Monday, November 7, 2016
NaNo, Week One
So ... last week was an utter failure in more ways than one.
First off, as you’ve probably noticed by my official word count widget, I'm way, way behind in my NaNo words. It didn’t start out that way though. Day one of NaNo I went to a write in at a local restaurant and did 1400 words in 2 hours.
I’ve never been to an official write-in before and it was totally awesome. The restaurant was licensed so we could have a drink if we wanted, the Municipal Liaison sprang for some appetizers for us to share, and I met some great fellow writers. We chatted and wrote and had a good time.
The second failure was that I missed both my posts here. Not just my quotes post on Friday, but my wordage report on Sunday. But I have a good excuse, honestly!
Wednesday I came home from babysitting and I wasn’t feeling so great. By dinnertime I was definitely sick. And I stayed sick pretty much until yesterday. Basically, during that time all I was able to manage was babysitting and sleeping. I was able to suck it up for the babysitting because it was only for a couple of hours on two days, and my granddaughter is obsessed with Paw Patrol so I may have let her watch a few extra episodes.
I did try to get some writing in on Thursday and Friday but I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. And I managed about 1,000 words over the weekend. It might have been more, but I was struck by the sudden urge to clean my closet and dresser - thinning out the clothes and re-organizing as I went along.
So this week will be all about catching up on the NaNo words. You know, unless I have a relapse or something.
Some people will do anything to get out of writing. :-D