Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 7 in NaNoWriMo

Seeing how pumped up I was it's a bit surprising that this is my first post talking about NaNoWriMo. I have many reasons.

1. My Monday went to hell super fast about an hour or so into work. It pretty much set the mood for the entire week and killed my writing high.

2. I've been sick. Did you know it's quite possible to take antibiotics for twenty days straight and your ear will still hurt?

3. Work. Sick. Work.

4. Season Six of Grey's Anatomy showed up at my house. Damn you, Netflix, I'm supposed to be writing here!

5. Sick. I hate my ears.

6. Work. School. Work.

Just so we're clear this is not a picture of me.
I finally went back to the doctor (makes a total of $462 that I've spent on my ears - they should be made of gold by now) and found out I no longer had a sinus infection or fluid in my ears but I HAD BUMPS! Think of poison ivy inflamed in your ear because that's what it feels like. She gave me cream, I plopped some on a q-tip, shove it my ears, and suddenly my muse popped out!

True story.

And now on Day 7 as I grumbled at my keyboard this morning then finished off Grey's (did anyone else cry just about every episode leading up to the finale? Does anyone else find McSteamy more attractive now that he's a dad and grandpa? Wait, is that gross to say?) something clicked.  My brain went crazy and I'm now up to a....

wait for it....

14,897 word count!!!!!

I know what you're thinking.  Why not just push yourself those 103 more words to reach 15K? Well, I tried, but I just killed off a character and I can no longer write for the night.  So I get to go watch another episode of Grey's from this season (if anyone can point me in the direction where I can find episodes 1 and 2 because they're not on or I would be forever grateful) as my reward then I'm going to bed.

So how about you? How you are doing with NaNo so far? Ready to pull out your hair? Ready to throw a character off a cliff? Or are you doing pretty freaking awesome and pounding away?


  1. Amazing wordcount! I'm just a couple hundred shy of where I should be, and hoping to get out a couple thousand words today.

    I'm glad your ears are better! That sounds like it would drive anyone nuts.

  2. ugh sinus infection is the worst. your ears hurting are the worst. heal up quickly love!

  3. I I've to say that having an ear ache is some of the WORST pain I have ever felt!! I'm sorry, feel better with those golden ears!


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