NaNoWriMo Day 11: The Day I Wrote ALL THE WORDS

I started day 11 of NaNoWriMo at 4:30am, groggily trudging downstairs to make coffee. I wrote two thousand words by noon, and took a walk with the kids and kitten during lunch. I sat down this afternoon and wrote another thousand. My word count now totals 19,054, which is ahead. I could keep going, butContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 11: The Day I Wrote ALL THE WORDS”

NaNoWriMo Day 8: Why I’m Okay with Hitting Shy of the Mark

In the chart above, you can see that my daily word count is like Zoro’s signature mark, zig zagging. But, on a daily basis, I’m hitting either the mark or just below. I’m okay with not hitting the word count every day. I’m okay with not ‘winning’ NaNoWriMo. Why? Because I’m writing every day. I’mContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 8: Why I’m Okay with Hitting Shy of the Mark”

NaNoWriMo Day 7: How it went (And, oh yeah, it gets political)

I have the kind of body that doesn’t sleep in on the weekends. Yeah. Be jealous of my circadian rhythm. I woke up around 6, wrote for a bit, and then hit the gym. While I was working out, my husband started waving his phone at me. Then hopped off the treadmill to show meContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 7: How it went (And, oh yeah, it gets political)”

NaNoWriMo Day 4: How It Went

Today started with checking the internet for election results. I realized that was only an anxiety-inducing spiral, so I started up a virtual write-in for my writers group. The story took a bit to get started, but then the words flowed from my fingers. A subplot developed, and I wrote two scenes that weren’t evenContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 4: How It Went”

NaNoWriMo Day 3: How It Went

Normally on Tuesdays, I lift weights, but I was having car trouble so had to rent a car while mine received repairs. It’s pouring rain and visibility is low. The rental placed moved and the nice lady in the business where the rental place used to be stared at us blankly and said, ‘E******** hasn’tContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 3: How It Went”