Monthly Archives: November 2011

November – Day 30

I’ve survived. Let’s wrap this all up, shall we? I started the month with a few goals in mind. I wanted to take 30 Day Challenge to be a Better Man. I wanted to deactivate my Facebook account, at least for the month of November. I wanted to grow a mustache to support prostate cancer awareness. I wanted to write 50,000 towards my novel to finally win NaNoWriMo. And finally, I wanted to do 3,000 sit ups and 3,000 push ups in increase my health and Continue reading →

November – Day 29

I’m running out of things to write about. Push ups and sit ups are on schedule. Writing is done for the month and the mustache is still growing. Today’s task in my 30 Day Challenge is to conquer a fear. All day I thought about the fears I have. I could only think of the psychologically incurable ones. The claustrophobia, the fear of things crawling on me, the fear of falling off something. Everything else, I thought, I had already conquered because I try to live an adventurous Continue reading →

November – Day 28

Can you believe it? I’ve been at this for four weeks now. We’re almost home. You may have missed yesterday’s fanfare, so I’ll go about tooting my horn again. I won NaNoWriMo last night. I came in at 50,045 words and I called it quits for the month. My brain is dead. I have insane calluses on my middle finger and my pointer finger from holding my pen (did I mention I wrote all of that longhand?). I went through three pens and a notebook Continue reading →

November – Day 27

Where to begin today? How about with the weekly mustache update? Here it is: It’s actually starting to look less creepy. I’ve decided once the month is over, I’m going to start growing a beard to complement it. I’ll shave one last time on Wednesday, post the picture and then it will be facial hair abandon for a few months at least. Remember when I said I had a goal of writing at least 10,000 words this weekend? Remember yesterday when I said I wrote Continue reading →

November – Day 26

I’m not going to suggest I’m awesome. I’m going to say it. I am awesome. Today, with the aid of a full night sleep and two cups of coffee, I wrote 7,722 words towards the novel. I am completely caught up from the past five days where I only wrote about 400 words. I’m also over 3/4ths of my way to my weekend goal and I still have all day tomorrow to write. With any luck, and a little determination (and probably two more cups Continue reading →