Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NaNoWriMo - Days 22, 23, and 24: The rubber hits the road (literally)

Well, here I am, gutting out the homestretch!

On Day 22, I had a Sick Migraine, and couldn't force myself to write more than 503 words.  Actually, I was kind of proud of myself for getting that much done, since on that particular day I also considered it an accomplishment to get in and out of the drugstore without throwing up on the pharmacy tech.  In comparison to that dubious achievement, 503 words looks pretty good, huh?  (See, it's all in how you present these things.)

On Day 23, it was a gooood thing I was feeling better because I had one of my busiest days in a While.  I have no clue how I did it, but 2,016 words were finished by the end of the day.

On Day 24 (today), I formulated a theory that the more free time I have to get words down, the more I procrastinate the actual writing thereof.  Yesterday I had babysitting to do as well as cooking for and staying with my grandmother.  I knew I had next to no free time available, so every chance I had to sit down and write a few paragraphs I took it.

Today, on the other hand, my husband was off work, and we had most of the afternoon and evening free.  So I didn't start writing word 1 until 9:30pm.  Oh well, at least I had plenty of quality family relaxation time before I got down to typing.  And, tonight I completed a whopping 2,001 words.  Yes, I was eeeeeking out every single word that last 15%.  I told myself I could read for a little while if I got it all done like a good girl.  And now, look at me - I'm being even more mature and putting up a blog update before I collect my reward.  I should get a badge or something.

But today is the last day before our epic Thanksgiving mountain trip, which, with no fewer than seven total households participating bodes to be every bit as adventure-filled and entertaining as any National Lampoon Vacation movie.  So I just wanted to get this update out there before we hit the road in the morning!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  1. And we're excited to go!

  2. I can't wait for the trip April! It's great that you've gotten so much writing done this month, and you're almost through. If you have trouble coming up with an ending I'm sure we can help you with some ideas for it this weekend, haha! And if you want to write while we're there we'll be sure to give you some alone time. See ya in a few hours!