I May Have Finally Lost My Mind

I’m overwhelmed and exhausted and although I’m doing several things at once all day long I never seem to get anything accomplished.  Tomorrow is November first and I’d REALLY like to participate in NaNoWriMo, which means I’d be writing an entire novel (about 50,000 words) in one month.  Just a straight-through first draft, but still, that’s a HUGE goal.  So I’m going to take a page out of FlyLady‘s book and put my timer to use.  Each day I will clean for 15 minutes and exercise for 15 minutes (OK, Zumba basic is 20 minutes, but close enough).  I will cook simple meals and always cook two days’ worth at a time. No TV, no reading novels, and I can only chat on the phone while I’m cleaning or cooking – Dianna and I have turned this into an art form.  15 minutes on Twitter – that’s all I get unless I have finished my NaNoWriMo goal for the day.  That last one may kill me.  I’m going to keep up with bloggy things I’m already committed to, namely 31 Days to Build a Better Blog with AP Freewriting 101 and the SITS tribe activities (Yay, Snow Leopards!), but I’m not adding anything else until December first (if I’m still alive).  In case anyone is interested, yes, it’s the “It Happened at Pippi’s” stuff I’m turning into a novel.  Beware, people who have commented favorably have ended up being written into the book 😉

Suggestions?  Cautions?  Words of wisdom?  Let me have it!

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7 thoughts on “I May Have Finally Lost My Mind”

  1. All I want is a signed copy when the book is published!!

    How exciting for you! Have fun. You have taken multitasking to an art form – you do realize that this is the beginning of the holidays, right?

    I made out my Thanksgiving menu today and I got all warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

  2. Good luck! I participated 2 years ago, and I only lasted about 3 chapters. It was a great start, though.

    My problem is that I host a big Thanksgiving with out-of-town guests, so I really can’t devote the time to writing my blog, let alone an entire novel, when there’s a house to clean, shopping, cooking, etc. But YOU can do it!!

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