Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

It's Halloween today, my first Halloween without Brandon. We got up at 2am this morning and dropped him off around 2:45. He's off to the Big Island for some Army training for 3 weeks. This being apart thing seems to be getting easier! Or maybe I'm just used to it. Then again, it's only the first day. Check back with me in a week and we'll see how I am. :)

Today marks the last day of my normal life for a month. Tomorrow starts NaNoWriMo, a frantic struggle to write as much as I can as fast as I can. My goal: 1700 words a day. Manageable, achievable. I will be cranky, I will be frustrated, I'll be happy at times. It'll be the best of times, the worst of times. I am fully aware of the craziness that comes ahead of me. I'm excited, I'm nervous, I'm everything in between. Really, I can't wait to do it. I want to write my novel, I want to get it out and onto some tangible. I want my mountain bike too!!

These next 3 weeks without Brandon won't be too bad. It'll give me plenty of time to write. I think I might get bored at times because I almost always get bored everyday. I just need to keep myself busy!

Today I'm bringing Dexter to the dog beach as a little treat. Especially since he is insanely hyper, he needs it. Afterwards I am doing some final channelling of my story and brainstorming a bit, tying up some research loose ends. Then it's trick or treat time! I've never had trick or treaters, so I'm pretty excited. I have candy and everything ready. I think it'll be a good day. :)


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