Today my progress report will be in pictures.
“Why?” you ask?
Because today my progress report has little to do with writing, and much to do with preparing for the writing that WILL happen in the craziest month of the year, which begins in two days. Actually, a day and a half now.
November survival package Subscribe and Save order came from Amazon today. Well, the rest of it did. Coincidentally enough, everything that came today was basically the rest of what I needed to get through NaNoWriMo.
Let’s take a closer look…
What writer doesn’t recognize the deep need for coffee, especially during a 50,000+ word month? Now, this is actually my husband’s coffee, as I usually drink Green Mountain; but I can practically guarantee I’ll be going for some of this darker, bolder coffee during the month of November. Which is why I’m glad I buy it in bulk!
My smoothie mix. A scoop of this with my Flax milk, and I have a complete meal in a cup. And it’s chocolate. Bonus!
When I get sick of coffee (gasp!!! I know, right??) I pull out the chai tea. Sometimes, I even choose it over coffee. Yum!! (Yes you do see six cartons there. It doesn’t go as far as you might think when it’s National Novel Writing Month.)
With all the coffee and tea I drink during NaNo, I need to remember to balance it out with water. I’m a big water drinker anyway, but plain water is boring to me. That’s where these little babies come in. Delicious, flavored water with no artificial sweeteners. (Sometimes I throw in a little PureVia if I need it to be sweet.)
No, that bottle of dry shampoo didn’t sneak in there accidentally. It’s actually very helpful. Think about it.
These stay by my desk at all times. They are perfect for when your brain and fingers are teaming up against your stomach and losing. “Here, stomach, have a Kind bar and shut up.”
There’s more, like the stash of chocolate and huge bag of Gala apples in the pantry. And let’s not forget about the wine down in the cellar. And thank God for meal planning, since my kids and husband kind of still have to eat. I might have to buy a few more laundry baskets though.
If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, are you prepared? If you’ve written about your survival stash, please share a link in the comments!