#25: Choose Yourself, Shawty
ft. throwback anthems and holiday woes
Anybody out there feeling depleted of energy? Me too, sis. The combination of Daylight Savings Time ending, the beginning of the holiday season, and the realization that 2022 is less than two months away has me a bit tied.
If you’re feeling like you’re being pulled a thousand different ways, I feel you. I hope you’re getting some me time, and you’ll continue to prioritize me time within the blur of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years that’ll send the next few weeks into overdrive.
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Writer’s Log #12.5
Sis, I’ve got to keep it 100 with you. I didn’t have the time to write a separate writer’s log for my Substack homies.
With work and NaNoWriMo, it’s been a lot. But, I’ve been doing weekly updates about NaNoWriMo on Medium—which are basically writer’s logs.
Here are free links to Week 1 and Week 2 of my NaNoWriMo 2021 weekly updates. With these links, you don’t need a subscription and you can read them as much as you want. So, it’s technically it’s a two-in-one special. We love a deal!
3 Things I Consumed
Netflix’s The Harder They Fall (a very fun watch! I’ve never been a western kind of girl; but they put the right people in this one to make even me a believer. Everybody did well up in this piece; i was so here for it. And that soundtrack? Chile that was splendid.)
Hallease’s video podcast Tryna Be Somebody episode with Jade Fox (ooh, i watched this while i had my morning tea and it was so good. Like, i love a great conversation and this was a great conversation. Content creators especially will get a lot of quality info from this)
Episodes 2, 3, and 4 of the new season of HBO’s Insecure (dog, this show is so good. it’s one of my favorite shows i’ve ever seen. and, when it ends, i’ll have to pour one out for insecure, a real one.)
2 Things I Created
It’s NaNo season baby! I’ve been spending the majority of my free time putting in work on this big, beautiful, messy AF rough draft. At the point of writing this, I’m at 22,540 words. We’re almost at the halfway point, so there’s no turning back now. (Nia from the future strikes again! 40,089 words!)
Because I’m me, I took a few minutes to gush on The Dream’s timeless 2008 anthem “I Luv Your Girl”.
I saw this picture when I’d first pulled up Pinterest—and in my soul I know there could be an awesome story behind it. Who is this woman? What era did she live in? What event is she dressed up for, and does she even want to be there?
Write a story taking entirely on Black Friday, but try it in a new genre, like horror, science fiction, or romance. Here are a few random ideas I have: Do aliens have their own take on Black Friday? Do time travelers move in and out of different Black Fridays to secure their own deals? What about a ghost that only haunts a local department store on Black Friday?
This journaling prompt is from The Bliss Bean’s “75 Journaling Prompts for Your Best Life”: “How would you describe your relationship with your phone/other technology in your life?”
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