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Nanowrimo day . . . Whatever

And the hits just keep on coming. I’ve gotten nothing done in the last 2 days because of drama and I have no idea when it’s all going to stop. I’m getting migraines and having trouble sitting still because of an overwhelming urge to hit things.
I’m updating this from my phone. Never done that before so we’ll see how it works. Now, to bed, hopefully to be more productive tomorrow.

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Nanowrimo Day 13

Today, the stress of the last few days caught up with me. I have been laid out with a cold. I did manage to get a little bit of writing done but not nearly as much as I’d hoped to.

Words written today: 1015
Total words written: 17126

Yes, I’m still way behind. I have plans to get caught up tomorrow. I’m hoping some good sleep will help me feel better.

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Nanowrimo Day 12

Today has been better. I’m in no way ready to be social (though that’s not as unusual as it may seem) but I think I’ve gotten past the worst of the grieving. I still get a gut-punch feeling when I think about the fact that I lost my favorite uncle this summer, and I still end up crying, and I expect that to go on with the people I’ve lost in the last few days. I’m still processing the fact that people I loved aren’t at the other end of a phone anymore. I know they’re in a much better place and away from the pain they were in these last few years.

Everybody processes grief differently and I’m not still if I’m sure I’ve gotten the whole grieving thing down. I’ve been told, when you start to do it often enough, you get used to it. Well, no thank you, I don’t want to get used to this yet.

I do know that my uncle was very proud of me and he would think what I’m doing now was very cool. He was always the person who thought I was cool, even when I didn’t. My grandfather would approve of me going my own way, I think, and I like to think of him watching me while I write. He might not have gotten what I’m writing but he would have been proud of me for doing it.

So, writing! Did I do it today?

Yes, I did! I know, I’m proud of me, too.

I started the day needing 6000 words to catch up to where I should be to complete Nanowrimo on time. I did not write enough to be “caught up” to my goal but dang it, I’m a lot closer than I was yesterday.

Words written today: 2875
Total words written: 16111

I will likely do a bit more writing before I go to bed but it’s very nearly midnight so any additional words will count towards tomorrow.

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Nanowrimo Day 11

Sometimes, things just happen that knock you on your ass. I’ve had a series of events over the last couple of days that, while I could have taken each of them ok if it had been just that one thing, the combination has just done a number on me. Quite frankly, I’ve spent most of today crying and I expect that to continue through tomorrow, as well.

That kid? That’s me. The asshole dog? That’s life. See? It’s like it’s a metaphor

If writing was a day job, I’d be taking time off for this. Now, I don’t plan to take all that much time off and I’m looking forward to immersing myself in the worlds I’ve created and spending time tormenting my characters. However, sometimes, we just need to grieve and that’s the point I’m at.

Words written today stands at 0 and I am officially way behind on Nanowrimo. I have plans to catch up but it’s going to be a long, hard slog for a while.

This just makes me laugh.

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Nanowrimo Days 9 & 10

Trying desperately to accomplish something for the last couple of days has been like pulling teeth. I can’t focus on anything. So, I finally sat down today and got some editing done. I did 2 read-thru’s, a light edit and now I’m going in line by line to clean up punctuation and tenses. It looks like I bled on it. Actually, it would probably have looked better if I’d just opened a vein on it. But its a great story! And one that I will be very proud of once it’s finished… and it’s not even mine!

So what does that mean for my Nano word count? Um, well, it means that I’ve put up 0 words for today and yesterday. Supposedly, I’ll have all day tomorrow to finish editing and to get caught up on my words but we’ll see what happens. I think I need to eat more bacon.

Oh! I also hit 100,000 page views! Woot!

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Nanowrimo Day 8

I was productive today!  No, seriously, that’s not sarcasm. I was ready to smack myself today before my productivity began and, when I think about it, I still kinda want to smack past me for being a moron.

I’m supposed to take vitamins every day. Most women should, but mine are very, very important. I’m anemic so I take an iron supplement every day and a couple other vitamins that make functioning like a regular human adult possible. I got really sick for a few days this summer and forgot to take my vitamins. And then I continued forgetting until I got out of the habit and I couldn’t figure out why I was so tired. Uh, duh! Anemic who doesn’t take their iron supplements is the definition of tired . . . and stupid.

So, I got 10 hours of sleep tonight and took my vitamins and wow, I can function again! Seriously, night and day difference.

On to the writing recap!

Last night, I added more to the story I’m doing for Nanowrimo. When I woke up this morning, I hated it. Absolutely hated it. It was a victim puke and emotion dump for me. It had no place in my story so, I did something most Nano veterans tell you not to do. I deleted it. 900 words went bye bye because I just couldn’t stand to have them in my story. With those 900 words, I would have been beyond what I needed to be at today to make my goal of 50,000 words by November 30. Oh well, such is life and it was a conscious decision to put myself behind to be a little happier with my writing.

The words below are going to be the official count from the Nano website and won’t reflect the 900 words that I wrote and deleted. I could do another 97 words tonight but, quite frankly, I’m exhausted and just want to go to bed at this point. So, I’ll catch up the rest of the way tomorrow.

Today’s words: 2306
Total words written: 13236

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Nanowrimo Day 7

Today . . . today was better. I have to admit to being very, very overwhelmed lately and it all hit me in the last 24 hours. I did get some writing done but it was like pulling teeth. I kept crying. And, no, it wasn’t because of the election. Well, not entirely because of the election. The recession has hit us pretty hard, to the point that we’re not sure when/if we’re going to be homeless before the end of the year.  I think we’re going to be ok but the stress has been killer and I don’t see an end in sight.

I haven’t gotten as much done as I’ve wanted to for a while. I may try to write a bit more before I go to bed but, to be honest, I’m exhausted. I just want to curl up with a pillow and go to sleep.

Today’s words: 919
Total word count: 10930

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