Not only is it a new month, but it's NOVEMBER! Which means another stab at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month - 50,000 words in 30 days).
I don't expect to win (aka make it to 50,000 words), and considering how sparkpeople and exercise have consumed so much of my time over the last few months, I don't know how I expect to find time to write *anything* much less 1667 words per day, but there ya go. Call me crazy. (No really, it's okay - it's not a new thing.)
So I was already planninng on being a NaNo-rebel anyway and working on the memoir that's been rattling around in the back of my brain for years. I figured this would be the push I needed to start getting the story of my mom's stroke down on paper. But apparently the Universe had other plans - as I was creating a new folder to keep my 2010 work in tonight, I made the mistake of opening my story from last year...and got sucked right back into it. I'd only gotten about 3000 words in...it's now closer to 4000. So I'm still being a rebel (you're supposed to start something NEW, not add on to a work in progress), but too bad. I like these characters (I rarely get past building the characters and introducing them when I'm writing fiction, not unlike D&D - I can create characters for HOURS but actually role-play? Not so much). And seriously - it had been a year since I looked at those paragraphs and almost didn't recognize them as mine, I got so sucked in...which tells me apparently *I* find it interesting, so it's worth seeing where it goes.
That said...I'm tired. Super bone-weary-I-just-want-to-curl
-up-in-bed tired. Unusually so, even for a Monday. Which makes me wonder if I'm either coming down with something or fighting off something (this after I checked the calendar and determined I've got a week before hormones should be a factor). Honestly it wouldn't surprise me, since a few of my co-workers have been dealing with colds and flu, and I haven't been as consistent with my vitamins as I should be. *sigh*
So I don't know...I didn't work out yesterday because I totally fell over after working nearly 11 hours (I went home early, but it still came out to more than my usual 10) and slept until 8pm (my usual wake-up time to get to work by 10pm). I got a good extended work out in on Saturday, and there's Zumba tomorrow. I *should* try to get more mileage in for my BLC14 team's "Marathon Miles Challenge" today . But...
We'll see how I feel when I get home.
No new spark goaks for November - just keeping on with what I've been doing for the BLC14 and Harry Potter Challenges already. Another reason I should probably get my butt to the gym today - I REALLY want to see a better number on the scale for this week's weigh-in. Last week marked the half-way point in the BLC14 challenge, and as of Wednesday I've only lost 5 pounds. I was hoping for 20 in 12 weeks...and unless I have a sudden "whoosh" (which happens with me sometimes so it IS possible), it's not happening. *sigh* Maybe I'm just disheartened right now, which is affecting my enthusiasm levels - don't know.
I'll have to ponder that further when my brain isn't mush.
(look, it's my brain)