Yesterday, after I had written for the day and also had a rough draft of my blog post, I suddenly had a blinding headache that would not go away. I went to the doctor and she said it was eye strain from staring at the computer . She advised me to take it easy and to try to reduce my exposure to blue light.
After posting my blog, I didn’t look at my computer or phone for the rest of the day. This morning I also did not look at either until a little bit before my writing group meeting was starting. My head feels okay right now but I am still going to try to take it easy.
I know I have been working furiously and I should probably slow down. Also combining strenuous exercise almost every day with hours of concentrated thinking and staring at the computer is not a great idea. I have decides to do yoga and tai chi as my exercise for the rest of the month. Of course I will still go skating.
Today I wrote 982 words which brings my NaNoWriMo total to 9,157 for the ten days. With the over 900 word I wrote on Halloween, I am at at least 10,000. Since my original goal was 500 words a day for a total of 15,000 in the month, I now only have to do 250 words or one page a day for the rest of November. That is reassuring to me since if I need to rest I can.