I was under a lot of stress for the entirety of October, and I think the stress has pickled my brain.
Because this morning, I had this brilliant thought: “NaNo starts today…I really should try it again…why not?”
Here’s a good reason why not: because Mom and I were already heading out of town for a rock and gem show (and I knew at least one vendor would be there with stone beads.) My poor bank account.
So I was off to a rocky start. Unlike most WriMos, I didn’t start writing at midnight. If I had, I might have had my daily allotment done before I left the city. But no, I didn’t decide until about nine o’clock this morning that I’d do it, and shortly after that, we hopped in the car and hit the road.
We went straight to the show. I bought one stone today, but we’re going back tomorrow, and I plan to load up on beads.
After dinner, I retreated to my hotel room to write. And holy man, are my writing muscles out of shape. I haven’t been writing much fiction (and especially not long fiction) in the last few months. So November is going to kick my butt.
However! I did get 1677 words done. I could have squeaked out a few more, but I don’t wanna! >.<
I’m going to go research crystals.