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NaNoWriMo 2014 -A Parent’s Journey – Day 1 – 2 Word Count: 1,005

For this year’s NaNoWriMo updates, I’m all stats and facts, yo. No time for more. Also, I want to see how much ‘other’ stuff I’m doing, and what specifically this ‘other’ stuff is because I feel like so much ‘worry’ time regarding me thinking I should be writing is not worth the worry. I’m a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a writer…and I can’t stop the rest of the my life to participate in NaNoWriMo. Each year I feel this pressure to write over doing other things, and I really don’t want to feel that pressure this year. So I need to add the writing time in…and I feel like if I list all the things I’m doing when I’m not writing, I’ll be able to see all the other important things I do in my life, as well as show ‘you’ that your ‘other’ things might be similar and as important.



Saturday, November 1, 2014 – approximately, 20 minutes

Sunday, November 2, 2014 – approximately 1 hour


Saturday, November 1, 2014

In a list: woke up, did 3 loads of laundry, cleaned the house (3 hours), cooked breakfast, cooked lunch, set-up decorations for hubby’s surprise party, got gas (in the car, come on!), did groceries, went with family to WFCU for Spitfires hockey game/hubby’s surprise b-day party

Sunday, November 2, 104

In a list: did 4 loads of laundry, finished cleaning house/putting clothes away, put up a fence in the backyard, visited family


2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2014 -A Parent’s Journey – Day 1 – 2 Word Count: 1,005

  1. Ah honey! This makes me feel SO much better! Life has been especially busy, er, hectic, uh, make that just plain nuts, writing hasn’t even been on my radar. But now I see how much I accomplished for myself and others, and how much love and laughter was mixed in with it, and I feel proud! Thanks for lifting my spirits, Vanessa! Big hug!!


    1. Sure thing!! I feel like we never ‘count’ all the daily chores/family visits/family time that we spend on things…when, really, they’re as important if not more important than all the worrying we do about not writing, you know? be well, my friend! hugs back atcha!


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