Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day #5

Today's Word Count: 305

Total Word Count: 1904

Disaster! That's what yesterday was. Remember how I've always said that I don't participate in NaNoWriMo because it's a bad month for me because of sweeps? Well, yesterday was one of those days that gave me that opinion in the first place.

I didn't get up early to write, because Rish and I had been out late the night before, so I needed that time for sleep. I managed to get 305 words written during my lunch break at work. And then, as I was walking out the door to go home, I was told that there was a very important thing that needed my immediate attention.

So, instead of trying to write further last night, I spent the evening working three hours of overtime. By the time I finally got to leave, I was wrung out. I've had this headache that has been plaguing me since Sunday, and it was probably at its worst by the end of that overtime. I felt physically ill. I felt on the verge of vomiting. I think that it might be some sort of migraine headache, but I really don't know. I've never been to the doctor about it, so I really don't know what a migraine is and whether I get them or not.

Anyway, despite arriving home at 10:30, I didn't even consider writing further. I just went to bed and quivered in agony...okay, that might be an exaggeration, but I did just go to bed.

Hopefully, today will be better. We'll see.


  1. I've been hearing about this story for over a year, via TGMG and Dunesteef. Can't wait to see/hear the first treatment.

  2. Maybe scale back on the daily word count? Weren't you dong better earlier this year with a smaller one? Do a mini-NaNo?

  3. Or instead of a total word count for the month, go for daily word count. Or even make it a three month goal for 50,000 words. I understand having a goal and making yourself stretch for it, but also adjust as necessary. You're doing great!