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What day is this?

I don't know what day this is diet wise, because I admit I've totally fallen off the diet wagon when it comes to excercize: I haven't excercized in about four days, and I can totally feel the effects of it, it really makes me feel different. I feel slower, less flexible and more sluggish. I've gotta get back on that bike. The good news is that I haven't fallen off the writing wagon, and that's really important. I'm writing an average of 2,000 words a day, although most of the time its more than that, and sometimes up to 3500 or more. The novel I chose to work with for a month is my Belle Starr novel, and I'm learning a lot about what its like to live with one main character, and its different than writing different things on different days. Although a bit of the other characters that I'm not working on will drift up to me as I go through my daily routine--they'll comment on something I think, say or feel and I'll have to write that down, so …

NANOWRIMO

Of course, writers and literary people know that today is NANOWRIMO, and I don't need to really expand on that, google it if you don't know. The goal, essentially is to write a novel in a month, again, following the Stephen King Model, who writes that you can indeed finish a novel in a month. I read something tonight that I think is particularly relevant:
Even though the goal is 50,000 words, it's important to remember that writing is a craft, an art form, and we'd do well to remember that. 
I've been doing really well with my 3500 words a day (...the excercize...um...let's just say it's a LONG way to San Francisco. I'm sure I'll get there, eventually...) for the past 3 days, no reason not to continue. My novel? Well I think it's going to be really cool, I'm really excited about it, but keeping it a secret. For now...