After THREE DAYS of fighting with a printer that thinks the year is 1992 (especially weird, since the printer wasn't even around then), @matelskc and I finally managed to print off the first draft of my new novel! 💃🙌💃 This behemoth is 68,800 words and amounted to 220 printed pages.
Y I K E S.
And now for the time consuming process of putting all 220 pages into page protectors and a binder, because there are a number of people who wanna read this thing--including small children. 💃🙌💃 And later will come the painful process of editing, but we'll cry about that bridge when we get to it. 🌉
In other news, the new treatment plan I'm following (aka The Nemechek Protocol) is seeeeeriously messing with my brain chemistry--not too uncommon and 100% not fun. So, to help me not cry all day, Mom got me out of the house (Dad tagged along too) to one of the local art galleries we hadn't been to before. We also got donuts and stopped at Kilwin's so I could try a bunch of ice cream flavors that have a gluten component, all of which had been off-limits for the past three years. 💃🍦💃 We finished out the trip with dinner at the Chinese buffet cuz, ya know, haven't been there in ages, either. 🙈 Mom said today was a "celebrate the good stuff while the protocol kicks your butt" kind of day...but she didn't say "butt." 😬 #watchyourlanguage #tsktskmother #forshame #jk #itmademesmile #andsheknewitwould #besides #wewereinthebathroomatthetime #youreallowedtohaveapottymouthinthebathroom #hahahahaha #comeon #thatwasfunny #anyhoo ... #writing #writer #writersofinstagram #firstdraft #newmanuscript #novel #novelwriting #childrensliterature #nemechekprotocol #spoonie #spooniewriter #spoonieartist #ilikebigbooksandicannotlie #thatsalotofpaper
Well I couldn't stay away from 80 day obsession lol! I did do something different that I hadn't done the whole program. I did some foam rolling and let me tell you if you'd been a box elder bug on the window you'd be laughing!! I definitely need to work on that. My flexibility stinks so ya that too! ;-) I might tackle these all week long before starting again on monday. I wonder if by the end of the week I'll be any more flexible or coordinated with it?! #80dayobsession #goals #onedayatatime #nevermissamonday #flexibilityissues #foamrolling #thatwasfunny