Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bringing up the rear

I am so far behind all my writing buddies in NaNoWriMo-land that it is beyond funny. So far beyond funny that it has come full circle and found its way back to being humorous. Most of them have already crossed the finish line today. And good for them. I can look back now and see all the times I could have written more and, like the procrastinator I am, said to myself, "I'll write extra tomorrow," which of course never happened. But I still got words down every single day. And that is more than I can say for my norm.

I started out this morning around 8000 words in the hole with only about eighteen hours to get caught up. A daunting task to be sure. More like horrifying. It is two in the afternoon now and I have 3,370 words left to go. I know I can do this. Even if I have to count this blog post as words, I don't care. It might be cheating. You know what I say to that? FUCK. IT. I have worked my ass of this month, not just writing. Being the stay at home mom during the week, the nurse at work, the sole-provider of money for home and tuition/books for my husband.

I won't give a shit what these fifty thousand words look like at midnight tonight as long as the math works out for me. So take that NaNoWriMo--who's your bitch? Not this gal.

My rewards: Scotch, four new books, Scotch, a Gillian Welch concert tomorrow night, Scotch, and free time to do whatever the fuck I want. Oh yeah, and more Scotch.

4 comments:

Tara Parker said...

My Google Reader missed this post.

Did you get your 50k? How was the scotch?

Aven said...

I did! I wrote a ridiculous 7727 words the last day and then celebrated finishing by taking my daughter to the ER at 9pm for an asthma flare up. Never did get to the Scotch :/

Jillybean said...

Aven, I'm still in awe. Your fourth-quarter scramble was absolutely infamous. [g] Enjoy the Scotch -- and the sleep! And the books. And whatever the fuck else you want. You deserve it.

Aven said...

Many Thanks, Jill. It appears I'll sleep when I'm dead. I never feel caught up, but I guess that's Adulthood for you :/ Haven't had time for a dram yet either. But I have started Scottish Prisoner *g*