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NaNoWriMo—day 5

November 5, 2009 by  

I love hearing about all the writing you’re all doing! Congratulations!

I’m doing okay over here, although I haven’t logged very many words the past few days. This week has gotten a bit bonkers, and the weekend is going to be super busy. I feel much better about the whole thing, though, and have stopped freaking out over a self-imposed daily goal.

It’ll happen when it happens—it always does! :-)

I did go back and do some editing, which I believe you’re technically not supposed to do much of during NaNoWriMo–but whatever, and am feeling confident about what I’ve written and where I’m going. I’ve got scenes outlined, and know the words will flow nicely when I’ve got the time to get them down.

I overdid it yesterday, and ended up taking an hour-and-a-half long nap this morning after school drop-off, complete with drool. Lovely. But I feel much better. I was worried there was something other than just being pregnant wrong with me, but I’m pretty sure it was just being on my feet too much.

I hope you’re all doing well and are feeling good about the progress (or lack thereof!) that you’re making.

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  1. Stephanie on November 6th, 2009 9:02 pm
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    The most important part of NaNo is taking care of yourself. That’s what the community aspect is there for The first year I did NaNo I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter and was home with our first who was 15m at the time I thought I would write during her naptimes and some days I did Many days I napped too or just watched tv – occasionally through my eyelids My biggest mistake that year was thinking I could write sitting at the table I’ve never been able to work sitting at a table, or a desk for that matter, and being 8m pregnant it was impossible Once I found a comfy chair and a big pillow to rest the laptop I was good to go.

    As for this year, last night didn’t meet my word count but I’m still on track I had to go to stop because I was falling asleep while I was typing and that’s just not a good sign.

    • Stephanie on November 7th, 2009 3:44 pm
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      Stephanie, thank you so much for sharing your experience! It quite inspirational to learn that you accomplished so much writing while 8 mos along *and* while caring for an active 15 mos old– Wow!
      I really appreciate your vote of confidence, thank you! oxxo steph

  2. gfe--gluten free easily on November 7th, 2009 8:36 pm
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    I think you’re doing great, but yes, keep napping and taking care of yourself. And, who doesn’t drool? I mean really. ;-) And, you are so right, things tend to work out for these kinds of projects. Maybe on one day, you might keep to your daily word count, but they might not be your best words, so writing less makes sense. Then another day, you might just go crazy with lots of words and some excellent writing.

    You’re not supposed to edit? I didn’t know that. I’d be editing, too. I wouldn’t be able to go forward unless I edited. LOL

    Keep up the great work and keep your feet up! ;-)

    Shirley

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