There’s a whole lot of writing going on Tessism these days so it makes sense that the latest challenge has to do with writing. 20 days of writing, to be exact.
Today’s challenge: Dive, full force into NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month and write the first draft of a 50K word novel by midnight on November 30. Bonus–have fun along the way.
This challenge has me alternating between having my heart in my throat and being elated. I’m nervous that I won’t make it. I’m nervous that I will make it and the lengths it’ll take to make that happen. Regardless, I’m going to do it.
This challenge will break up the mystique of getting started. I’m learning from this month of challenges that it’s not always what you do, it’s that you do. Being in action is the victory. It is through that clear, deliberate movement that miracles happen. I’m ready.
Today’s victory: Learning that I am more unstoppable than I imagined. Nothing–no argument, no naysayer, no disappointment, no hurt feeling–will stop me.
Gratitude: I am grateful for the will to continue picking myself up every time.
On the horizon: My mind-state
“it’s not always what you do, it’s that you do.” Love it. Today was my “that I do” day. I started working on something I’ve been procrastinating on for way too long and made some progress. I was kind of afraid that I wouldn’t do as well as I wanted but that definitely won’t happen if I do nothing at all, right? Right. Now I’m pumped up about it and have some adrenaline flowing to keep me going…