Thursday, November 1, 2012
9:30 a.m. – Take out dog. Make a cup of cocoa. Clean off my desk in preparation for big writing day.
10:00 a.m. – Show up at a blog and drop a haiku. Mess around reading blogs for a while, write and send an email.
12:00 – Surf websites looking for floor map of condo in Chicago. Walk around the streets of Chicago with Google Street View. Oh, look! A squirrel! Make myself stop surfing clothing stores and go back to condos. Zillow sucks me in, and I shop for my own condo.
1:30 p.m. – Finally have floor plan, room samples, and list of condo amenities. Crap! There’s no paper in the printer and none in the house.
1:45 p.m. – Play a few rounds of computer game.
3:00 p.m. – Drop a comment on a blog and leave a typo. It’s a curse. Read more blogs.
4:00 p.m. – Take out dog again. Did he really wait this long to ask to go out? Converse with hubby about dinner. Leftover spaghetti?
4:15 p.m. – Microwave still dead. Pile leftover spaghetti and sauce in baking dish, top with Parmesan cheese, and plop into the oven.
5:15 p.m. – Hubby home. Dinner is good. Spaghetti is always better the next day – or was it from last week?
6:15 p.m. – Crash on sofa in den and play Dr. Mario with hubby. Crank up music and realize Pitbull and Flo Rida both have new songs out. Hubby loving and singing along with new Rihanna tune; I’m not so sure I like it. I am tonight’s champion. Yay!
8:00 p.m. – Back at my desk. Ok, I’m ready to write. Ready, set … oh, look! A squirrel! Country Music Awards are on.
8:25 p.m. – Text from son; he works afternoons. Haven’t seen him for a while. Decide to run up and see him over his lunch break.
9:30 p.m. – Back home. Country Music Awards are still on. Fast forward to catch up live. Motorboatin’!
11:00 p.m. – Awards over. I can write for a couple of hours now. That’s plenty of time to crank out more than 2,000 words. Commercial comes on for Nashville with that cute girl from Heroes, Hayden Panettiere. Hey, I missed that last night. Find it online to watch missed episode.
12:10 a.m. – Grab notebook and start handwriting notes for first scene. No actual manuscript writing, but look at me! I’m accomplishing something!
12:15 a.m. – Oh, look! A squirrel! My dvr is recording something. What am I recording now? Check the listing and see Project Runway is recording. Well, I’m not waiting to watch that! It’s the All Stars.
12:30 a.m. – Give up on writing and put together a blog post chronicling first day of NaNoWriMo while I watch Project Runway. After all, this blog was originally intended to track my writing journey.
National Novel Writing Month – Day 1 – Number of words written: ZERO