NaNoWriMo 2016: Day 2

Daily Word Total: 1794 Total Word Count: 3065


It is actually day 3 as I write this post, but since I didn't finish my Nano day until late it is just going to have to do.

The life of a writer is the same as the life of a mom. You can do all the planning in the world, but there is still the load of laundry to be done and the dinner to cook. There is homework to check and bills to pay. You just have to write around it.

I started out wanting to write early in the morning and then finishing up at night, but yesterday (Day 2) this just didn't happen. Football boy needed to be taken to school with gear and that meant he had to stop for breakfast along the way. Dog needs to be fed and I needed to try to attempt to do more than pull on a sweatshirt and jeans for work. (Yes, I know. I wore a uniform for years. The jeans are a blessing.)

Did I mention that I broke a glass while I was trying to get the dog fed? Oh, and he had his mandatory 3 trips to the door to be done, just like every morning.

Anyway, 1 hour trip to work and then the usual work of the day, culminating in another 1 hour trip home again. Then, dishes, dinner and a run to the store that had to be done. Home again, quick shower to get the fish smell off (Bait, people! I work for a commercial bait company!) and then, finally, it was 8pm and I got a chance to sit down and write.

I'd love to tell you that I am in love with this book that I so carefully chose for the challenge, but despite my efforts to make this a magical book it has been dragging. The beginning of books don't usually drag for me. Middles are usually the seventh circle of Hell, but this one just defies any attempt at civilization. I don't know. I'm going to try and keep running with it, but it may require a book change.

We shall see. I've got another crazy day today, but hoping for some short sprinting on my lunch break to get the ball running. Are you participating? How is your challenge going?

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