Sunday, December 5, 2010

Time to Get Back on Track

November is over.  Thanksgiving, including the leftovers, is finished.  NaNoWriMo has come to a close.  Even the roofers packed (almost) everything up and split last night - which was good because it snowed overnight.  Now it's time to get back on track.

Because, you see, I got off track during November with certain aspects of my life and since November, I've gotten off track in others.

During November, I fell off my diet.  I also fell off any kind of cleaning schedule.  With only one book finished during the month, my reading was way off.  I haven't taken Daughter out for a drive since October (bad mom) and I can't remember the last time I did anything nice for my husband.  Additionally, I stopped querying.  All of that needs to resume.

Since 11/28, I haven't written a damn thing.  Writing needs to resume, too.

So, I'm making a pact with myself.  As of this morning, I am going to get back on track.  No more cake - which will be hard since I have two half cakes left from Friday.  No more laying around watching reruns of the same old shows for the dozenth time.  No more walking past the dust bunnies on the way into the kitchen for more snacks.  And no more putting off the work that my writing career requires*.

I guess you could call all of the above my pre-New Year's resolution package.

What are you doing to get back on track?  If you've stayed on track, how did you manage it?

*Yes, I know querying right now is problematic because of the approaching holidays, but if I allow myself that excuse, it'll be next year before I get anything done and who knows, by then I may get distracted by my NaNo novel and never get back to querying for Djinnocide.  (It's happened before.)


  1. Good resolutions! I did not do NaNo, but this past week at work I stayed 11 hours straight with no break Mon - Th to meet a deadline... so I too have been in TV zombie land. The house is a mess too, but that's kind of a regular thing that's intensified over the last week. I am going to do some writing today!

  2. I didn't do Nano but I need to stay on track too. I'm right there with you! I have about 6 more weeks of intense writing and a lot of bills to file away at home. It's a monster pile that's haunting me.

  3. These are great things to get back in order. Right now, I'm working on final exams and then I'm taking ten days of family time and then in January... life gets hectic AND awesome.