Well, this month has been kicking my ass.
I’ve been attempting NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know what that means, white people call it National Novel Writing Month. It’s a worldwide event that urges authors or, in my case, would-be authors, to attempt to write 50,000 words in one month. I tried it last year, and I was unsuccessful. This year? Well, it’s November 28th, and I’ve got about… 13,000 words. So I’d say I’m on track!
In seriousness, regardless of whether or not I meet my goal, I love doing this. It’s a great impetus to get writing, and that’s definitely something I’ve needed lately. And regardless, I’m that much closer to the end of this godforsaken book.
In other news, I’ve started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in addition to my usual Muay Thai. What’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you ask? First of all, you sound really white right now. We call it BJJ, or Jitz if you have no self-respect. But back to your question: if you’ve ever watched a UFC event, BJJ is all the gayest looking parts. It’s submission grappling, with a whole lot of time spend between another man’s legs, or tightly holding one between yours.
And I’ve bragged about this in about a half dozen formats already, but I can’t go wrong with the confidence booster here as well. Tonight, for the first time, I was able to tap a training partner, specifically with an Americana from side control.
Like that. Except that in my version, the guy getting the submission outweighed his opponent by about one hundred pounds. Yeah, whatever. So I squished a smaller, weaker person using my big fat ass. This little guy managed to choke me out four times during our roll beside my one moment of success, so I’m not ashamed!
Anyway, let this not be the last post for another while. I’ll update soon with the latest in the world of writing.