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Wow! How did we get here already! It’s already Friday! It’s been so long since I have been inside a business. Somewhere on this blog, I talked about taking my Kali to the vet for her shots. Somewhere on this blog, I told about going and getting temporary fillings. By the way, they are still there. I hope they will continue to hang on. <–My first “O” word! I think it was the beginning of March. OMG! It seems like forever ago. It seems like yesterday. It reminds me of how we have always remembered common dates. We ask, ‘What were you doing when JFK was shot? Or ‘Where where you when we heard about Bobby? And the not distant past asks, Where were you working on 9/11?

This one is different. Maybe it goes like this: What was the last real day before lockdown?

The thing is, I never went anywhere before. As retired folk, we can’t afford to go anywhere. Often the bones were hurting, and I didn’t feel like going anywhere, Now, I feel like hopping in the car and just driving forever. I’ve always been a bit of a hobo, I like to travel. And fibro put an end to that. Too tired. But now I think I have rebellion working overtime. The body is still complaining. I barely have the energy to walk around the yard. But not being able to, enforced by the wicked virus, is crazy-making. Right?

So that is what day it is. Anyway, Word count that was caught up yesterday on CampNaNo. Behind again. Ouch! So I must leave you and get over to yWriter and see what I can do to fix it. My characters are having dance parties in the middle of the Pandamacalypse. And today is the day on Grey’s Anatomy that O’Malley dies. O’Malley! {See what I did there?}

 

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Not Today

 

I woke with the sound of Arya Stark’s voice. I am no longer in love with Game of Thrones. The ending was atrocious. But sometimes a good GoT quote is called for. “Not today” is what we all should be saying. But then again while in the midst of this stuff and losing track of what day it is, all we need is one more day we can’t claim.

Trash is out so I guess it’s Thursday. No Grey’s Anatomy, except all the Netflix ones I’ve been watching. But I’m still pretty sure it is Thursday. Another week has gone to blurry.

Nothing is better than a call from offspring. That makes today very special. I got to touch base with the adultrens. Everyone seems to be fine, calmer than the last time we spoke even though there are new nerve-wracking situations in each of their lives. They seem to be holding it together and keeping on a healthy path. I feel better. I’m still mom and worried but their voices help me take a breath and be grateful.

As of last night, I was 31 words ahead of goal on my CampNaNo. National Novel Writing Month started way back in 1999. I think. I read Chris Baty’s book, No Plot, No Problem I think in 2001. I have written a NaNo every year and sometimes twice a year ever since. I love writing like that. Others may never read my novels but the adventure that flies from my head through my fingers is more fun than any other novel out there. Who but me knows what I like to read? Anyway, I should let Chris Baty speak for himself.

But speaking about novel writing I have 3 and 1/2 hours to get another 1,667 words in to be on track. I have dragons and hippos fighting and an angry virus that is sentient. It doesn’t matter how big you are when it is the smallest things like atoms and viruses that can destroy everything. I hope my characters figure it out better than the government is doing it. Deep Breath. Control what you can.

By the way, What Day Is It Anyway? is a prompt from Linda G. Hill

This URL is where to learn about the A2Z Challenge

Learn more about NaNoWriMo here.

Today? Editing!


What is worse than looking at a blank page?

Editing!

 

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I spent today editing my CampNaNo story, Haven in 3D. I don’t do it like the picture, though I think I might near the end. My process is: Open yWriter project. Open Word with the RTF of that project. Then I open Grammarly Pro. Though I don’t think I am down to the words but the actual overall story, why not fix what I can as I read?

After I have cleaned up a scene in Word, I copy and paste it back into the yWriter scene and move on to the next scene. I think I added 26 words. That was a surprise because at first, I was killing words left and right.  I spent from around noon to just an hour ago. I covered one chapter and two scenes from the next chapter. I needed to do this one to have all the information I needed for the one I just finished. It is fun to get back to the spring novel. It has all my favorite Haven characters. I can’t wait to get the series up for everyone to enjoy. It could just be me. I hope not. But if so I have had a fun time living part-time in another universe!

NaNo Update: Whew!!!!!


50,278

YAY!

There is no validator this year but I added a buffer just in case yWriter is less than a validator would have. Look at this if you want to see the life of a NaNoer:

I love the applause at the end! Writing is lonely work. Thanks for your encouragement along the way. It really helped!

NaNo-2019-Winner-Certificate

😀

Now for lots of editing!

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NaNo Eve Update


Whew! I managed to get just the right amount for the day. Like being beaten to death by the characters in my head! 48,379 The light is at the end of the tunnel! I hope it isn’t a train!

NaNo Update-Two Left!


I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! We had pizza. A high of 24 made it less appealing. But the snow, though ice, now, is still pretty.

 

46,703 I wanted more but I think the pizza and cheese were fighting the words.

Third to Last NaNo Update


Aren’t you excited? Maybe soon I will be doing real blogs again. And Knitting. …And editing…

That was my one-liner. The only blogging I’ve done this month. Thank you, Linda, for an easy one!

45,203

NaNo Update


I’ve had a pretty good run the last couple of days. Impending snowstorms for reals are happening on the planet Crim. I love it when the writing happens without my brain hurting! By the way, I wrote early as they are expecting such strong winds and blizzard conditions by 1:30. Oops! It is in two minutes. The snow is getting denser and the winds are picking up. I hope we don’t lose power. But at least in writing, I’m ready! 43,429 Take that!

NaNo Update


What a great writing day. The impending snowstorm here seemed to want to happen on Crim the planet where this story takes place. The story seemed to write itself. It was fun and written within a couple hours rather than a day sitting in front of the word processor getting only a few words per hour. I gained a grand total of:

41,831!

NaNo Update


40043 Not 400043. I couldn’t figure out why the NaNoWriMo site was congratulating me on winning. Oops! Extra zero. I fixed it and it was rather sad to see the winner ship sail away. Ah, well, I’ll see it in six (YIKES!) days. I hope your wordage is going great!

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