First NaNo Update

Progress (word count or a general status update): 2,248

Current Mood: Sick as a dog and thoroughly exhausted (neither of which I realize are actually moods, but meh).

Inspiration (a writing-related quote): ““The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” Tom Clancy (I realize this quote is kind of a rip-off of something Mark Twain said a long time ago, but it’s something at the forefront of my mind this WIP—First and foremost, this book has to make sense!)

Goals as of Today: If I get 1,000 words today, I’ll be happy.

Recent Favorite NaNo-WiP Line: So I buy myself a hot dog for ten cents and park myself on a seat inside the bus depot. And then I take a bite and remember why I don’t eat hot dogs. They smell like sweat and taste only marginally better.

Non-NaNo News (because life DOES go on): I’m sick. So freaking sick, you guys. And I’m 7 1/2 months pregnant, so the only medicine that is safe to take doesn’t help at all. Add to this that my daughter was sick, then caught a case of croup, and I haven’t had more than 4 hours of sleep a night since last Saturday. It’s … not fun.

In My Downtime (ha!) I’m Reading: Ha, indeed. I’m reading nothing at the moment. I did finish THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray earlier this week, and holy freaking voice was it good. Definitely recommended.

You should read this blog post: Fail. I’ve barely read blog posts at all this week, and the ones I did read are all running together in my mind.

Gratuitous Photograph (because I love ’em!): I did manage to accomplish this Tuesday night. This is what you wind up with when you let a nearly-three-year-old have input on your pumpkin carving design.

How’s your NaNo project going? Or, if you’re not NaNo’ing, how’s November treating you so far?

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12 Responses

  1. I’m sorry you’re so sick! I have a cold, but it’s not THAT bad and I at least can knock out at night with the help of NyQuil…I hope you feel better soon!

    Your hot dog line made me laugh. This same topic of “hotdogs are gross” comes up in my first manuscript, lol. :)

    Congrats on your word count so far!

    • Meredith says:

      Being sick is the WORST! I’m so jealous that you get to take NyQuil and sleep. Like, literally. I’m not just saying that. I have pangs of jealousy right now. 😉

      Hope we both feel better soon so we can keep up the writing!

  2. Karen Strong says:

    Oh dear. So sorry that you’re sick. Feel better.

  3. Oh, Meredith, I hope you feel better soon! I am very impressed with your NaNo count, all things considered. You rock! I have THE DIVINERS up next in my To-Read pile. Now I just need some free time to start it. :)

  4. Holly Dodson says:

    I hope you feel better soon! :)

  5. Sophia Richardson says:

    That is a pretty good Hello Kitty pumpkin, props to you. It sucks that you’re ill (while pregnant, while your daughter’s ill, during NaNo…), and I really hope you feel better. And good luck with NaNo, of course!

  6. The good thing about NaNo is it lasts the whole month. So if you fall behind a bit at the beginning (say when you’re sick and your daughter is too) you can always catch up at the end when those things aren’t going on.

    I hope you reached that 1k!

    • Meredith says:

      Oh yeah, I’m definitely going to have to work harder later in the month. I didn’t get a single word written today. ALAS. Hope NaNo is treating you well!

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