Day 9: The Norm

Now that I am (kinda, sorta) getting into the rhythm of things, I am realizing that I can really pull this off. One month of insanity is encouraging me in so many ways. It is kinda sad awesome being your own inspiration but so far, I must say that I am very proud of myself. That should say a lot for you, in whatever you do. If Maxie can do it, anyone can:


NaNoWriMo
  1. Wordcount/Time Investment – 3005 words in 2.5 hours. I worked on a 1pm one hour word war at the library, after school work and before a book discussion (although I didn’t share my word count). I took an afternoon nap and had a great session when I got down to it at 8pm. I didn’t want to stop writing but my tummy was growling for din-dins. 
  2. Discoveries – My characters like to run the show. I don’t mind because I feel like I am along for the ride. Also, though this is more akin to a marathon, I have been finding parallels of hope in my morning exercise. Even though I may not work as hard every day, I do work out every day. Before the fall I had never ever been able to say that. I am doing a bit of growing.
  3. Sacrifices – Today was great. I put nothing on the altar.
November PAD (Poem a Day) Chapbook Challenge
  1. Poem Writing Set – I did only one poem today (Tuesdays always have two prompts) and I did it in a bit of a crunch. I spend all day thinking about what to write but when I get down to it, I cant consolidate or chose from mt ideas. I wrote directly in the comment box and then after the first stanza, I hit refresh and it went away. Fortunately, I remembered it all so it wasn’t a Day 3 Meltdown type of loss. 
  2. Discoveries –  Vulnerability is a great asset in poetry writing. Not just for the poet’s expression but as a channel for words to pass through. 
  3. Sacrifices – I have been writing in the comment box more often and though it saves me a step, I like my notebook. I will return to it (because then I wont have to sacrifice my thoughts) and it will be easier come editing time.
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