Sunday, November 1, 2009

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 1

Well. The procrastination is in full effect because here are the things I did before I started writing today:
  • ate Wendy's
  • watched The Office and 30 Rock
  • cleaned up a bit from last night
  • folded some towels
  • cleaned my room
  • took a nap
  • read the entire internet
  • uploaded pictures to Flickr
  • uploaded pictures to Facebook
  • looked at everyone else's new pictures
  • ate some questionable leftover cheesy sausage dip
  • showered (OK, this was necessary)
And then, finally, after I did all of those COMPLETELY NECESSARY THINGS, I sat down to write. And it was hard that's what she said but I kept going. I got totally distracted about 30 bajillion times, but I blame that on not having a comfortable writing area. I tried sitting on my bed, and that was OK for a while, but it eventually made my neck and back hurt bunches. I tried sitting at my little laptop table but my chair wasn't very comfortable and it made my butt hurt. Then I tried sitting on a pillow but that made me too tall and I had to look down too much at my computer. I should probably go to another location altogether, because there are far too many distractions in my apartment, but I'll try that another day.

Anyway. Day 1 is complete and I have 2188 words to add to the novel I started a while ago. I'm not counting the words I wrote before November 1st, though, because that feels like cheating. IN TOTAL, I actually have 6842, but for NaNo purposes, I'm going with the 2188 I wrote today. Stupid rules.


Ashley said...

I can't write from home. I have to go somewhere without internet and without TV and without pets or things to clean. This means I write by hand, and type it all up later.

Maybe I should get a laptop.

heather! anne! said...

I want some of that questionable cheesy sausage dip!

mysterygirl! said...

That's great! 2188 words is a lot.

Heather Anne, just brown half a roll of hot sausage with half a roll of mild sausage, drain, mix with a packet of cream cheese and a can of Ro-Tel, and let it all melt together for my favorite questionable cheesy sausage dip. (Recipe hijack! Sorry! My friend megarita's recipe)

Jennie said...

Ashley, you definitely need a laptop. Although, I do like writing things by hand sometimes.

h!a! mysterygirl!'s recipe sounds delicious. I recommend that.

m!g! I'm making that recipe next time. We used Velveeta, which always ends up turning in a congealed mess in the crock pot.

mysterygirl! said...

Velveeta totally has that so-gross-it's-awesome quality to it, though. A tough choice.

Jennie said...

It's so true! It's like, "wow, my chip just broke in this dip because it's turning to plastic, but I don't care because IT'S SO GOOD."

Never That Easy said...

I blogged as a way to procrastinate editing photos (, but I figure it all evens out in the end. Also, 2188 words is a lot of words - great work!