The Month of Living Dangerously

In the month of November I’ve been trying to write 50,000 words to a novel AND lose 20 pounds to my waistline. What was I thinking??! I was thinking I’d take a break from writing (and blogging about writing) and starving myself, to create a disturbing poster in which I replace Mel Gibson’s face with mine.  Talk about a bad idea! What was I thinking??!


Here are my Stats for NaNoWriMo for November 23:

Average Per Day 1844
Words Written Today 1768
Target Word Count 50,000
Target ~ Words/Day 1,667
Total Words Written 42,434
Words Remaining 7,566
Current Day 23
Days Remaining 8
At this rate, you’ll finish November 28
Words/Day to finish on time 946

Writing a book is proving EASIER than losing weight. I’ve lost 13 pounds so far, and have a week to go.  That’s 1000 words and 1 pound each day.

I have a feeling I’m going to cross the 50,000 word finish line before I cross the 20 pound finish line, especially with Thanksgiving approaching.

What was I thinking??!