I am completely out of my element this November for National Novel Writing Month and it feels awesome. I have never written a Fantasy before...so the words are coming very slowly. I'm okay with this. Rather than count on the weekends to get 10-15K words...I'm getting back to the basics...I will write 2K words a day. I love the month of November...it gets colder...the fun of the holiday season starts...and I write a crappy first draft of a novel. I love having to adjust my life to be sure I have time to write. I love keeping track of my word count. I love that I can wear all of my boots. I love that each year I focus on something different. This year is all about balance...time with gym, time for soccer hooliganism, time for work, time for paying attention to my health, time for writing, time for sleep, time for play with friends and family, and time to just be. Each year I fear that delving into the writing world will bring back old habits...too much food, too little activity, and too much time in my own head. I have vowed to not let this happen this year. I have vowed to not eat my way through my novel writing adventure either. I think that is why I am focusing on the 2K words a day. I don't want to put myself in a situation where I have to sit and write for an entire day to catch up. So here is my November plan...10K steps a day...2K words a day...and time for work, sleep, and play. I got this. Happy November!!