Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Goal Number One for 24
In just a few days, I will embark on a month long journey towards crossing off the first goal on my Year of 24 Bucketlist: to participate in National Novel Writing Month. Although I sometimes tend to be unproductive with my writing, I came across the website: www.nanowrimo.org, and was immediately attracted to it’s services such as the tracking system, morale partners and a network in which I would be able to connect with many like or unlike-minded individuals.
One of my favorite novels, ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ by Mitch Albom totals up to 31,983 words, which is substantially lower than the 60,000 word novels that many adults read these days. But none of that matters to me. The focus is on experience, execution and the liberation of my creative ideas. During National Novel Writing Month, I intend to write something along the same length and theme. Therefore, I must produce 1,066 words each day to reach my end goal.
You know what this is going to take? Discipline.
During the first 23 days of November, I will be giving up ALL alcoholic beverages, sweets, fried foods, and will be limiting the amount of times that I will eat out/party. Since November 24th is Thanksgiving Day, I will not deny the possibilities of drinking wine and eating myself into comatose with my loving family, but I will ensure that my daily words are written.
There have been many times when I have begun a small journey only to give up right before the finish line. With each day that I breathe and each year that I am blessed with, my goal is to inspire someone and also, to never, ever, ever, ever give up on something if my heart truly desires it.
Remember, if I do not complete this goal, $30 must be donated to the One Life Brand Foundation (I know you are eagerly awaiting the details on what exactly this is. Details coming soon :)
The countdown is on, wish me luck and support!
One Life, You Decide™