NaNoWriMo – I’m Really Doing It!

It is now day 10 of NaNoWriMo.  To keep on the 50k track I needed to break 15k yesterday.  I was a little bit behind (about 4,000 words behind).  I slacked off the two previous days, not for because I didn’t want to write.  But because I pulled a muscle in my lower back and the pain was pretty distracting.  It was stupid, I should have been more careful….hell I should have asked my tall and handsome better half to reach it for me.  Inside I pulled a toddler moment of ” I do it!” and oh I did it alright. 

Thankfully I am feeling a bit better.  Yesterday I was determined to catch up.  So I did what anyone that many words behind does.  I procrastinated.All.Day.Long!  Finally sometime around 7 PM, I had enough of this dragging my feet bullshit.  I poured myself a glass of wine, got a pillow to put behind my back to ease the pain, and found a LotR trilogy soundtrack on You-Tube (Pandora just wasn’t cutting it last night).  The sound track was 3 hours and 30 some odd minutes long. 

I opened up my Liquid Story Binder and went to work.  At about the 3 hour and 20 minute mark according to the ‘video’ playing, I was officially at 15,601 words.  Not only did I meet the goal, I passed it.  I had started at about 11,880 words roughly. 

I cannot believe I am actually doing this.  In some ways it kind of feels like a dream.  I’ve written on and off for just over eight years.  This is my 8th attempt at NaNoWriMO.  I have never ever finished any writing attempt or NaNo.  HELL!  I have never written this many words.  I don’t think I have ever even written daily like this.

I gotta say….IT FEELS PRETTY DAMN GOOD!  Even on the days where I just wasn’t feeling it as much, or these couple of pain filled days where I thought “eh I can skip right?”  I didn’t.  I wrote something, added to my story.  Even if it was just a few hundred words. 

Today, then it means to stay on track for word count I need just a hair over a 1000 words.  I can do that. 

Honestly I wanted to update on progress here sooner, but I was afraid I’d jinx it.  I’m still afraid that something will break and I won’t finish.  But a part of me really feels like I can win this time.

Hope you are all having a successful NaNo too.

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