February 1 – balancing act – I woke up with a cold. I’m doing hourly comic day today. I took a break from daily photo projects because the balancing act was stressing me out, but I thought I might do #cy365 every other month, depending on how I handle it this month. ❤️
Sometimes I like photos from my @ten.years.ago Instagram project so much that I want to put them somewhere in a higher resolution. January 20, 2008 was my mama’s birthday, so we went out to the farm to see her, and while we were there I took pictures, surveyed the damage from the December ice storm, saw some floofy horses and poked around the abandoned house where my dad grew up and my siblings spent their earliest years.
So, uh, I wrote 6,197 words yesterday and two of them were “The End.”
Backing up a moment, I also wrote on the 22nd, 25 and 26th. I sometimes look at this spreadsheet and think: Golly, if I wrote like this straight through, I could finish in 21 days! But you gotta take days off, or I do, anyway.
I haven’t experienced a November without NaNoWriMo since I was 16 years old. I wonder what they’re like? I’m open to maybe… MAYBE taking next year off. I’ve never even been open to that before. November is a great month and sometimes I feel like it happens without me.
I didn’t write on the 17th. I did other admin chores and Shaun and I had a date night. It was super.
I wrote 3,510 words on the 18th, a fair amount of it doing sprints with my friend Summer and the NaNoWordSprints twitter. I killed a character, I rarely ever do that!
I didn’t write on the 19th.
I wrote 2,404 words on the 20th, more sprints with Summer & NaNoWordSprints.
I wrote 2,333 words on the 21st. A lot of it was going back and adding scenes because I feel like I’m hurtling towards the end of my story and I still have about 14k words to go. I definitely left plenty of room earlier in the story for character building, though. I still have loads to work with.
Here’s the last sentence I wrote:
“You’ve made quite a mistake,” she said.
All told I have written 8,247 words since I last made a wordpress update.
Once again, I really didn’t want to write, but then I did and I got 2,399 words. They were super full of typos, though, the most red-squiggly-lined writing sessions of the month.
Here are my favorite typos of the day: responisibilties, wildnerness, conincidence. They’re especially great if you say them aloud. The great thing about the coincidence typo is that I made it MULTIPLE TIMES.
When Shaun got home we walked to our polling location and voted and got to come home at sunset, which was very satisfying.
The last sentence I wrote:
One of old Mr. Thwaite’s dear friends shot the creature.
I basically went from “I guess I won’t be writing at all today!” to “Oh! I just wrote 2,824 words.” It was a rough start. I’m having another rough start today, to the extent that writing this blog post feels like treading water. I don’t know what else to say. Things are hard and then they’re easier and then they’re hard again but I’m pretty sure they’ll be easier again, too.
I got my Vistaquest VQ1005 camera out. The way it makes the world look cheers me up.
The last sentence I wrote:
She wasn’t sure if she wanted the coziness of falling into a familiar book or the more riveting excitement of reading something for the first time.