NaNoWriMo Day 16
*Halfway Done* Officially.
That’s the good news. The bad news is I’ve been something of an insomniac lately. You know—not going to bed until after 2am and not sleeping soundly and feeling mega-tired throughout the day. I guess it’s attributed to the fact that I’m writing a lot, and listening to a lot of music at night (and eating chocolate ice cream at 11:00pm). I think my brain is on information overload. Usually after I write a book I’ll take a break. Since I wasn’t sure I was going to do NaNo until about two weeks before it began, I didn’t really take into account that I was wrapping up another book. That means I’ve been *seriously* writing since August—almost four months straight. This is not working for my mental health. I’ve already designated December as a *no novel writing month* (NoNoWriMo) so I can enjoy the holidays, and start the New Year refreshed, with my batteries charged.
Of course, this is probably just history repeating itself. This will be the first year *ever* that I’m not stressing about finals or research papers. Maybe my body is just conditioned to be stressed out from November until the first week of December. My heart goes out to everyone in college; those who are wrapping up their semesters. I’m feeling your pain (psychologically, at least).
3: loads of laundry done
1: loads of dishes done
3: pieces of chocolate candy consumed
25,107: NaNo words written
24,893: words to go