Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week One of NaNo

Week one of NaNo is now officially over! On day 7 the goal was 11,666, and I ended the day with 12,188 words. Not too far ahead, but every bit helps. Especially when right afterward you get hit with a day like the day I've had...

My grandpa's funeral was this morning. I didn't get to go. I had to work, because there were only two other people who could have worked the shift for me, and it was one of their birthdays, and the other one was her best friend. They'd asked for the day off way in advance.

So I worked. I worked nine hours. I worked nine hours, on my feet all day, on a very busy day. I worked without stopping for a break, because if I'd taken a break everything would have spun out of control, and customers would have left unhappy for their wait times and their service.

When I was done working on the day of my grandpa's funeral, I went to a 24 hour diner in town with wi-fi to try to get some writing done. Because I thought if I went home I'd melt on the couch until it was time to go to sleep, and I really want to keep from getting behind during NaNo.

The diner's wi-fi was down. And I discovered this after ordering food. And the food sucked. And my waiter was extremely inattentive.

I left, and came home. I forced myself to write, even though I didn't feel like it. I discovered that writing about my characters bickering is cathartic. I wrote this blog post.

Now I'm going to bed. Good night, cruel world...


  1. Laura, I'm very sorry about your grandpa and that you couldn't go to the funeral. But I'm proud of you for continuing to write. I'm looking forward to reading your next book! On a lighter note, we were in a little shop close to the mountains the other day and they had a bunch of different flavors of fudge, including red velvet! Of course, I thought of you. I love you!

    1. I'll be alright. That sounds like the possibly the best delectable I've ever heard of. I love you, too.

  2. My condolences about your grandpa. At least you're keeping up on your word count. Good job!