Everything sucks, but NaNoWriMo is near

Finals are approaching rapidly. So, of course, this means I have both exams and ridiculous time-consuming projects to complete by early December. What online programs grant students in fewer (albeit long) assignments and ease of discussion, they demolish your life in finals activities. Suddenly, I’m having to block out time to read books, write even longer papers, and maintain what is left of my dignity.

That said, when I’m not citing everything I say to my real-life friends, the last item on the above checklist rings true. I’ve just finished Day 20 of this 30-day yoga challenge, and while it only allows about 20 minutes a day of complete solace, it’s really been beneficial to my sanity (that is, escaping the monotony of lectures conducted by old white men).

But as Finals From Hell approach, so does National Novel Writing Month! In 2009, 2010, and 2011, I successfully “won” NaNoWriMo by writing 50,000 words of a novel-like piece in 30 days. (Last year doesn’t count. If you know me well, you know why.) This year, in an attempt to keep my fingers nimble for the mountain of essays I will be writing for school, I will also be tackling NaNoWriMo in a somewhat unorthodox manner. And guess what? This is good news for my faithful readers!

Every day in November, I will be writing the suggested 1,667 words per day for NaNoWriMo in blog form! Whatever comes to my mind that day, whether it be a memory, a person, or how much I hate my life being sucked away by school, I will write about it. To give you an idea of how much writing that is, I’m at about 280 words in this post so far. It’ll give me a chance to reflect on the things that really matter (subjectively, at least…unfortunately, I’d like my master’s degree to matter, too) and will hopefully allow me to keep this blog active, something I haven’t been too good at lately.

So look forward to that! If you don’t see me here before then, know that I am alive and will be back on November 1. Cheers!

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