Saturday, November 9, 2013

NaNoWriMo & NaBloPoMo Update

We are a full 9 days into NaNoWriMo. Up until yesterday, I had written consistently every day. Yesterday, I packed up my child and headed to my writing place to write.

I've been writing at Starbucks because I felt the need to have a place that signaled to my brain that I was doing something different. It's worked well, and yesterday should have been no different. Sadly, I walked into Starbucks and the whole store had been changed. Who does that to a person?

Starbucks quickly made it into my story, with an entire chapter devoted to my main character's dislike of change. But, I only wrote a few lines of that chapter before I started having an allergic reaction to something I had eaten. I quickly took some Benadryl to counteract the reaction, and that was the end of my writing. Really, it was the end of my day.

I managed to get us home and was asleep before my head hit my pillow. I only slept a short time, but was sleepy and unable to focus the rest of the day. I only got about 500 words written.

Today, I woke up at 5:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. So, I wrote. I got about 500 words written before I started getting sleepy. I went back to sleep for another hour. Since then, I've gotten another 2000 words written, completely making up for the words I missed yesterday.

I'm now setting a goal about 1000 words higher than I had before. I'd like some play in my schedule later in the month.

I'm also thinking I need to preschedule a few blog posts in case something like yesterday happens again.

Oh, and I know I said I wouldn't be making a hat every day, but I've come close. I've found that taking writing breaks to knit for a while helps me think. And those hats are going fast.

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