#NaNoWriMo LOG: DAY 21 (A 1st Timer’s Journey)
4:30am - Alarm clock went off. I hit snooze. I laid there thinking about how very tired I was. I convinced myself that because it was Saturday, the kids would sleep late, and I was only two good writing days away from hitting the big 50,000-word objective, I could sleep a little more. I re-set the alarm clock for 5:30am.
5:30am - Alarm clock went off. I hit snooze. I laid there thinking about how very tired I was. Snooze alarm went off. I got up and reminded myself, "I've come this far and if I really, really want this, there is only now. Right now."
I stumbled to my writing table. I grumbled to myself about how much writing I could already have done if I'd stuck to my routine. I wrote. It felt great. The house was really quiet today, so around the time I would have normally stopped to wake kids, pack lunches and start the morning 'momming' routines, I kept writing. I didn't stop. Until Zia came in. 7:34 am. Word count: 49,111. Too close to stop. Made quick breakfast for Z, told her what I was doing and how close I was to finishing and that I needed to focus. She sat quietly eating her breakfast. (Zia is never quiet.)
I wrote until 8:26a, asked Zia if she wanted to help me validate my word count.
Copy. Paste. Zia pushes the validate button...
Tears. Laughter. Hugs. Celebration.
So. That happened. And now, I keep on writing. Because I'm pretty sure this is only the beginning.
Started: 5:46a PT
Stopped: 8:26a PT
I wrote a total of 4,676 word today.
Total word count: 50,133 \o/