It’s a new day, a new week, and it’s time to get down to business.
No more getting sucked into marathons of Say Yes to the Dress. No more allowing myself ‘just two minutes online’ that turn into twenty. No more ‘that’s good enough for now,’ when I’m fairly certain I could double what I already did. No curling up in my Snuggie and knitting all day¹, even though my poor throat is a little scratchy and my nose a little stuffy.
This week’s only a two day work week for me, since we’re leaving Wednesday for Kansas City. I hope to really dig in on these two days, and not just say, “Oh well…it’s a short week, next week will be a fresh start.” Because, really? I have a tendency to gravitate toward fresh starts.
While I’m thinking about catching up and making progress and all those sorts of things, let’s all give some encouragement to Melissa! Melissa is still pressing on with her NaNo project, on which she caught up by 7,000 words in about a day. Her subject matter is tough (Hell) so she needs all the support she can get to finish strong. Click here to read about her awesome catch-up, click here to read about her more recent struggle with her book. Keep it up, my friend, you can do it!
All right. It must take some kind of discipline to catch up by 7,000 words, and I’m inspired by this kind of discipline! This number isn’t really a sustainable number for everyday purposes², and I’m aiming for more like half that today, but it reminds me that much more is possible if I’ll just stay at the table and keep writing.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, watch this ridiculous Snuggie advertisement if you’ve never had the, uh, privilege. Also, head on over to Melissa’s blog to read all about Blame it on the Weatherman! And if you’ve done all that, and still want to procrastinate, you could always knit your kitty a sweater. Just be warned, the kitty will hate you and destroy your decorations.
¹As for the Snuggie, we received two as Christmas presents last year. Now we can feel warm and look like we’re in some wacky cult at the same time! Yay! As for the knitting, well, I’d like to be better at it. My first project was in sixth grade, where I knitted a turtle-neck sweater for our cat as a Christmas present. You can imagine how well poor Ginger reacted when I tried to stuff her head through the too-small hole. (Short answer? She ran up the Christmas tree.)
²But for a one- or two- day mini-writing-marathon? Very nice.