Month Impossible: Day Eleven


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I said yesterday that weekends are when I catch up. I’m reminded today, though, that Sundays in the fall are when I get very little done, due to football.

I’m in two fantasy football leagues this year, and doing poorly in both. I’m floating around the .500 mark in each league, and each week that I win in one league, I lose in the other. You’d think that the win would make up for the loss, but I’m a competitive person and the wins hurt a lot more than the losses feel good. The fact that fantasy football depends heavily on luck and things outside my control does not help one bit.

But the bigger issue is that, once 1pm rolls around and the games start, I start checking my teams’ progress. Obsessively. Basically I stare at the computer screen as it refreshes every few seconds. I also check email and Twitter, and post little emails and comments. the time flies and little of value is accomplished.

This afternoon I forced myself to work on a website migration during the games. This kind of work doesn’t take as much brain power, so it’s good for my Sunday afternoon split attention. This evening I didn’t turn the TV on, and I checked scores only occasionally; my being desperately behind and having little hope made this sadly easier.

For NaNoWriMo I wrote about 1200 words so far tonight, and 6,700 overall. I’ve got a bit more to do tonight on that. My new goal is 2500 words a day, every day, for the rest of the month. If I can do that, I’ll reach the goal.

For DrawMo I drew the boot you see here. I love these boots. They’re a deep, dusky red, and they’re by Frye. They’re comfortable and seem like they’ll last forever. Wearing them almost makes up for the fantasy football loss.

2 replies on “Month Impossible: Day Eleven”

  1. Cindy, I cannot believe how incredibly full this month is for you. Month Impossible, indeed! I admire your optimism and dedication, and ability to readjust your NaNoWriMo daily word count to make the deadline. It’s definitely doable — keep up the pace!

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