Saturday, November 2, 2013
Day 155: Write On!
In other words: I'm diligently meeting my daily NaNoWriMo word count, but I'm eating cookies and doughnuts, I said no to a Habitat walk with Good Neighbor Anne, and I'm about to dine on Le Big Mac.
But there is so much going on at our house, and I've had a headache every morning. I feel like I'm just barely holding things together. Every day I bravely list What I Plan to Get Done; every day, I transfer two or three items to the next day's already-lengthy list.
Tomorrow I'm hosting a lunch meeting at our church for all the standing committee chairs — some heavy heavy hitters, in other words, and I feel quite nervous about leading it. But today I made homemade cookies, Mocha Truffle Cookies and Oatmeal Scotchies, to ply my audience with, and that should soothe the savage breast or whatever.
I'm sure it will go well, I'll just be happy when it's over.
Ooh — maybe I'll use the extra hour to take a long walk before church tomorrow. That would help both my daily headache and my oppressive sense of failure. And depending on how early I start, I might even have time to get my NaNoWriMo writing done before church at 10.
The writing is actually going pretty well. Yesterday I liked what I wrote; today, as I told my friend KT, most of my words were shite, but I nonetheless had a breakthrough regarding a difficult character, which is always exciting. But the words are flowing fast and freely, and the time flies merrily by. I'm having fun, in other words.
(Well of course I am, I'm stuffing my face with buttery brown-sugary Oatmeal Scotchies. Totes fun!)