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You know how… the year starts and everything is shiny and new and you are invincible? You can do everything. You’re going to make your health a priority, you’re going to save all the money, you’re going to make all the words and graphics. In January possibilities become a glittery supremacy. You’ve got your cape and your pencil. Look out world!

A furnace needs to be replaced, or a family situation has arisen, a better job, a new pet, a long-awaited trip to Hawaii to meet your slash-twin happens and priorities shift a bit. You don’t have the brain to devote to a hobby after a hellish shift at work. Maybe you got totally into the healthy thing and counting words has taken a backseat to counting steps. Or it’s possible that knitting season just never really ended.

Sometimes it happens that October ends and we’re a half million behind where we were at this time last year. *sigh* Sometimes it happens.

However, we are awesome. We can do this.

I can apologize for sliding with my commitment to you all. I’ve had a large number of the above excuses happen over the course of 2016 so far, and yes, I have a lot of knitting left to do. But I can also redouble my efforts, and slave drive you all into coming up with another 6.1 million words in two months. That’s a simple 101k words a day, or 466 words per person per day. Oh man, I really need to back off the math as the break down feels even more daunting. On the other hand, that’s less than a graphic every other day.

BUT – I’m not asking for that. We all function differently, different drives, different priorities, different output. So again, what I’m asking from you is just one more. One more word, one more graphic, one more challenge. ONE MORE WORD! We’ve got this!

So right now, you should be working on your NaNo or your SoJ. Or anything at all! Coming up in December we have the 12 Days of WIPness, and 100-in-100 where I’ll leave prompts every hour for the last 100 hours in the year. See, we’ve totally got this.

I shall buckle down, you each give me one more, and we all have fun while we do this. Let’s turn this blue news into a place to get up and go from! We’re on it!



( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 1st, 2016 05:33 pm (UTC)
we can do this!
Nov. 1st, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2016 05:50 pm (UTC)

And I have to say, even though your hurdles this year have thrown you off a bit, you're always in our corner, cheering and that makes all the difference. As someone who often feels like she has no one, knowing I can always count on someone to be cheering (whether you or the comm in general), it makes a huge difference in my world. So, don't be so hard on yourself when you stumble. :)

That said, I finished a weekend challenge from two weeks ago yesterday and just posted 2400 words to start November off right!

(And... my Fitbit just buzzed to let me know my lazy butt has been in this chair too long... off to go roam the office until I hit my 250 steps for this hour!)
Nov. 1st, 2016 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that means a lot. This crap with my dad lately had really been throwing me off.


Mine sent me an e-mail that I probably won't make my day if I don't get off my ass. *eyeroll*
Nov. 1st, 2016 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. :( If you need an ear, I'm always here for you.


Ah, and to think we chose to put these things on our bodies. Hah.
Nov. 1st, 2016 07:35 pm (UTC)

Thank you, I do know. And believe me, You'll be hearing about it soon enough.

I KNOW!! And I'll go home and walk around the pool until it's too dark AND too cold.
Nov. 1st, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
Whenever you're ready to unload... I've got cookies and coffee ready and waiting.

Argh! At least it isn't cold here (yet). But it is dark way too soon. One of the very few things I hate about my older girl having her license is that I don't take her to her group tennis lessons at the park any longer. I'd go and walk a good 2 miles while she played three times a week. I need to do SOMETHING.
Nov. 1st, 2016 08:43 pm (UTC)
I want to give you a rousing HUZZZAH! for your awesome speech. I feel like an athlete sitting in the locker room while coach revs us up and gets us excited to destroy the enemy team! :D

And now I shall go write something. ♥
Nov. 2nd, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ha haha!!!!! Yay!! I'm so glad you're invigorated!!!

We've got this!!!
Nov. 1st, 2016 10:44 pm (UTC)
THIS, exactly. I don't even know where the time goes any more, but I am committed to getting more words in between now and the 31st December! AND GRAPHICS!
Nov. 2nd, 2016 09:19 pm (UTC)
You can do this!!!

Nov. 2nd, 2016 11:09 am (UTC)
You are so right about real life getting in the way of our plans. All we can do is our best each day and NOT beat ourselves up--WOO HOO!!
Nov. 2nd, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
Exactly, every day is a do over, no matter what happened the day before!!!

We've got this!
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