This is my fourth, or fifth, NaNoWriMo... counting Camp NaNos... and things are a little different this year, what with the pregnancy.
For one thing... the big mug of steaming hot coffee that was always cheering me on is not there. I actually haven't had my beloved cup o' Joe in THREE MONTHS!!! I'd prefer my child not come outta me all jacked up and jonesin' for more Joe. Instead, I have ten big glasses of water with lemon every day... and the occasional PowerAde or fruit juice.
Another big change is all my Red Vines, gummy bears, and the orange slices (the candy ones, not the healthy ones) that I usually keep on hand during hard core write-a-thons. Instead, I have Triscuits, fresh fruits, and yogurt.
I haven't really missed all these things in the last three months (except the coffee!! I miss that every day.), until yesterday. Sitting at my desk cramming for NaNo makes me imagine that I smell fresh brewed coffee when there is none around. That part of my brain has been awakened. But I am still typing away. Treats or no.
I will admit.... this was an unexpected side-effect. I didn't realize how bad some of my NaNo habits had become! If kiddo wasn't eating everything I eat, I would be binging on junk all month! (sounds really awesome even though I know how unhealthy it is. But hey, it's only once or twice a year, right?)
I still love NaNoWriMo... even without the bottomless cup of coffee. (And I'm still buying my NaNo mug! That's tradition every year, even if I have to drink water out of it. :)
How is NaNo going for you guys?