I am now a few days into week two of NaNoWriMo, and I’ve written a total of about 4,000 words. They were hard-fought, and I earned each of those words.
Unfortunately, if I want to win, I need to be writing a lot more each and every day.
I’d like to win. But it isn’t absolutely necessary. Mostly, I’d just like to write, to feel like this is something that I can do. And I know it is, so I’ll keep writing, chipping away at the ultimate goal, but at the end of the month, I’ll just be happy that I started and that I am trying. And next year I’ll do it again, and with the knowledge that it IS possible. And I’ll win.
Yesterday the kitten was spayed. Poor thing, the anesthesia stuck around for several hours. Today is better, and she is able to move around more. But she is still very cuddly and wants to stick around people. And since I am the one who is home, I am the one she sticks around with. I am definitely no complaining, because even if you are trouble-free, kittens help.
Truth: kittens help.
Also helpful is snow. We had a minor snow event overnight, and this morning I woke up to about an inch of snow on the gound. Most of it has melted, but there is still some on the roof of the back building, and I can some on the ground. Every so often there is a very small flurry. And even if that snow isn’t meant to stick around, watching it fall is nice.
Truth: snow helps.
Yesterday and today I’ve had my internet radio (Slacker yesterday, Spotify today) trained towards classical. It’s nice to listen to because there are no words to distract me, there is just the music to provide just the small bit of background noise.
Truth: Mozart helps.
Things to look forward to this month: Hitting 10,000 words on my novel, which has turned into a Regency historical romance. It will be without the sex, though, because I don’t know how important that will be to the story. And if I don’t know how important it will be, then that means it maybe won’t. Just the story of the boy and the girl who meet and have things to overcome before they find their happy ever after. Happy ever afters are good.
Thanksgiving. Because of noodles and mashed potatoes. And green beans. So, those are basically my favorite Thanksgiving foods.
DOCTOR WHO. 50th anniversary on November 23, which I will not watch on November 23, because I have friends who won’t be able to watch that day for one reason or another, and I will watch it with them, and we will have food and games and Doctor Who and good times.