Someone please get me to motivation station.

I get into these slumps every now and again where I lose complete motivation to do anything. I'll cook dinner and then I won't eat it because I've stopped being hungry. I'll tell myself to write for half an hour and then instead I watch Archer for two hours... And then all of things that I need to do, like laundry, dishes, blogging, vlogging, and editing my book, pile up and I become so overwhelmed that I just end up saying "screw it" and I just sit on the couch and do nothing because I can't for the life of me figure out which thing to do first. And then this spirals even further because I'll realize that instead of doing something, I've done absolutely zero things, and that makes me mad at myself, so then I just sit there and distract myself by watching more Archer just to keep myself from yelling at my brain. I am just now coming out of a 2-day slump of that very nature, and I've gotta say that the coming-out-of-it part feels awesome, but the getting-there part sucks, and then I'm forced to ask myself what it is that gets me there in the first place. Have I taken on too much or is the lighting in my apartment, while environmentally conscious, just so dim that it makes me sleepy and sluggish? Should I just start making another pot of coffee when I get home from work so that my energy stays up high enough to do all of the things that I want to do? Or should I start going to bed earlier so that I can wake up earlier so that I can do more things in the morning before work so that when I come home I don't have to feel bad about being a sluggy slob?

Basically what I really need is a plan. I need a motivation plan to do all of the things that I want to do because I'm not really willing to give any of them up... So if any of you out there have really good systems for juggling all of your responsibilities, please let me know in the comments section below. And if any of you are also going through a slump right now, also let me know in the comments because it's nice to know we're not alone, and who knows? Maybe we can help each other.

NaNoWriMo

That's right, Duckies!! It's November! For so many people, this month means Christmas preparations, turkey selections, and training for the biggest shopping marathons of their lives. And then there's the Nano-ers. For us, this month is the most exhilarating challenge of the year: Write a novel (50,000) within the month of November.

Why? Because we're all insane. Obviously. In fact, right now, I'm all "Emelie, stop writing this blog post and just get back to your book. THIS IS WASTING PRECIOUS TIME." But then the other side of me is all "Hey, stop being an asshole. You have to write for the duckies, too, and if you don't,they'll cry." (In  my head, you all cry when you miss me.)

Anyway, the reason I'm writing this is because if any of you are embarking upon this amazing writing challenge...

I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT.

Why?

BECAUSE YOU CAN DO THIS.

And when all else fails,

JUST KEEP WRITING.

So many people give up on NaNo because they think that what they write isn't brilliant or wonderful or pulitzer prize worthy. Well, guess what, it's supposed to be a first draft, so cut yourself some slack and JUST. KEEP. WRITING.

If you want to be my buddy on NaNo, find me under the name "Siv Samuelson" and I'll totally buddy you back. This month, we need all the support we can get to power through the writer's blocks.

You ready, duckies? Because I so think we've got this.