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Friday, November 1

Welcome to November! Can you believe it? Hate to sound cliche but where did this year go?

Halloween was not the best day but I refuse to let that come between me and having a wonderful November. Things to carry into November:
  • I am taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. Have you guys heard of this? It's short for National Novel Writing Month. Write a novel (50,000 words) in one month. This is my first time really trying and I'm honestly very scared. But some of my absolute favorite books started out as NaNo novels (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. WHAT) so I cannot wait to try my hand at it. I'll never have a November where I'm not in school and have as much open time so the time is now. That averages out to about 1600 words a day. Oy vey. Anyone else doing this challenge this year? Let me know! We can support each other! I'll also post some updates on here for some feedback and support. GO TEAM.
  • I want this month to be full of inspiration. Lord knows I'm gonna need constant inspiration to stay fresh for NaNoWriMo. Let's talk about favorite books, favorite music, all the favorites! And more importantly, why are they favorites? What makes them stick out in our heads? Let's talk about it.
  • I'm meeting with my academic advisor at the U on Monday. Guys, school is so close I can taste it. I'm getting more nervous as time goes on and it gets closer. I hate that the mind does that. I really cannot wait to start a new chapter of my life. I want to leave everything that made me miserable or ill at ease behind and start over as me, not as preconceived me. 
  • Why would anyone ever feel embarrassed by emotions they are feeling or have felt? Feelings matter. If someone makes fun of your feelings or antagonizes you about the, that's their problem. If they call you a liar or waste their breath berating you, leave them behind. Hold on to good memories and feelings even if the present is weighing you down. They can't take your past away.
  • I want to stop letting every little thing live and breed under my skin. I'm so young, things are so unimportant in the long run. Maybe not unimportant but... inconsequential. People were right. Those huge problems in high school are nothing now. I remember how big they were then but now they mean nothing and I am fine when I though I never would be. This gives me me comfort when life gets rocky. In one month, it won't matter at all. 
  • CHRISTMAS AHHHHHHHHH
  • Diets are for squares and jerks. Bring on Thanksgiving dinner.
Happy November, lovelies. It's always been a favorite of mine.

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11 comments:

  1. Christmas! and NaNoWriMo! I wanted to do it this year but I have so many other things to do! Maybe next year. :) Good luck though!

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    1. Thanks! Look out for some progress reports! :)

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  2. stop it! pretty please let me read this novel you are going to be writing. like pretty pretty please!!! it would be the greatest thing of my life! pretty sure.

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    1. Girl you will be one of the first to read it!

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  3. I have been dreaming of writing a novel one day, but was too lazy for it, i have many ideas of what to write but i just cant get my butt off the couch! hmmm... i wanted to try that NaNoWriMo but this month ill be pretty busy because of school and of trying to have a good life. Wish you luck for this :)

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    1. I feel super lazy too. I'm hoping this will get my butt in to gear! Novels are hard! I've gotten into the habit of blogging, which is good but now trying to carry a story farther than a blog post is becoming quite a challenge!

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  4. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  5. Jealous that you are participating in NaNo! I am student teaching and about to graduate in December. Unfortunately unless I quit teaching I will probably never get to participate since teaching currently takes up my life, but you can do it! It will be exciting to see what you produce!

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  6. Aw that sounds amazing. Writing a novel in one month. I'm sure you'll do well, just take it a day at a time. Genius advice, I know. LOL.

    thank you so much for your last comment, it meant the world <3

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  7. amazing.. good luck with your writing this month!
    xx

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  8. I felt likee it went so fast! FLEW BY! Cute blog :)

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Thank you for your words; they light a fire in my heart. You are lovely.