I’ve attempted National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo) a couple of times in the past (once unofficially), but I’m going all out this year. I normally dislike talking about word counts and “the writing process.” It’s just not me. But I figure if I’m going to blog about NaNo, I might as well go all the way!
The last few days have been a challenge.
pulled my right calf muscle got a bad leg cramp a few days ago (probably while carrying my three-year-old), and then Sara and I took our kid trick-or-treating while rain made lakes out of streets. The neighbors a few doors down decided to throw a loud outdoor Halloween party that lasted until 1 a.m. (maybe later). I tossed and turned with leg pain and finally dragged myself out of bed at 3:30 a.m. I took some pain relievers and managed to fall asleep again … and overslept. We had an appointment to keep at 12:30, so that gave me about two good hours to log my first 1,667 words.
Sara’s been super-supportive and even my kid sensed that “dada” needed to do something important.
Thankfully, I knew the scene I wanted to write, so I just sat down with my coffee and did it, eating breakfast at the halfway mark.
Before I knew it, I logged 1,683 words my first day of NaNoWriMo. Here’s hoping tomorrow is less dramatic!
Day One: Success!