Here is my checklist for NaNo: Idea Pajamas Slippers Candles Coffee Green Tea Diet Pepsi Advil Pumpkin Muffins Coffee (yes, I know it's on here twice...) Microwave Popcorn WW Cookies Diet Pepsi (yes, I'm aware of the duplication) WW Ice Cream bars Coffee (wow - three times! Have to be sure we have that liquid inspiration) Bed Buddy (if you don't have one of these for your headaches, you are missing out! Click the link for more info or hop on down to Target this weekend and get you one!) Colored Pens Post-its (What if I have an idea for later on during a crucial scene that I don't want to stop writing?? Have to jot it!) Notebook (I am still teaching so I'll need to be writing at the schools my three days a week)
Have I mentioned Coffee? And I've gone all out - The Grind Winter Blend, Gloria Jeans Coffee Bean Madagascar Vanilla Caramel AND their super yummy Spiced Butter Rum, Starbucks Espresso with sugar free vanilla syrup AND pumpkin spice (yes, Jenny - I can make one at home!!!). I'll alternate days so that I don't get burnt out on one single flavor.
The afternoons will be fueled by Diet Pepsi or a Venti Iced Shaken Green Tea with two spendla (made here at home because who will have the time to leave???) using Tazo Zen tea.
And I've stocked up on good eats (fruits as well) so that I can munch but not gain 10 pounds, which is really easy for me to do!
Lola has some sage advice on her blog here, read the whole entry because anything she writes is muy fabuloso but the NaNo stuff is at the bottom. If you're not already following her, you will definitely want to. She's going to give more advice the closer we get. Check in daily to be sure you don't miss it!
And, of course, friend me here if you haven't already.
Good luck and godspeed with those little fingers on that keyboard!
I am an Humane Education teacher & writer living in Burbank, California. I left television production almost a decade ago to pursue my passion - animals. Along the way, I snagged myself a super handsome, extremely patient and very supportive husband. We rescued three cats - Ol' One Eye Pip, Eowyn the Snow Leopard and Wednesday the Butt. We also ended up with an American Staffordshire Terrier pup, Lily. I co-founded my own non-profit (Paws and Learn Humane Education Center) and spend three days a week in the schools educating kids about kindess to animals, dog bite prevention, city wildlife, pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. I love my job, but I also love to write. I spend my spare time writing and daydreaming. I love the outdoors and enjoy hikes with my hubby, friends and our dogs! Life is what we make of it and I am making the most of mine.