Sunday, 23 October 2016

Fitness & Coffee Sundays: Getting Ready for Halloween & the NaNoWriMO 2016!

It's been awhile since I posted a "Fitness & Coffee" that wasn't a review of some sorta product, so I thought I would take this time to share what I've been up as of lately. For starters, I have had a chest cold for nearly two weeks, and I now have a bit of the flu bug as well. Add on top a bit of weight gain from a lack of exercise for the past month, I guess you can say I'm not currently at my best.

This year's Halloween event hasn't been easy on me. There have been several posts I have skipped or just didn't feel like writing. None of these reviews/posts had to be published on specific dates, so I'm not too worried about it. Hopefully, I'll feel like writing one or two those posts later today.

Speaking of Halloween, Oct. 31st is one week tomorrow. Each and every year, I put together 120+ treat bags full of candy for the trick-or-treaters and I decorate the yard with creepy tombstones and other stuff. As I am writing this, I have about 60 treat bags put together. I won't put up the decorations until next weekend or on Halloween Day; all depending on how I feel. Plus, I normally carve a Jack-O-Lantern and roast the pumpkin seeds. I do have a pumpkin, but whether I actually carve it is another story.

I have several books I need to read and review, including The Dead Boyfriend (my book marker is in place) and The Mirror Sisters by V.C. Andrews. Then I need to read High Heat that I had checked out at the library.

With all of this going on, I have decided to participate in this year's NaNoWriMo 2016 contest, which I would have to write at least 50,000 words in 30 days. I attempted last year to join the contest, but I was too busy to write anything fiction-wise. I mentioned awhile back during a Book Blogger Hop post that I wanted to participate in this year's contest. I have read many romance books over the years and I wanted to try my hand at writing one. I've jotted down several decent plot ideas, but none of them really clicked with me until suddenly a quirky title popped into my head.

The title will be "WANTED: Runaway Bride," a romantic mystery road trip. I spent most of last night creating a cool cover art for the book for my profile on the NaNoWriMo website, as well as making a banner for it. I might share the two in another post if anyone is interested in seeing it.

I have placed a NaNoWriMo widget in the sidebar which will track my word count.The contest will kickoff on Nov. 1st. 

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