Thursday, November 4, 2010

NaNoWriMo: day four

Today is looking like it will be the first day I fall behind on the daily average word count. And that's okay; I've been ahead so far, which means I'm only a little behind and tomorrow is a big writing day. Current count is 6,609.

I awoke early this morning - though not as early as I should have. Let me rephrase: I woke up with my first alarm, and my second alarm, and the third - with the first one still going off in the other room, just outside the bedroom door. The first alarm, a really obnoxious one on my phone that works really well as a wake-up sound, kept going. I checked the time and I had a few minutes to think about what to wear, what to pack as far as food for the day, then I had to get up and take my shower.

It was a long day ahead with only two relatively short drive and meal breaks between jobs.

Then my partner asked me if I heard my alarm going off.

"Yes," I answered. Then I looked at the clock. It was 30 minutes later than the last time I looked and my first alarm was still making it's HELLO IT'S MORNING sounds.

Luckily, I had plenty of time to shower and get to my first job - with fingers crossed there was still a parking spot.

I was lucky still and there was one spot left right where I needed it to be.

Writing time? Uh - oops. Well, I did have a little bit of time between a couple of parts of the first location. So I wrote a little bit by hand - only about 400 words. I was hoping for a second little sprint - but that didn't happen. The middle section of my work day went longer than anticipated and all of my "break" time was spent driving between job sites.

But, no worries. My few words from today are inserted and word count updated. And tomorrow I have lots of time to write. In between laundry and a trip to the grocery store and renailing the front gutter on the house before the next rain storm because we're starting to look like we have a waterfall in the front of the house.

Ah, NaNoWriMo.

Can you smell it in the air?