Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th November 2018

Just got back from walking the pup and we walked a huge distance again... 350% and she made another friend in a bin man as well, so all in all, a decent start to the day with 250% already in the walkies bank and it's only the first day!

Just waiting for Steve (my carer!!) to fill up the 2 bottles of squash for me to take me morning cocktail of supplements with, then I can start writing again.  I'm really hoping to get at least 4 chapters written today so that I can treat myself to another J2O again!
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  Only the Iron behaved this morning though!  The Calcium and Multi both needed 2.5 mouthfuls of squash each!  Not good at all  👎
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I'm a quarter of the way to getting today's J2O now 'cos I've just finished writing the first chapter of the day, so gonna have me mince pie lunch then get back to it.
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Forgot to update and post this yesterday, so I'm putting in two days worth today... sorry about that!
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By the time I went to bed last night I'd written three chapters and was all set for the fourth until I took my pills.

They made me feel incredibly sick so I just went to bed and hoped I'd feel better today.

I don't  👎😒

Just to make matters worse, the pup has been showing me a great deal of Westitude this morning too.

She kept wanting to go under a car and when a cat shot across the road, she very nearly pulled me over!

We did 350% but that meant going past the bloody car 7 times and Mitzi trying to get under it 7 times.

Little cowbag!

However, yesterday's 250% added to todays 250% means there's already 500% in the bank after only 2 days!!

Gonna attempt to take my morning cocktail now then start on the writing... only 8 chapters to go now, which means that, in theory, I'll be finished by tomorrow, hopefully!
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  The Calcium was a real PITA and took 3 or 4 mouthfuls of squash to get it all down.  The Iron went down really easily again... just a single mouthful, thankfully.  The Multi took two mouthfuls before it went down, so far from the best day, but also not the worst.

Gonna open my can of ginger beer now and hope that I can write 4 chapters today, so that I can reward myself with a J2O then I've just got the last 4 chapters tomorrow.

Wish me luck!
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I'd forgotten just how well and quickly ginger beer works on nausea!

I opened the can and took a drink... within seconds it started to get to work!  Just had another mouthful and I'm wide awake and totally nausea-free now!  Within 4 minutes I've gone from being ready to lose yesterday's lunch, being tired and no motivation at all, to being wide awake, feeling absolutely fine and having my motivation back!

It's Sainsbury's own brand fiery ginger beer and costs waaay less than brand names but works pretty much instantly!  WTG Sainsbury's!
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First chapter of the day written, so as long as I write another 3 today and 4 tomorrow, I'll have completed 150% of NaNo in exactly 2 weeks which is sooo good and a huge relief compared to my first ever NaNo when I didn't plan a word of it.  yWriter is a vital piece of software to me now!
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Just taken my prescription and less than 5 minutes later I had to crack open the ginger beer.  Only written 1.5 chapters today so I doubt it'll be a J2O reward night and I very much doubt I'll write 6 chapters by bedtime tomorrow, so it'll be 75k words in 15 days, rather than 2 weeks, but even that ain't too bad!
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That's the second chapter written.  Not feeling sleepy yet, so hopefully I'll get the third chapter finished before I head to bed, but doubt I'll get the fourth one written again  😞
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That's the third chapter written so I'm going to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Sunday 11th November 2018

Already taken my morning cocktail... they were slightly troublesome to swallow today but that's it for the morning when the puppy decides to come for her walk with me - she's being a stroppy bitch right now though! *sigh*
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That's the puppy walk, eventually.

200% today, so add that to yesterday's 650% in the bank and we've got an incredible 750% in the bank again!

I'm pondering on increasing the 100% (two times up and down between our neighbours) to the current 150% (three times up and down between our neighbours) just to see how the puppy copes with it 'cos that extra 50% a day will help us to loose weight and build muscle slightly faster than we're doing atm.  Dunno for sure yet though.
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That's the rubbish and recycling out now.  I cleared up the pup's poo alone yet again while it was still at least semi-solid (it's raining which turns the poo into semi-liquid which is a nightmare to clear up then.  It's been done now though, so I can concentrate on my writing now until I head to bed.

Wish me luck!
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Only managed 3 chapters again but I'm going to bed now and hoping I'll be able to write the magic 4 chapters tomorrow!

Nite nite orl!
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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018

After 24 hours, the virus scan is 60% of the way through, so it's finished going through the stuck bit and it'll keep increasing throughout the day now so it's another late night but I will be able to do the back-ups and shut down tonight to give the battery a rest and let it cool down again.

Gonna see if the pup wants to go for her walk yet... it'll be a short walk today after yesterday's marathon!!
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That's the senior pup walked and fed.  She came to get her harness on as soon as I called "walkies!" today and we did 200% so let's do some maths:  Yesterdays 550% plus today's extra 100% is 650% so as long as we do another 200% on the walk tomorrow there's another huge 750% in the bank!

So proud of our little girl!
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Virus scan is up to 66% now, so that's 6%  in about 3 hours so it's definitely over the slow bit.  Hopefully it'll keep speeding through as I watch last night's Masterchef then as I write it will hopefully keep speeding!
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Yep, it's doing 2% an hour so it'll be finished in... 32÷2=16 yeah?  So going by that it'll be done in 16 hours, which doesn't sound right to me... reckon it'll be about 10pm tonight again so 10 hours from nowish?
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Ignore the previous maths, 'cos it's up to 69% now, so there's 31% left to do at 3% per hour makes it a more realistic 10 and a bit hours which takes us up to 10pm that I was thinking.  Gonna be a late night again but it's only once a week that I deliberately stay up late!
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That's me morning cocktail taken... in the middle of the afternoon! lol
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England are playing the All Blacks and England have scored the first try after less than 2 minutes!!

WTG England... keep up the fantastic work!
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11.24pm and the virus scan and backups have only just finished!!

Can't see me being up before lunchtime tomorrow lol

Nite nite orl!
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Friday, 9 November 2018

Friday 9th November 2018

Started the virus scan at just gone 8am, so hopefully it'll be finished at like 10pmish tomorrow.
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I'm gonna walk the pup then take me supplements and get straight on with the writing.  Only got 5k left to write which is just over 3 chapters.

I'm not gonna say it'll be easy, 'cos that'd be tempting fate, but it does potentially mean that I'll be finished by about 6pm so that I can celebrate with a J2O and a nice hot bubble bath!
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11% after 15 minutes and the pup is showing me Westitude again, so I'm gonna take me supplements first before I try again.
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They all went down really easily this morning - 7 mouthfuls of squash in total for the 3 pills, including the mouthful I have before I start taking them... feeling sooo proud of myself now!
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The pup's really not interested in going for a stroll yet, so I'll write a chapter then try again.

Stroppy cow lol
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Just got back from taking the senior pup for her daily walkies and my legs are about ready to fall off now!

We did 50% and the pup wanted to come home, but I forced her to carry on walking one more up and down.

We did 100% then she carried on walking past the door.

Didn't stop then so we did 150%.

She carried on walking so that we did 200% which was great going and I was very happy with that.

But she carried on walking so we did 250% and my poor legs were going "one more up and down at the maximum" and started to ache.

I take notice of what my body says, so we did 300% and came in so that I could sit down and recover.  The pup wanted to keep walking but there was no way that would've been safe so we came home and I fed her.

I'm not planning on going further than the bathroom for the rest of the day now!

Here comes the maths:  yesterday there was 350% in the bank, add in today's 200% extra takes us up to a huge 550% after 5 days which is so totally awesome!
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Gonna write and recover now, 'cos my knees and legs are aching like mad so don't want to risk moving too much today, just in case they refuse to hold me up and I fall to the ground, totally unable to move!
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That's me prescription taken.  Was a bit of a PITA to swallow today, unfortunately  👎
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After only 9 days I've already finished NaNo.  As of now, there's nothing officially challenging my creative mind, so I'm gonna celebrate with 2 J2O's and a burger at the end of this chapter and unofficially challenge myself to finish the full 75,000 words in 2 weeks.

Wish me luck!
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Steve decided to go with Chinese instead of a burger like he promised an hour ago.  I'm at 51,000 words and I'm gonna celebrate with a long, hot, relaxing bubble bath after I've walked the pup in the morning.

No more pressure to write 6,000 words a day, I can just relax and slowly come out of the writing headspace to get ready for the ESA assessment.

But I did it!!
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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Thursday 8th November 2018

We only managed to do 100% of the walk today 'cos the pup doesn't like getting rained on, but that's OK by me as long as she does at least 100% every day.  Still 350% in the bank too, so that's OK I reckon.  May not get to 750% in the bank this week, but any extra is good in my books, no matter how much or how little it is.

Gonna take me morning cocktail now then start my writing day again.  I doubt I'll get 6 chapters written today, prolly not even 5, but my aim is for at least 4 so that I can have my reward for writing 6,000 words in a day!
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Just taken me supplements.  The Calcium was a bit of trouble to swallow, but the Iron and Multi were fine, thankfully.

It's almost 10am and I haven't written a single word yet though!  HHIS
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It's taken 3 hours, but that's the first chapter of the day sorted, thankfully.  Hopefully the next 3 chapters will be easier, now that I'm in the writing headspace for the day.

Quarter of the way to achieving my reward now, thankfully.
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Half way through the daily challenge I set myself now 'cos I've just finished the second chapter of the day.
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Still virus and malware free, thankfully.  Call me paranoid to do a daily quick scan, but I'd rather be paranoid and safe than to not do the scans, get infected, lose everything and infect my friends 👌👍
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Taken me prescription now... went down really easily tonight too which is an awesome change to the trouble I sometimes have taking it!
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90% of the way through NaNo now.  Just 5,000 words left to write which'll happen tomorrow as long as I do 4 chapters again, then I'll celebrate in a big way with a relaxing, hot, bubble bath a day earlier than even I thought would happen.  If I don't finish the 5,000 words before 6pm-ish, I'll celebrate with a huge take away and 2 cans of J2O and a bubble bath on Saturday morning, after I've walked the pup.

So, so proud of myself.
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018

It's gonna be a real battle of wills today.

The pup has ramped her Westitude right up to the top and is refusing to go for a walk and the stubborn, Libran me is refusing to allow it lol

I'm gonna take me pills and try once more.

If she still refuses to go for her walk I'll write the first chapter of the day and try again.

If she still refuses I'll let her have the day off and take 100% out of the bank.  She doesn't refuse very often so maybe she's in pain or something atm?  Hope not though!
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That's the morning cocktail swallowed.  The Calcium and Multi were both a nightmare to get down 😟 but the Iron was really easy to swallow.  Means I'm bloated from all the squash now though!  👎
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That's the daily walkies done and dusted.

Eventually.

There's only going to be one winner in the battle of stubbornness and that's me lol

We did another 200% today, so add the extra 100% to the bank and there's 350% in there now.  I just hope Mitzi doesn't show Westitude like this morning for a long time to come 'cos I hate doing battle with senior pups, but she needs her daily exercise to keep her healthy and keep losing the weight!
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On with the writing for the rest of the day now.
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It's a good job I took our senior pup out when I did... it's totally hammering down out there only an hour later!!

First downpour of the season *sigh*
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That's the first chapter of the day written and it's not even 11am so hopefully I'll get the second chapter written by the end of lunchtime, the third chapter finished by mid-afternoon and the fourth chapter written by early evening again.

No pressure, but that's what I'm hoping for today.

Wish me luck!
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Four chapters written by 4.30pm so I'm gonna stop for a while and scoff a packet of crisps then hopefully write another couple before I head to bed.

If I manage to write 6 chapters then it'll be a record smashing 9,000 words in under 12 hours.

I'm proud of the 4 that I've already written though so any additional chapters are a bonus now!
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That's me prescription taken and I've given up after Steve telling me yet more lies.

I'm fed up of it, I really am!
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Just finished the fifth chapter so I'm up to 78% of the way through after only a week which ain't bad going at all!  11,000 words left to write.  That's 3 chapters a day for 4 days, but I'm aiming for at least 4 chapters a day for the next 3 days which means I'll have finished by Saturday at the latest.

I'm feeling sooo proud of myself for being so close to the end with only a week under my belt.

Just gonna watch last nights Masterchef then head to bed so I'll say nite nite orl now  😊
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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Tuesday 6th November 2018

The pup didn't fancy doing too much extra walking today, so we only did 200%.  That's OK though, cos it's double the length I'm happy with!

Now for the maths: todays 100% extra, plus yesterday's 150% extra is 250% after 2 days which is great going, I reckon.  It's just the getting her started that she finds difficult each morning, but when we've got going she trots away like a good 'un!

Just need to do 200% every morning for the rest of the week and there will be another 750% in the bank.  I'm not gonna pressure her though, as long as we do 100% every morning, I'm fine with that.

Pill time now!
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That's the pills popped now, so I'm all set for the day.  The Calcium almost caused a problem 'cos I accidentally swallowed some of the paste before I'd unscrewed the lid on the squash, so that was a bit gross, but the Iron and Multi both went down fine, thankfully.

Just waiting for the quick virus scan to finish now then I'll start writing again.
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Still virus and malware free, despite not checking for 2 days!

I'm gonna carry on with the writing now.  Wish me luck for getting another 4 chapters written today!
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That's the four chapters of the day written and a celebratory J2O cracked open.

The NaNo challege is to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November.  In theory I'll have finished the challenge before the 10th so I'll have 20 days of nothingness left.

I'm thinking that I'll try and write the full 75,000 word novel during November, just to see if I can do it.

There won't be any pressure on me to finish the 75k words before the end of November, it's just the first 50k I pressure myself to complete, the 75k is just an added personal challenge, just to see if I can do it.

I'll do it one way or another, I just want to finish NaNo again for the 8th year on the trot is all.

I just need to believe in myself and my creativity is all.
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Going to bed in a bit... nite nite orl!
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Monday, 5 November 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

Just got back from walking the pup.

We did 100% so I was happy with that, but the pup carried on walking so we did 150% but she still didn't stop so we carried on to do 200% but she still walked so we did 250% and I could see her considering 300% again, but there's no way it would have been safe so we came in after the 250% and fed her.

There's no way I can move any more today now... my legs are going to struggle to even get to the bathroom today after doing 2.5 days worth of walks in one go!
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That's the supplements taken... nice and easily this morning, thankfully!  Means I can get on with the writing straight away!  Yay!
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That's the rubbish bag and recycling box brought back in now and I've almost finished the first chapter of the day, so I've had a productive morning so far and it's looking OK for hopefully finishing the 4 chapters before bedtime too... assuming I'm not blue-screened again of course lol
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Half way to getting my reward now and I'm feeling pretty confident that I can do it now and be able to hear the groceries arriving too!
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Big time celebration for me tonight... written 4 chapters (6,000 words) in 9 hours and it's only 6pm.  I could, in theory, write another chapter before I hit the hay but I'm not going to... I'm going to savour every second of my achievement tonight and start on the second half of NaNo tomorrow.

There are 11 cans of J2O left and I'm not allowed to have one until I've written 4 chapters in one day so that's 44 chapters which is way more than I've got left to write, so I'm gonna enjoy my reward each time I write 4 chapters in a day and savour every mouthful of every can.

NaNo is pretty much the only time I have J2O's here at home which makes them even more of a treat and inspiration to keep writing.

Expensive but sooo worth it once a year.

Not going to know what to do with myself when I've finished writing this novel lol
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That's me prescription taken and about to have a pack of doughnuts for a celebratory tea.  Yumsk!
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Off to bed now, for a reasonably early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 4 November 2018

Sunday 4th November 2018

As predicted, Steve's refusing to help me take the rubbish bag and recycling out so he can do it himself now 'cos I'm past caring.
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The pup walked 200% today, so add the extra 100% to yesterday's bank balance of 650% and we're at 750% in 7 days, which is so totally awesome.  Can't do it every week, but as long as the pup walks 100% every day that's fine by me!

Gonna take me supplements now.
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That's the cocktail taken... wasn't too bad this morning - 2 mouthfuls each for the Calcium and Iron then 3 for the Multi.  Not the best ever but far from the worst!
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Gonna get on with me writing now.  I've asked Steve to help me take the rubbish and recycling out and he refused, so he can wait for me for a change now!
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That's the rubbish and recycling taken out by me otherwise it wouldn't have happened.  Steve's being paid to care for me for 30 hours a week.

He actually cares for less than an hour 'cos even if he cares for me every second of the rest of the day and night up to midnight (15 hours from now), I'll still be short of 14 hours of care that he's supposed to provide me with every week.  This has been a very busy caring needs week too, so I really get less than an hour of care a week from him in an average week!!
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First chapter of the day completed.  One down, three to go before I can be rewarded with my first J2O of the NaNo challenge, assuming it turns up today of course!
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The J2O's have just arrived and I've nearly finished the second chapter, so as soon as that's finished I'll go and clear up the pup's poo, have a couple of chocolate bite things and get on with writing the third chapter of the day.  I'll almost certainly have written the 4 chapters by bedtime tonight, so they turned up at just the right time!
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That's the pup's poo cleared up and I'm about to have my chapter completion reward/bribe then I'll get on with the third chapter of the day well before 2.30pm!

WTG me today!
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We're going to have yet another take-away in celebration of writing 4 chapters today... the can of J2O will be an immediate reward then the take-away will be a family celebration for doing it for the first time this NaNo occasion.

No pressure or anything!  lol
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Wrote 3 chapters and got blue screened so spent 45 minutes setting everything up again and I'm sooo not in the writing any more, so we're having a stress relieving take-away then another early night.  Hopefully I'll get 4 chapters written tomorrow and be able to have my first celebratory J2O then instead.  😔

*sigh*
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Gonna shut down and try to de-stressify myself now.

Here's hoping for a better tomorrow.

Nite nite orl.
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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Only just woken up and come down after 11 hours of sleep!  I took my prescription at 5.30pm yesterday, went to bed at about 9pm, slept til 7.45am and it's now nearly 8am instead of 6am so I obviously needed those extra hours!

The virus scan is already at 62% as well, so it's more than doubled it's progress in those 11 hours I was asleep which is awesome!

Gonna take the pup for her morning stroll, then take me supplements and keep writing.  I'll have J2O's to inspire me to write at least 4 chapters a day when they arrive today!  Yum!
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Just got back from walking the pup.  We did 200% today, so let's add the extra 100% from today onto the current bank balance and there's 650% in there after 6 days!  Totally awesome!

Gonna take me pills now then start writing.  Hoping to do 4 chapters today so that I can celebrate with the first can of J2O of the competition tonight.

Wish me luck!
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That's me morning cocktail swallowed, so now it's time to put my headphones on, fire up Take That and start writing!  If I get to chapter 11 I'll definitely deserve a can of J2O 'cos that'll mark my first 4 chapters in a day of this years NaNo!

Wish me luck again!
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75% in about 30 hours ain't bad at all!  I'm guessing it'll be finished in the early hours so I'll do the back-up as soon as I come down tomorrow, before I take the pup out for our morning stroll.

Had both my left-over chow mein's for lunch and I'm watching last night's Masterchef atm.  When that's finished I'll be carrying on with my write-athon this afternoon.

Still waiting for the J2O's to turn up though lol
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The surprise package has just turned up "to inspire you to keep writing and to continue to be stubborn" - a tin of Cadbury's Hero's!

Gonna reward myself with a couple of them for every chapter I finish then when the J2O's turn up, they will be the reward for writing at least 4 chapters a day... not doing as well as I'd hoped so far today though only managed a single chapter so far!  😔

Ho hum.
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The J2O's won't be here until tomorrow at the earliest so I've just taken my prescription, gonna write one more chapter then head to bed.

Bit disappointed but not to worry - nothing I can do about it now 😞
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4.50pm and the virus scan is 86% complete now, so it's doubled in 8 hours!
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7.37pm and we're 96% of the way through so I'm gonna wait up until it's finished, back up my files and head to bed.  It'll still be an early night but it means I can shut down my machine tonight and turn it on when I come down tomorrow.

Need to put the bin bag and recycling out as well as walking the pup tomorrow... you watch me forget about the bin and recycling until I'm well into my writing though lol

Speaking of which, 15,000 words in 3 days is good going by my standards and I'm approaching the start of the sci-fi/fantasy bit now too, as well as being in the writing headspace so hopefully I'll be able to get straight on with the writing when I come down tomorrow, ideally before I boot up otherwise we'll have to wait until I've written the first chapter.
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Just flipped onto 98% with the virus scan so only 2% to go then I can back everything up and head to bed despite not feeling tired yet!
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99% now, so into the final 1% now, then I can back up and head to bed before 10pm for the first time in a while!
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751 survey invites in 3 days too... gonna see how many I get by the time I finish NaNo then mark them all as read and start again the next day, but that's 250 invites a day!!
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...and the virus scan has finished and thankfully there are no viruses or malware on my entire machine.  Not bad going for 39 hours!
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It's 9.42pm.

The virus and malware deep scan has finished.

The back-up is finished.

I'm going to shut down and head to bed... nite nite orl!
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Friday, 2 November 2018

Friday 2nd November 2018

The virus scan is running and already at 17%!!

Gonna take the pup for her walk then take me morning cocktail and carry on writing.
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The pup is showing a big case of Westitude atm so I'm gonna take me supplements first.  Maybe this weeks huge walks are finally catching up with her?
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That's me morning cocktail taken... all 3 of 'em were a nightmare to get down this morning for some reason!
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Steve's just made another couple of bottles of squash for me so lets round the caring down to 29 hours left to do in 3 days now!
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That's the pup walked and fed.  We only managed 150% today, so that's 550% in the bank after 5 days which is really good going for both of us.

Just need to do 200% each day of the weekend now then we'll be at the target of 750% in the bank.

I'm not intending to move off the sofa (other than to go to the bathroom, obviously) for the rest of the day now!
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The virus scan is at 26% now so it'll prolly stay there for the rest of the day then be at 40-odd percent tomorrow morning and be totally finished overnight on Sunday so that I can back everything up again ready for a new week.

Gonna get on with me writing now.
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Steve's just smashed the cafetierre into smithereens by accident so I've gotta see if Sainsbury's sell them so that we can get a new one with the grocery shopping delivery on Monday.  It's under £50 right now so it's no biggie, just unexpected is all.  😒
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That's the new cafetiere ordered:  8 cups and plastic (so that it's harder to break next time lol) for a tenner which ain't too bad I don't reckon!  £57.30 all in which ain't too bad, including delivery, bags and the cafetiere... I just hope it's in stock now lol
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Just taken me prescription.

Means I'll prolly be awake at 5.30am again tomorrow and I'll still be wide awake, tossing and turning at 11pm so I'm not gonna go up until at least my eyes can barely stay open.  The virus scan is running so I won't be shutting down tonight so I really can leave it until the last minute before I go to bed tonight and possibly tomorrow too.

I'm gonna have a single mince pie when I get to 10k words then Steve's gonna order the celebratory Chinese when I hit 10,500 words and I'll just take it from there.
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Had the chips from the Chinese and I'm out of the writing headspace now so I'm gonna head to bed and prolly toss and turn for hours again but that's OK I suppose.

Nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Thursday 1st November 2018

That's the pup walked and fed.

200% today, so add the bonus 100% into the bank gives us a huge 500% in the bank after only 4 days!  We'll hopefully get to about 750% by the end of the week, but I'm not pressuring the pup to do any more than 100% every morning.
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Not gonna be as wordy as I usually am during November 'cos of NaNo and the ESA assessment but I'll still pop in as often as I can!
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  The Calcium and Iron both went down totally fine but the Multi refused to go down until I'd had 4 mouthfuls of squash to wash it down with.

I'm now totally bloated with squash.

Not a good start to the day  😟

On with NaNo now though... wish me luck!
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That's the shopping started and 12 cans of J2O ordered from Amazon to get me started with NaNo.

Really am going to start writing now lol
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That's the ESA letter written, photo's resized and printed, put into the envelope ready for posting tomorrow.  I can now, officially, stop worrying about it 'cos it's too late to do anything about it now!

Back to writing.
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We seem to be an unofficial post office/drop off point for the street!  In the last 2 weeks we've taken in 3 parcels... we don't mind as long as they come to pick them up!

The parcel that we took in at the weekend has just been picked up by a sexxxy army man in uniform and oh boy did he look good in it!  I struggled to slide the package to the door 'cos it was so heavy but he just picked it up in one hand as if it was a piece of paper!!

Less than 5 minutes later there was another knock at the door and we took in an even heavier parcel for someone else.  I bet the army man would barely think about how heavy it is, just like he didn't for his own parcel!

Steve said that we should charge a £5 handling fee for each parcel we take in lol  The way I see it though, is taking in parcels for them hopefully means they would return the favour if we needed them to!
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That's the parcel gone now so I can concentrate on listening to Take That while writing for the rest of the day now... yay!
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That's me prescription taken, so I'm gonna write one more chapter then watch 3 recorded programmes while Steve's waiting for his tea to turn up then head to bed.

I'm in the writing headspace now so, in theory, I'll be able to get straight on with it as soon as I've walked the pup tomorrow and the same every day until I hit 50,000 words so that I can complete NaNo then do the remaining 25,000 words when the ESA thing is sorted.  Nearly 10% of the way through already, so, in theory, I'll have finished NaNo on the 11th but if I get the ESA forms before that, they take priority over NaNo this year.
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Still virus and malware free, thankfully.
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Third chapter of the day done and dusted.  Exactly 6,000 words which is over a tenth of the way finished for NaNo... I can so do this!

Gonna watch the 3 recorded programmes then head to bed I reckon.  Feeling really proud of myself... wish I'd got Steve to get me a bag of chips with his food now though 'cos all I've eaten all day is a bag of crisps and 2 bars of chocolate!
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 Gonna watch the GP programme tomorrow 'cos I is wiped out and it's almost bed time, so I'm gonna publish this then head to bed.

Nite nite orl!
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