It’s day five of NaNoWriMo and I’m exhausted. The late nights, the weekend’s time change, and the chilly weather are combining to make me think longingly of my bed. It’s right upstairs, unmade and calling. Oh crap. If only I’d made it as soon as I got out of it!
To make it worse, I actually want to write. I’m loving my NaNo story this year. Writing 2,000+ words hasn’t been too much of a challenge. In fact, the first day I wrote 5,000+ words. NaNo should not be able to defeat me this year.
First of all, who decided to put the time change on the first weekend of National Novel Writing Month? Okay, I realize to the rest of the world, this is November, but still. The time change always throws me off, and yesterday, when I could have slept an extra hour, I decided to get up and write an extra hour instead. Of course, if I hadn’t done that, I probably wouldn’t have made my goal before midnight, but still.
Second, I lay awake last night thinking of plot points and possible twists and the character I’ve just thrown in and how she’s going to betray the heroine…and I couldn’t get to sleep until nearly one o’clock. Then I had to get up and get my kids off to school so I could write this blog to complain about how tired I am.
Third, I did NOT make my bed this morning. Understand that most household chores go by the wayside during NaNo (or a routine writing spurt), but making the bed should never be one of them. It just makes it too easy to climb back into it!
Ah well, if you’d like to hear more from me after all this nonsense, visit me at The Brunette Librarian this morning for a very nice review of WHERE THE HEART LIES and my take on where all those people I write about come from before they spring out of my head and onto the page.
Yesterday my apartment was chilly and after a work out I was feeling kinda sleepy. I decided I’d get my laptop out and write in bed. I surfed the web for some time and listened to music, made tea and a snack before I was ready to write. Unfortunately I was short my goal last night and its because I fell asleep… oops. I know how you feel on that one! Today I’ll write at the dining room table – it should make things easier. Good luck!
Isn’t it funny how difficult it is sometimes? I did manage 600 words this morning so it wasn’t a total waste!
Excellent! Any amount of words is a good amount!
Well, I’m happy now, anyway. I stretched it to 1,787 words before packing it in. And I’m off to bed before 10!
Excellent I will be there too shortly!!