Happy Nano! November 1, 2008
Dude, I couldn't sleep last night, thinking about Nanowrimo. That's not like me. But I knew how I wanted it to start, and I kept re-starting it, even in my dreams. I do NOT like writing in my dreams. It's frustrating, to see the words, and then to try to re-read them, and they've suddenly changed.
But I've got 5,011 words down. I have a schedule:
Workdays: 1,000 words a day, written in the morning. I will get up at the ungodly hour of 3:45am. I leave for work at five, and I only take about 15 minutes to get ready, so that gives me an hour. I can easily get a thousand words in an hour, even while half-asleep. At my top speed, I can get two thousand an hour, but that's when I'm ON. And I know when I get home at 7pm that I am DEAD and completely unable to talk, let alone write, so:
Weekends: 5,000 words a day. From 8am-12pm, I'll write (like I did today). Four hours is good for 5,000 words (about twenty pages), including drinking coffee/eating/wandering/cleaning up the dog-vomit breaks. My weekends are always either three or four days long, so that's good for building the word count. My target word count is an arbitrary 76,000 words this month.
I don't know if I can pull it off. But I'm going to try.
Luckily, La's totally into doing NaSoAlMo again, so she's off recording in her room while I'm writing. It's nice.
Now: It's been POURING this morning and I'm loving it. I love rain, especially the very first good rain. I opened the window in front of my desk and Waylon and Willie and I sucked in that good smell of grass, rain, and asphalt.
But now we're tired. I might take a nap. Like this:
Willie and Harriet are lying right next to me, right NOW, doing that. It's even cuter in person.
This was from our walk yesterday, but this is how I feel today. It's a good day. Nap. And then some cooking for the work week, which starts tomorrow.
Huzzah! Nano is here!