Sunday, November 4, 2012

NaNoWriMo Day 4: Water, Writing, Work

"The Birth of Bardo" by Adia Millett
(Another piece from the artist whose work is inspiring my NaNoWriting)

Today I made good progress on my NaNoNovel 2012. I'm back on track with the average daily work count because ...

... are you ready?

Today I wrote 3.224 words. Which means my ending word count is 6,724 (the goal by the end of today was 6,667).

This is kind of amazing. I'm still feeling a little sick, although better than yesterday. I have a little more energy, though it doesn't stick around for long. But I did also manage to go swim today before work.


Go to the store to get dinner provisions for the week at work. I had this brilliant idea and for tonight it was great. Now I just need it to be great for the next three days and all is good. See, adding in writing about 1700 words per day into my schedule can eat into time to prepare meals. Unfortuantely, with the bathroom situation and my trip to Berkeley, I started NaNovember off with a deficit in the preparation department. I'm not talking about a deficit in novel preparation, but grocery shopping, food planning and things like that. Oh, and laundry; but I have an excuse since we don't have a working washer and dryer at home.

Anyway - back to my work meals. Two baked chicken breasts, a bag of spinach, a bag of "coleslaw mix" (which is really just green cabbage with a sprinking of red cabbage and a very few slivers of carrots), and a box of organic chicken broth. It was really tasty: chicken soup! And I don't have to worry about packing meals for the rest of this week (luckily we have a couple of refrigerators in the break room, so I left everything in a neat little bag on the shelf).

Then after that, I had enough time left to do some more writing.

So, day four and I'm back on track with my word count. I was able to swim. I have work meals.

All is good.