Late Prep for NaNoWriMo

Even though I won NaNoWriMo camp in July this year, I didn’t actually start writing until a few days in. Either because I forgot, or some other reason. Either way, that’s not the point.

The point is, NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and I’m unprepared.


I said that I would do some things to prepare, which included buying chocolate, tea, and cleaning my room, and while I did the latter (somewhat), I neglected the shopping.

Why? Because I put a bunch of things in my cart and figured the price was too high for buying chocolate, when trying to save money, but before I could decide on which chocolates and teas to choose, my brain was done with that.

A few days later (today), I’m faced with the fact that NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and I can’t be feeling unmotivated and slacking off. I’m a writer, I must write.

So, I went back to the cart, and all my things were still there. I added a new thing, and removed a few other things — all in less than ten minutes.

I ended up ordering two kinds of Pukka Tea and 3 kinds of chocolate bars.

The teas I ordered were Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey and Peppermint & Licorice, which you can find here and here on Amazon (affiliate links).

I haven’t tried the Peppermint & Licorice one, yet, but the other one is my favourite. It’s sweet and I love it.

As for the chocolate, I bought this Vivani bar (affiliate link) with nougat, and two Veggie Peggy bars (milk chocolate and caramel & sea salt).

The Vivani bar I’ve tried before, and it was so good! I like bars with filling.


Like mentioned above, I cleaned my room a bit, but didn’t really give it the deep cleaning it needs.

Still, it’s clean enough. The floor is mostly free.

Resting my Brain

Umm…. maybe.

This is the 4th blog post for today, so I don’t know if that counts as resting my brain, but I haven’t forced myself to write, so maybe it counts.


!!! So important !!!

Can’t be neglected.

Without stretching, it’s as if energy gets stuck in parts of my body. Or qi, I guess.

Sadness gets stuck, and doesn’t move on — especially in the hips.

When I stretch, it also helps my creativity, because it’s as if all of those things that get unstuck were blocking the flow, and thus, stretching returns the creative flow.

It also helps my endurance, by relaxing my muscles. A naturally tense person, I really need it, but so do all writers, because of our shoulder-tightening profession.

My favourite poses for relieving tension are:

  • Wide legged child’s pose
  • Straddle split (if done right)
  • Frog split

All of those stretch the lower back and inner thighs, which seems to be what I need right now. It helps me with neck and shoulder tension.

The easiest and most passive out of those, is wide legged child’s pose. I recommend everyone to try it. It doesn’t require much, just relaxing into it.

I’m even in a straddle split right now.


It’s past 12AM now, so I should get to this stage already. Thus, I will not try to prolong this post, even if it could be better.

There’s no point in finishing it tomorrow, because the prep stage is supposed to be over by then. And so it will.

I will also ignore my desire to create an image for this post, because that will only take extra time.

With that said, I wish everyone a productive and successful NaNoWriMo November!

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