Nanowrimo Day 12 — Jill James

Okay, by now I should be at, like, 18,000+ words. Sadly, I’m at 2500 give or take. But, I’m not going to beat myself up. 2500 words is still over two thousand words I didn’t have before. Obviously, I need to start dissecting my life and see where I’m missing writing time and try to fix it.

Sometimes, that is just as important as the actual writing.

Jill James, who needs to remind herself she already has 4 books out in the world. 🙂

Exercise & Writing

I’ve discovered a direct correlation between going to the gym, working out with my trainer, and productivity at the laptop. After I work out, the blood flows, the adrenaline sings in my brain, and I can come home and write for hours. And it is good writing. With a plot, storyline, character arcs and all.

Hopefully, once I no longer have the trainer I’ll be able to work myself hard enough to get the same effects. There is something about working up a sweat, pushing your body’s muscles to their limits, then coming home and working your mental muscles to their limit to really feel like you’ve done a good day’s work.

Then a shower and a good meal and you feel complete.

Do you make exercise a part of your daily routine? If you are a writer, do you make sure to make time to work out as well?

Jill James