Like the last time I did this, I'm not following the rules. I'm starting with a novel I've already begun and I'm not worried about getting exactly 50,000 words in 30 days. For me, the object is to get writing. Last time, I got a little over 11,000 words. If I can double that this time, I'll be psyched.
To that end, I'm changing a few of my habits this month.
- Skipping the news: I'm kind of obsessive about this, so it is going to free up a lot of my time, but it's also going to be really hard. I'm alerting all those close to me that I'm going to need an email or phone call if some huge news event happens. I already don't have cable so I got all my news off the internet.
- Pajamas all day: Okay, not every day, but some days. I'm kicking off day one in my yoga pants... that I slept in.
- Easy dinners: I don't pretend to be a fancy cook, but this month I'm going even more bare bones. No cutting meat or chopping veggies. If the recipe requires more than 20 minutes of prep, I'll save it for December.
- No more reading: I finished my last book and review for the blog last night.
So if I write fewer blogs this month, it's because I'm busy writing my next novel.