#NaNoWriMo LOG: DAY 17 (A 1st Timer’s Journey)
Today was definitely more a stream of consciousness kind of typing, but the words came pretty effortlessly. I had a lot to say. Just like Rocky the cat. I wrote today with only one stop to investigate why Rocky the cat had so much to say this morning. He quieted down a few minutes after I talked to him. I presume he was hungry, but maybe he just wanted someone to acknowledge they were listening to him tell his kitty stories. I was concerned our conversation would wake everyone up. Adrian the cat sat quietly near my left arm while I typed. He likes to stare out the window and watch the sunrise with me. Cats are kind of awesome.
I feel strangely guilty about stream of consciousness writing in my NaNo challenge. It feels like I am veering off topic too much, or like it shouldn't count. It feels like my daily journal should be the place for that. I've had 4 different people remind me that my daily journal posts do not count in my daily word count. I remind them that I know this, and I've kept my journal posts completely separate. But my streams of consciousness are occasionally more like flash floods of consciousness, plowing down any sort of defined path and running amok. I suppose what matters is that the words are flowing.
I know that sometimes it's more important to get the words out than to think about what the words are. Letting go of everything you know about how things are supposed to work is a huge part of this challenge. Letting go is the key.
I'm getting so close to that 50k word mark now I can taste it. Flash floods away - Let's rock this NaNoWriMo-ers!
Started: 4:44a PT
Stopped: 6:00a PT
1969 words today, bringing my total word count to 38,127.
(Wait... only 11,873 words remain. Did I math that correctly?!)