I did all the things today. Well, except actual work, but my schedule is flexible enough that I can do it over the rest of the week. I can deal with that, especially since my brain will need a break from massive amounts of writing after day one. Moderate amounts of writing will have to do.
There were things I would have liked to finish before the first, like journalling and writing other pep talks, but they’re things I can do later. I don’t have to have my pep talk for the ninth ready right now, though it would certainly be nice. And I don’t have to have my Night of Writing Dangerously donor pep talks ready yet. But the laundry’s done and I have clean clothes and I have food ready beyond the frozen dinners that I’ll probably be eating tomorrow and I have my Adopt a Day pep talk for the day after tomorrow and I’ve paired all the newbies and mentors and I’ve sent a friend something she needed that I had and I’ve done my first @NaNoWordSprints session and I haven’t died. Yet.
And I’m hosting a midnight kickoff party at my place, and ten people have already said they were coming. This includes the friend and me who planned it. Holy wow.
All things considered, I think I’m in pretty good shape. As the sign one of my co-MLs got me yesterday says, “Keep calm and carry on.”
I think I can handle that.