Monday, November 7, 2011


I didn't realize how little writing time I actually have these days until I started NaNo last week. I'm still just over 4,000 words, despite a complete outline and a pleasant interest in the project. I manage about 500-1,000 words a night, which means I'm desperately behind. This may be the first year I don't cross the finish line, although if I actually finish writing The Cabin on Wildwood Hill (young MG, estimated total words 25-30k), I'll consider myself a winner.

Of course, I did have some free time yesterday afternoon. It was wonderful. I curled up in the living room with Mom and watched a big chunk of Project Runway season 4 on DVD. She loves that show and I ought to hate it...but I found myself sucked in and really enjoyed watching it. I had my laptop open, but I only wrote a few hundred words.

But this morning when I left for work, Mom said, "I wish you could stay home with me today. We had so much fun together yesterday." So the down time was worth it.


Danielle Birch said...

Downtime is good. I actually sat and watched TV last night - Family Guy and The Inbetweeners - both a fabulous dose of silliness.

K.C. Shaw said...

Sometimes just relaxing and watching something silly and/or stupid is the exact best thing to do.

Cate Gardner said...

Awww, how cute. I'm planning another dose of Megamind silliness.

K.C. Shaw said...

I want to see the new Puss in Boots movie, even though I know it'll be stupid.