Monday, November 5, 2012

A Short Month

Well, I had a great little weekend.  It was jam-packed (as all weekends tend to be these days), but full of fun activities that I just couldn't turn down.  However, it didn't leave a ton of time for writing which made yesterday a little stressful.

I like goals.  And I am pretty good at setting goals and keeping them (assuming the goal is something I have control over in the first place).  Hence why I was able to finish grad school in half the time.  I'm good at putting my nose to the grindstone and getting things done.  Usually this is the case because I don't let a lot of things get in the way of my goals.  Like eating, or sleeping, and definitely not exercising.

Day 1 started off great.  I was able to exceed the needed 1,667 words.  Day 2, I was 300 words shy of the daily 1,667, but I figured it would be ok... I had the weekend to make up some word-age.

But then I decided Phil and I should go on a three mile walk with the dogs to get a Caramel Apple Spice.  By the time I got back, I had to rush to get ready to go to Rikkie's son's birthday party.  It was so cute!!  There's nothing quite like watching a bunch of boys with pirate hats bowl.  Then I raced home to try and nap before I went to the Oregon State football game with my dad.  In true Oregon State fashion, the game was definitely not boring.  There's nothing quite like giving up 9 points in the first quarter.  The Beavers ended up winning.  But between walking around campus with my dad, standing to eat, and getting up and down through out the majorly eventful game, I think I got more exercise on Saturday than I have in the last 2 months.  Combined probably.

That's pretty sad.

Plus the game was a night game and we didn't get home until after midnight.  Cotton didn't buy into the whole "extra hour of sleep" idea, so he woke up at 5.

By the time church was over, I was T.I.R.E.D.

And had at least 3,500 words to write.  I wanted a nap.  My inner goal-driven self was starting to freak out. I was falling behind!!

Thankfully, we had very little on the agenda for Sunday, so I was basically able to write all day.  I made up the ground I had lost and even get ahead a little.  This week is even busier than this weekend was, so writing time will be scarce.  I need to use all the time I have early in the week to get ahead, so I don't fall behind.

So here are the stats:

Day 4 NaNoWriMo

Words Written:  7,735
Words Remaining:  42,265
Goal for Monday:  Get over 10,000 words.

10,000 words... that means I'll be 20% there.  That's kind of crazy.

And I have a feeling this little "write a novel" goal is going to make November FLY BY!!  I just realized yesterday afternoon that Cotton's pageant is in less than 2 weeks.  The little guy isn't quite prepared yet.  :)


  1. You are kicking ass on your novel! What is it about? I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours... Haha.

  2. and then. and then. we have to go shopping next year. so you won't have time to write that day either.

  3. Yay for being almost 20% of the way there!


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