Health is always important, but it always seems to be that at the beginning of a year peeps be especially concerned with it. Today, I have come up with a handy list to assist in literary health! Oh yes! I don’t actually go in for real health because I’m pretty sure that is just a myth hahaa. But bookish health is important! We must maintain book health! So, yes, anyway, here are five literary healthy ideas for 2013:
Main issues: could drop book and endanger face, books may refuse to go back in the shelves
2. Workout Re-enact scenes:
Difficulty: 1-5 (scene dependent)
Reward: you get to pretend to be in a novel, adult make-pretend, I cannot overemphasise the fun
Main issues: looking crazy, forgetting the lines to the scene, being over ambitious with scene props
Squats The book squat:
I’m mainly winging this one but for every time a book makes you smile, laugh, cry or [insert emotion here] do a little squat! Then, when reviewing the book you can basically judge how good the book was by how many squats were performed. Later in the year you can tell how many good books have been read by how toned your legs of steel are. I can see the SQUAT REVIEWING SYSTEM becoming a big thing in 2013.
Reward: You are a squat review system pioneer, also legs of steel
Main Issues: being caught squatting and crying in a corner, forgetting how or when to squat
Weight Word gain/loss:
Writers write. Writers edit. A healthy 2013 will involve at least one of those two! I didn’t write maybe as much as I wanted in 2012 (although to be honest I set ridiculous goals and I did underestimate the stress of graduating omggg, and I did finish and write several WIPs) but I did a) pen a very acceptable amount and b) write consistently. I always think consistently writing it tres importante!
Reward: all the words, a grand 2013, the greatest fun a person can have
Main Issues: losing the plot, insecurity, worry, anxiety, forgetting how to spell
Leading on from #4 is stretching! You wouldn’t leap outside for a 5 mile run in the pouring rain without at least a little warm up unless you were, like, I don’t know maybe Batman or something and even then he has that special knee fixing tech so really he is cheating. So! Why exhaust your literary muscles before stretching them a little? Warm up!
Reward: easier word marathons, things like nanowrimo will be easy breezy, all the words
Main Issues: your stretch might accidentally turn into a 5 mile run figuratively speaking
So! What literary healthy kicks are you planning come 2013? With me on the squatting system? It’s okay, I’m not really sure I’m with me on that one…