November is the month where everything becomes complicated. Less than a week into NaNoWriMo, work and real life take over and there is little to do.
Work is the thing that has taken most of my attention. It so hard to find the time and then, when I am home, I just want to do something mindless because I am so mentally exhausted. I try to write but I quickly lose interest and just want to veg. It’s actually really disappointing because that is how I usually am with the days I work. I can’t bring myself to do anything more than I have to on days that I work, unless it’s something like laundry or something that can’t be avoided. On my days off, it’s about getting things done. Motivation is sometimes hard to come by.
So at this point, I may not finish writing 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo, but I am determined to write as much as I can before the end of the month. At least, then, I can do something I proud of. And it’s a start. I may have written myself into a corner with my characters and the plot but I can at least write as much as I can.
Real life though has been distracting. If it is not work, it is something else. The holidays are coming up and I found out a few weeks ago I am getting temporarily transferred to a different store in Norfolk for the holidays. I really haven’t told any of my friends except one of my old managers who I considered one my closest friends. I’ll be shift leading over there full time instead of my home store. I really wasn’t given a choice in the matter but it’s for the best. I wasn’t going to managing as much at my home store with the holidays but rather trying to worm my way into the server and bartender schedules. At least this way, it doesn’t mess with my money. And it is a good opportunity to grow as a manager. The only thing is, I don’t know anyone there, except for the GM, who used to be one of my old GMs. It’s a learning experience.
The holidays is another matter all unto itself and is another post.
But today, I did head down to Virginia Beach and shopped around for cold water accessories. I bought a 4/3mm wetsuit back in September and found a cheap set of O’Neill booties and gloves from Billabong. Hey, at least I can look forward to a few outings at the beach come late fall and early winter. And always find time to write.