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zNaNoWriMo Participant 2014This week did not go as planned. Matt and I ran all over town  running errands and stocking up on winter supplies. Wednesday was supposed to involve a quick morning run to Sprouts to stock up on produce and bulk dry goods, after which I was going to catch up on writing and freelance work. But just before we left, the insurance adjuster FINALLY returned our call (did I mention here that we were involved in an accident last week?).

We spent probably 45 minutes on the phone with him, asking and answering questions about our claim, and then he approved us for a rental car, so we had to go pick that up, which ate up another hour or so. By the time we finally made it to Sprouts it was noon already. Tuesday and Thursday were even more hectic. The upshot of which is, I haven’t added a single word to my NaNoWriMo word count since Monday.

This introverted homebody is completely worn out. But at least we’re ready if the winter weather that’s expected to hit this weekend turns into a big deal. Today was all about getting caught up on my freelancing so I don’t have to work through the weekend, so it hasn’t exactly been restful. My new plan is to spend Saturday vegging out and recharging my brain, and then Sunday, while Matt is distracted with football, I will make a valiant effort to catch up on my word count before deciding whether to throw in the towel on trying to win ‘WriMo this year. Unless ice knocks out our power, in which case my chances are pretty much screwed. But at least we’ll be well fed and we won’t freeze to death.

Here’s hoping next week is much calmer.


  1. Rebekah Loper

    You should come to the write-in on Sunday!

    Also, if it’s any reassurance, you’re currently ahead of me on the word count problem.

    I’m still determined to win, and there’s still half the month left. We can do this!

    • Jean Marie Bauhaus

      I wanted to. I really wanted to come to all of the Sunday ones this year. But then we were down to one (rental) car and no cell phone and traveling anywhere that wasn’t absolutely necessary just didn’t seem like the best of ideas, especially alone with no way to call for help if I broke down.

      There’s no way I’m going to win. Not even close. The bright side is that now I can look forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll resume working on the novel at a more reasonable pace on Monday. I’m still cheering you on, though! Go go go!

  2. Rebekah Loper

    also, I have no idea what my computer did with my web address on that first comment O.o.

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