nanowrimo and… (day 2)

If you don’t read blogs on Sunday, you didn’t miss much here. But if you want to understand where I’m going on the blog this month, read yesterday’s post. Or this brief synopsis:

For the next 30 days, this blog is going to be a little whacked. Each post will be short and have 2 parts:

1.) an update on NaNoWriMo and 2.) an update on what else is going on in my world.

Wild, I know.

NaNoWriMo Update:

As of 11:59 pm on November 1, I’ve written 2,553 words of my NaNo novel. Ahead of schedule, yes. But I have some stuff planned for November and need to be ahead.

So far, so fun. I have never, ever in my entire life started a book at the very beginning and not skipped around, not even once. And I love making stuff up! All the stuff that runs around in my head–imaginary conversations and stuff–has found a purpose. (or something like that)

So, I came super close to backing out of NaNo. Way too much already on my plate. Didn’t want my family to suffer in any way. Have enough to keep me busy with the Zoo Book and speaking stuff and all that.

Turns out that Mr. Gabe really, really, really wanted me to do it. Strange, I know. He came up with plans for how I could find more time. He suggested ways he could ease my load. Man alive. I’m no dummy. I jumped at the chance. And anytime we’re sitting down together (in the van, over a meal), he wants to discuss plot ideas and what’s going to happen with Carly and Anne (my 2 main characters). I love it.

Life Update:

Feeling better (but not awesome) as far as the sinus pain/pressure goes, but my cough is back with a vengeance. Bah.

102 books have been donated! THANK YOU! I’m tickled pink! (and have some cool stories to share as the month goes on) You can absolutely still donate $5 for a book here.

We got our kiddos back tonight. Love those little crazies! A huge thank you to my mother-in-law for keeping them for 2 whole days!

Question of the Day: What kind of candy are you most likely to steal from your child’s trick-or-treat stash?

Have a great Monday!

11 thoughts on “nanowrimo and… (day 2)

  1. Jennifer

    Wow! You’re way ahead of me on the NaNoWriMo. We were driving all day yesterday, so I have some catching up to do…

    And I steal gum out of the Halloween stash. Partly because I love gum and partly because a gum-chewing two year old has the potential for all kinds of sticky disasters around the house. I can almost guarantee that BC (our dog) would end up with gum in her fur if Emma had any.

  2. Emily

    I am too old to trick-or-treat and too young to have kids. If I want candy, I guess I’ll just have to go buy it myself.

    It was AWESOME seeing you yesterday. That was the first real smile I had in a long time. Thank you.

  3. Ali

    Gabe is all sorts of awesome! Can’t wait to hear more about Carly and Anne.
    Oh, and the candy question, um, chocolate. Anything and everything chocolate.

  4. Jonna

    First things first, congrats on the wordage! Now on to the ultra important candy in question…. (as I am finishing my first day back on the south beach diet), because I have 3 children, I get 3 pieces! My first offering is the cup of deliciousness called Reeses, from child 2 I must insist on a 100,000 grand bar and last but certainly not least…. as many tootsie rolls as can be parted with! This is my candy corn-acopia!

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