Willing to Change
Just because I knew I needed a change didn’t mean that the change was automatically going to happen. I had to want to change. Why?!? Because if I tried to change because everyone else thought I should and not because I thought I should, the changes didn’t last. Only when I really wanted my life to be different and searched for solutions that worked for me was I able to make lasting change.
Build a Support System
Okay, for me, this was the hardest step because I spent most of my life being self-sufficient. So, it was extremely difficult to ask for help. The first time I went to a therapist was like climbing Mount Everest. I was light-headed and short of the breath the entire time. But slowly, over time, not only did I continue counseling but I build a strong support system. Sometimes I revert to my old ways of not asking for help, but whenever I do, they are always right there.
Family, friends, prayer, meditation, positive affirmations, writing, singing, dancing. All these things were my anchors and helped me to be present and feel when times got tough.
Halfway through the month and I’m at a little over 25,000 words. Excited about participating in the Evening of Scribbling Recklessly this Saturday so I can get ahead.
19659 words and 19 days left to go.
Keep on writing, keep on writing.
How’s your writing marathon day going? ARE YOU WRITING??? Do you have a word count goal for the day?