Better Than Last Month #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo Review:
I’m not aiming to write 50,000 words or even everyday.  I’m aiming to write on my writing days (at the very least) and making the most of my writing (ideal goal).  To help solidify that, I am aiming to write 4 chapter books.

NaNoWriMo Progress Report:
Book 1 is done.  Book 2 is a quarter done.  Additionally, I already beat my word count for last month.  Yes, the whole month.  And that just goes to show how much time I spent dallying and why these goals are good ones for me.

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This ties in to both updates:
On Friday and Saturday I just did not want to write.  I did write, but I didn’t want to.  I got some news that I’ll eventually share, but one party needs to share information before I do (sorry for the vagueness).  This news caught me off guard and left me with a choice that I felt was very complicated (though it probably wasn’t as complicated as I was making it).  After that, a Gloria Weber that isn’t me but likes to use my email address for her spam type stuff subscribed to “adult materials” using my email.  Her verification email came through as my daughter was next to me and could read my screen.  I was far from happy when that all went down.  And fact is I warned her once to knock it off already…  So, I wasn’t inclined to write those days, but had.  Due to that probably had poorer than I should have had word counts.

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I was so close with my ROW80 goals! Where things fell apart was Friday.  So that’s 3 days of exercise, no reading, and 3 lunches I studied at.  The visiting ROWers would have been fine if I had remembered to do it Thursday like I was supposed to.  I ended up forgetting and then was going to make it up Friday.

Anyways, on a somewhat related note… I figure I should explain that new “Please Ask me!” image.  I was commenting to fellow ROWer (and WIPpeteer) Melissa Barker-Simpson how most the time when I see anyone ask stuff like “Will anyone be interested in hosting a cover reveal/guest blog/book announcement/whatnot?” I lack the courage to say “YES!”  I was half joking when I said I should put a sign on my blog saying I would.  And since image design rules my head while doing it (no room for wonky feels or complicated choices), I dove into making it Saturday.  So, yeah.  Please ask me.  I always want to help!

How would you get revenge on an email stealer?
What do you do to distract yourself from unwanted feels and thoughts?

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12 thoughts on “Better Than Last Month #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

  1. I use chocolate and super hero movies to distract me…about most things.

  2. Someone was convinced that the Yahoo email address I’ve had since Yahoo first started offering email (over twenty years) was his. He used it as his email for AT&T and Playstation. Same guy, both times, about a year apart. In those cases, I contacted the company and told them. AT&T called him while I waited and straightened him out, and Playstation had a whole procedure that ended up with me having to use another address should I ever want to have an account (that’s not likely to happen). Being Yahoo, of course, people are always managing to break in and get at my address book and send out ads for “male enhancement” products, Viagra, and Canadian pharmacies, this despite me changing the password to one it should take them five hundred years to figure out…

    This week will be better than last, although you had a pretty good week last week.

    • I have a yahoo for spam stuff myself. Need to sign up for a website? That’s the email I use. My “real” email is the one I use for submissions and correspondence. It is the real one she is messing with. And like you I’ve had this since the early days of gmail (back when you needed invites to open accounts).

      For the most part all I have to is hit “unsubscribe” and it is dealt with. However, if I continue to get things from the “adult” companies, I think I’ll take a page out of your book and call the companies. Thanks for reminding me that’s an option. 🙂

  3. Gloria, it sounds like you did pretty well this week, even if you did get sidetracked by life and such like and as (for the children!); after all, 3 days of exercising is pretty great, I’d say! And whatever this news is that you got must really have thrown you for a loop; I certainly won’t hold that against you and your goals. 🙂

    As for the email thief, I’d go with John’s advice – contact the companies she’s used your email with. I’d even go so far as to report her to the authorities, if you have any other contact information on her, because what she’s doing is tantamount to, and might even actually *be*, identity theft! I wish you the best with the situation.

    • I’m very likely never to go below two days of exercise because I really do love my yoga class. I am hoping it won’t be a long break between sessions (this is the “fall session” and ends the 24th)! As for the announcement, I’m still waiting to be able to say more. I really thought I’d be free to say something by now. I have no clue when the other party plans to make their announcement. It is killing me!!!

      I will totally call companies if I get another of her bills or the “adult” thing happens again. My husband and I discussed it and we don’t think it falls into identity theft. Not until she tries to use money in my name Trust me, i wouldn’t hesitate after this weekend! But, yes… If I wanted to I could send cops to her front door (I know where it is). I’m hoping this last email I sent her gets through to her that A) she’s doing something dumb and B) she needs to stop.

  4. What a horrible thing to have to deal with. Hope it gets straightened around. Sounds like you have made a lot of writing progress – 1 1/2 chapter books! Awesome!

    • Thank you, I needed that perspective. To be honest, I’m having a hard time seeing what’s been done, as I focused on what’s ahead.

  5. Love the new image, so I’m glad to be your inspiration for that particular work of art 🙂 Way to go on the progress too – you might not have achieved all you wanted to, but you pushed through and that’s important so, yay for you 🙂

    I’m not sure about the email thief, but to distract myself from unwanted thoughts and feelings I usually either try to flip those thoughts on their head by finding something to counteract, or if that fails (and it often does) I spend time with my family or read and lose myself in a book.

    • Glad you like it. 😀 Took more time than I’d like to admit. 😉

      I’m doing my best to at least “show up” to my writing times. I figure that’s the first step. Being super disciplined at those times will come with success and failures for now.

      Family time and reading are good for most the bad things, I think. 🙂

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