Oh No I Falling Behind

Yesterday I didn’t log my word count into the NaNoWriMo’s word count tracker! Why? I hadn’t completed it! Oh, I managed to get nearly a thousand words out before work yesterday, but I had to leave early for work, to get home early and take the baby to the doctors, and the teen to her last soccer game, and by the time I made it home last night at eight my creativity was shot. I’m a early bird, no qualms about that.

So I just finished my word count for day ten, on day eleven, I know, not good to fall behind. I added the new count on NaNo, and though the day before yesterday the little stat feature advised that at that rate, the day before yesterday, I would finish my novel, or 50,000 words by November 29. I thought, great! Not so bad. It has drastically changed today.

I typed my word count in at 16,719, note 1667 times ten is 16, 670. I should be 49 words into day 11, right?  Well guess what at this rate I now won’t finish my novel until December 2nd! 1667 words today may help.

But I lost three days! What’s that little joke, “That by Tuesday even the calendar is saying WTF!” I refuse to not meet my 50,000 words by November 30th. I don’t care what the calendar is stressing about.

By Tuesday I will find my three days by writing myself into permanent residency with my main character Macon, who by the way just witnessed a tragic event and wonders about his own well being. I realize living with Macon will be difficult but if that’s what it takes so be it. Now back to knocking out day 11 and possibly day 12 too!

Hang in there all, life just happens.

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About Ann Simpson
Ann Simpson lives in Falmouth, Virginia near the Civil War Battlegrounds of Historic Fredericksburg. Most of her paranormal writing takes place in the early morning before the family wakes and the spirits rest. She loves to write and read paranormal mysteries, suspense and drama. Book one of the Dark Guests Series, The Genealogist's Guests, was published in October 2013. Ann is currently writing book two, of which she may title, Megan's Heritage, sounds great...I just came up with it. I think I'll keep it!

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