I am sorry to say I couldn’t find it for myself, it’s Brian who saw in on Nikki’s wall. Rest assured however, dear daughter mine, that I did get your message. I wanted to keep a copy for myself and for all time, so here it is: Continue reading
I’m kind of dead in the water right now. The last week has been busy as all get out. Then, today, when I had planned on closing out some projects, I found myself sick with what my ex-husband aptly called “Intestinal distress”. It’s been a very long time since I’ve caught a stomach bug. Let’s just say it’s not pretty.
We’re almost halfway through the month, and what do I have to show for all my efforts? Not nearly enough, I’ll tell you right now. I should be at 25 000 words at least. Not even close *sigh* Continue reading
Lagging way behind.
Last night, I managed 143 words.
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-THREE! Is that all? Really? Tsk tsk Jag! That’s no good at all. Continue reading
Well look at that, I missed the last two days of blogging altogether. How disappointing.
On Saturday, I feel into my usual Saturday routine, sleeping msot of the day in preparation of an overnight shift that always turns my world a little topsy turvy. I didn’t realize I might have forgotten to post until 3 AM, at which time I as already about halfway through my shift. At the time, I was convinced I had posted. Clearly, I was wrong.
Yesterday, I simply forgot. I had 3 different deadlines to meet within 24 hours, plus I was tired, and… I just plain forgot. On the flip side, one of those deadlines was a novel-writing goal of 4000 words.
I didn’t make it.
But I did write, and I’m about to write again. Right after I get off the phone with my mom, whom I also forgot to call. Let’s call this past weekend “Forget about it!” weekend and then… forget about it.
We’re a little over 1/4 of the way through the NaNos and… I’m still behind.
I didn’t write a single word today, choosing to take my day off away from anything difficult. Actually, the truth is I was up all night, and therefore was asleep as soon as the cable guys left.
Speaking of cable guys, it turns out it’s not the service or their equipment, it’s my tv: it’s dying. I had to use an alternate connection port, the last one left as the others have all died. I need to dredge up and save between $300 and $700 by about New Year’s, when tv prices typically drop farther than at any other time of the year. Continue reading
Yesterday, I lost internet connection. For hours. And hours. Finally, it came back on, at which point the cable went out.
I don’t know what the universe is trying to tell me right now, but it can’t be anything good. Not in such a connected world. I can check my schedule online; I can communicate with family, friends, and total strangers online. I watched the elections on cable television two days ago. I even submit my novel online.
Assuming all the required devices work, that is.
In any case, I did manage to write a bit more yesterday, but today I find myself a bit despondent. No tv means less noise, true, but the clackety clack of my keyboard isn’t exactly reassuring. In fact, it’s rather loud in the silence. It could be worse.
I could be using a manual typewriter.
Today I’m posting early because I go back to work. Vacation time is over. Even though I didn’t go anywhere, it was absolutely terrific. Nothing urgent to do for 10 whole days…. who can argue with that?
This morning I managed 1698 words for NaNoWriMo. This scene is almost writing itself, all on the fly, too. I am very grateful. Continue reading
So for historical purposes I need to say this: today was election day. We re-elected President Obama. My Republican friends are foaming at the mouth. (To said friends, I’m sorry, but your reaction is worse than that of my Democratic friends when Bush was re-elected.) That’s all I mean to say about it.
On the writing front, I wrote about… 74 words. I was distracted by myself, and discovered an overwhelming need for a nap in the middle of the evening, when I already had other plans for the night. In short, I just didn’t do anything. Even this will be just under the wire!
Tomorrow’s another day. Onward!
I’m feeling a little giddy as I write this! I just did a word sprint: 25 minutes of uninterrupted writing, and wrote 973 words! It’s an exhilarating feeling, too. This means in theory, if I wrote for just an hour or so a day, I could make my daily quota.
I didn’t want to stop, either. I only put on the brakes because the spirit of a word sprint is to not get so bogged down in the writing that you don’t get up and stretch, increasing the likelihood of getting stressed out. Also, there’s a very hot sex scene coming, and I needed a cigarette before getting into all that.
Oh wouldn’t you love to know!
I’m off to enter my word count just so I don’t miss time. I’ve noticed when you update near the end of the day like this, the NaNoWriMo website is a little slow. Sometimes I have to try again.
I did write earlier today, reaching the general goal for the day. I still need to write some more, though, so I can creep up on the actual overall goal. (Being behind bites, but if I let it slip away much more it’ll get rather discouraging). See you tomorrow night!