Day 2: The Warrior

My Writing Station

Whew! I just completed my first real sprint to the finish line. Today was rough, disorganized, interrupted, and unfocused. Here’s my analysis:

  1. Wordcount/Time Investment – 2408 words in 2 hours (approximately). I started at 9:20pm and with little breaks in between, went all the way to about 11:30pm. I used to begin, for word count and for storage. Then, when I got to my 10:00pm Word War with the NaNoWriMo Warriors Facebook Group, I used Write or Die … and I almost died. 
  2. Discoveries – I should never ever ever ever ever wait this late to get my writing done. Anything can (and will) happen to stop the flow. Like bathroom breaks. My fingers are achy. I was scared I wouldn’t make my personal goal of 2084 words/day and that fear, plus the word war energy really propelled me forward.
  3. Sacrifices – Unfortunately I sacrificed, or at least put my writing in jeopardy, because I wanted to spend more time with some good friends I hadn’t seen in a while. They’re sisters ages 11, 7, and 5 who I’ve babysat for about eight years off and on. Totally worth it.
November PAD (Poem a Day) Chapbook Challenge

  1. Poem Writing Set – Today’s prompt was harder than I thought it would be. I actually wrote it at my writing station. It took me about 40 minutes in the morning, and when I typed it up much later I changed the structure but left the words.
  2. Discoveries – The last time I wrote this many poems, back to back days was probably in high school when I used to scribble stuff on the bus rides to and from school. Teenage angst and challenges will get daily poems out of me! 
  3. Sacrifices – I had to chose one of the two prompt options, even though I wanted to do them both, because of time constraints.

One thought on “Day 2: The Warrior

  1. Way to go! Proud of you for being able to take this kind of heat, but we know that this can crank up the flow of creative juices. Smiles, Donna

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