On Writing

NaNoWriMo Day 8 – Word Count: 8698

Had a much better session this morning.

The characters were available and chatty. I’ll admit I had to wrangle them in a bit. They still wanted to wander away somewhat, but I roped them in and kept them close. Then it was stellar. And I had to stop in mid-sentence for two reasons:

1) It was 7:50am and I had to stop to get ‘the day’ started – I have to get dressed, make lunches, get the kids up, get them dressed and fed…and on and on.

2) I left my cue cards downstairs in my office, and I’m up here in my dining room writing on my laptop. I couldn’t remember something that’s on my cue card and so next time I write, I’ll make sure I have my cards near me for reference.

I wrote 1678 words in just over an hour. Not bad. Not bad at all.

I feel better. I feel confident. I feel like I could write ALL MOTHER FREAKIN’ DAY. But I very well can’t, now can I? Not today.

Such is the life of a mother who writes.

It’s not a complaint. It’s a fact. This is my life. I weave write. In and around the bigger-ness of the life I live come the words for the life I write.

No video today. Maybe tomorrow.

Happy Friday. Happy writing.

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Day 8 – Word Count: 8698

  1. It’s amazing how much you do write in a day. Let me tell you how much I am enjoying it. It makes me recall when my son said “You know, the more you have to do, the more you get done!”. That’s when I knew he was grown up. Obviously having a busy schedule makes you more productive. I have to keep reminding myself of that – if she can do it – why can’t I? I seem to find too many excuses to procrastinate (lack of confidence (where do I start?) being one of them).


    1. Mo!! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! I have to say that yes, in this case at this point in my life, doing more is making me more productive when it comes to my writing life. It’s much less about waiting for time to write and enjoy the process in an organic, flowing way and more about recognizing that my time is made up of blocks to do certain things in each block. And that very much includes writing creatively. You certainly CAN do it! I bet if I looked at all the things you do in your life, I’d be saying the same thing to you! And when it comes to confidence, I’m a low in it as the next gal. Already in this NaNo months it’s been super challenging to write when the words just aren’t there…and I know that’s because of my confidence somewhere inside playing hide-and-seek. You are a talented writer. Whenever you give yourself the gift of sitting down to write – it’s a beautiful outcome. Try gifting yourself some time once a week. Start small. Do your best. And you’ll progress. Hugs!!


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