NaNoWriMo 2011: Day 1

So.

How did your NaNoWriMo Day 1 go? 🙂

I logged 883 words today.  I didn’t think I’d get 1 written…so I’m fairly pleased.  But I did fall short of my 2K word goal…guess I’ll have to catch up later on in the month.

As so often happens when you have a project you absolutely need/want/must work on, life seems to pull out all the stops.  Obligations, issues, potty training disasters (x2)…all can put writing at the bottom of the to-do list, where it so often stays.  Then you wake up one winter morning and realize that NaNoWriMo was over a month ago…and you have nothing written whatsoever.

I was determined…absolutely determined…not to let Day 1 get past me without at least something to show for it.  With the day I’ve had, I would have settled for 10 words.  But I set the timer for 30 minutes, told the kids to blitz clean their room, sat the baby in her high chair with some of those strange dissolving vegetable puffs for a snack, turned on my iTunes Writing Mix, and blasted out 883 words.

The buzzer went off, and reality promptly dropped the anvil right back on my head.  But it’s all good.

I got 883 words done.

Ohhhhhhh yeahhhhh.

🙂

Bring it.

(Head on over here to read the synopsis of The Lords of Askalon.)

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