My mind started racing, but I quickly realized something. I say Yes easily, it's the No I need to really think about. Or, rather, I am saying Yes to saying No.
So, I wish to say...
... No to people who don't appreciate the hard work and dedication I give to any project I say Yes to.
... No to those who wish to have me do their work for them. Exception: my children and husband. To them I say, help me, those clothes don't fly their way to the hamper.
... No to taking on any new November projects. NaNo is my focus. And I would like to hang out with my family that month some, too.
... No to overpacking my day to the point McDonald's is my only dinner option.
... No to ignoring my personal needs to make sure I meet everyone else's.
I am going to focus on saying yes to my writing and my family. For one month, I want to find focus. Yes, I still understand Life will play its games. But I am going in with my eye on what matters most.
Wish me luck.
What do you need to say No to?
A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) Update
NaNo is a mere week away. I think that's why I'm so focused on saying No to things. But I'm saying yes to...
... Filling out note cards with plot points for Chasing Memories.
... Getting ahead on editing, although not as quickly as I'd like. November 1st is staring me down.
... Accepting what I can't finish by November 1. I'm falling short on prewriting any blog posts. Guess I'll have to wing it. Worst case, I'll make apologies in December for lacking November posts.