I love to-do lists. They keep me organized, and I can cross things off when they’re done. Bonus points if I put every item on a Post-it note and hang them on my wall so I can take the Post-it down when that item is finished, rip the note up, and toss it.
So here’s this year’s Pre-NaNo to-do list.
* write pep talks
-three NOWD donor pep talks (contact donors to see when they’d like the pep talks)
-one Adopt a Day pep talk (by 2 Nov)
-two regional pep talks (by the end of Week One for one, the other is more flexible)
* catch up on journaling to this point
-I have two major events left, but these are major events. We’re talking weekend-long events here. This may take most of my spare time over the week.
* Cook food so I don’t have to cook as much during the first week or two of Nano
-I have four frozen dinners and five packs of ramen for November first and those nights when I really don’t feel like cooking, but I don’t want to eat these the entire month. Even though I’ll be away from my kitchen for about a third of the month (the Overachiever Invasion, Night of Writing Dangerously weekend, and Thanksgiving weekend), I still want to eat reasonably healthily, and cooking in advance and freezing meals is a good way to make sure I do so.
* Acquire the last few needed groceries before starting all this cooking.
* Various ML stuff.
* Three kickoff parties the upcoming weekend. For those in the Atlanta region, there’s one on Saturday evening followed by two on Sunday. See this thread for details and how to RSVP. (It’s so close!)
And then the noveling begins…