Saturday morning, the two youngest monsters had their first non-Upward (more competitive) basketball game. Ugh, to say it didn’t go well is an understatement. We ended up spending at least an hour at the court later in the day practicing a few things just the four of us. Then I took Princess and Littlest to my favorite coffee shop, Classic Rock, and we worked.
Two cappuccinos and about an hour and a half later, I had 1380 words. Not bad considering I had two kids with me, but short of my daily goal. I didn’t sweat it since I’d broken 2K the day before.
But then Sunday was almost a total bust. I had the “I don’t wannas” and wasted away my day. I knew I had Monday off, but I still had to get kids up for school. Middle in particular wanted to get up at 5:30 am the next day, so I couldn’t stay up late. I ended up scratching out a couple of hundred words but they weren’t good and it wasn’t pretty.
Monday morning I had to take Princess to school (late start on Mondays) and ran by Wal-Mart to pick up a few things. So I was late getting started and again, it wasn’t looking good. I just couldn’t make myself focus. I’d write 10 mins or so and then find myself looking up, wondering random things, opening up a web browser only to forget what I was going to go look at.
I made myself go down into my office. I started up my aromatherapy diffuser, turned on my little space heater, put on my most inspiring NatureScapes music (drums and crows), and set a timer. 15 mins only. I couldn’t do anything but write for 15 mins. Then I stopped and got up, walked around, filled my water glass, etc. Then another timer. After I finally broke 1K for the day, I did a little exercise, ate lunch, and then met my friend Diana Castle in the Coyote Con chat rooms to do some more sprints. Then I met Raelyn Barclay over her lunch (in Vegas, how cool!) via text and we did another sprint. By then, I had several thousand words and it was time for me to pick up Princess from school (band practice).
I got one more later “sprint” in just me with the TV going in the background, to bring the day’s count to 4526 and my NaNo total to 8362.
If I can get another nice chunk of words today, I’ll be thrilled. I need to check in at work and the kids are home today (voting day). I also have to take Princess back to school today for All District tryouts. Hopefully I can still get my words in!