Today wasn’t easy, exactly. I mean, I sat down for two 30 minute writing sessions and got over 1,000 words (my daily total was 2,173) for each and was finished with my writing before 1PM, which some people might think sounds like an easy writing day, but it wasn’t. I promise. I felt kind of a sick ache in my stomach about it and once, just once, I interjected a first person grumble about my dialogue into the novel. What I actually said was, “I swear!”
My back kind of hurts from sitting here, stooped over the keyboard, and even though I’m drinking my water with a straw, my teeth hurt from the cold. I don’t see how that has anything to do with NaNoWriMo, but that’s what NaNoWriMo is for, taking the rap in the month of November. NaNoWriMo and not at all the fact that I haven’t been to the dentist in about 13 months. NaNoWriMo.
In spite of how cheerless this entry is turning out, I’m actually doing great. My jeans are fresh from the dryer, I diffused my external flash with some kleenex, I’m in love with a November novelist, I have 4 Nancy Drew mystery games I haven’t even opened sitting here on my desk and I don’t have to cook dinner for two nights in a row… though I love to cook dinner sometimes… we are currently low on groceries, so this is serendipitous.
10973 / 50000 words. 22% done!
Really positive writing today, belted out 2,334 in two half hour sessions and left off in the middle of a scene that should be easy to pick up tomorrow. I feel a little tempted to just continue it, but I’m really enjoying my obligation free afternoon. I went outside and shot some photos and video of the leaves falling from trees and made eye contact with the dark gray kitten who lives behind us, someday I hope to befriend him. Or her, pink collar may mean her.
As I have found, and No Plot, No Problem by Chris Baty intimated I would, I have more energy and interest in doing other odd jobs around the house. Huzzah!
8800 / 50000 words. 18% done!