It’s funny how a month can go by, just like that – and before you know it, the new month is literally just a handful of days away.
So, much like I realized yesterday that NaNoWriMo is nearly here, this morning I sat down and entered in all my latest work deadlines. October has been a very slow work month for me, which was a little bit unusual because between now and February is normally my “busy season”.
So last week I sent out an email to a wonderful client of mine, and she let all her colleagues know that I had time available.
And now my November is crazy busy. And yes, it’s also the month I’m going to write a 50K novel.
But I figure, no worries. My main problem has always been procrastination. So, surely, the answer to the dilemma is, quite simply, forego the pleasures of procrastinating between now and November 30.
(Because, no doubt about it, procrastination is pleasurable. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t indulge in it so much. Right?)
Plus a boatload of deep breathing and relaxation exercises might come in handy.
I’m also trying not to think about Christmas, my favorite time of the year. December’s looking nice and slow right now, so I expect to have time to do all the holiday things I love in December. It’s okay that I can’t get a start on things in November. Really. It’s okay …
What about you? How’s your November shaping up? And, for those of you who celebrate Christmas, when do you get a start on all your holiday shopping?