NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 5 and 6

Thanks to everyone who downloaded books during the Kindle free promotion to honor the 1,000th poem milestone. I really appreciate it. I am very entertained by the fact that The Heart of Autumn and Smoke & Spirit are the most popular downloads. I hope everyone reads, enjoys, and considers leaving a review on Amazon or GoodReads. Again, thank you. If you did not partake in this promotion and were hoping too, worry not. I will be giving away signed paperbacks some time in mid 2013.

As thought, I did not get any writing done for Day 5. In truth, I got very little done. Took care of the usual morning chores and ran errands. Afterward, I decided my afternoon was better spent sleeping. Having been sleep deprived and far more ‘out and about’ lately, I needed some much required downtime. I spend most of my time at home so the fairly constant stream of write-ins during November, while enjoyed, are proving to be very exhausting. Need to find a balance in order to get through this month with enjoyment, health, and productivity on all fronts.

Day 6 has gotten off to a better start. A decent night sleep helped considerably. Wrote down four poems before going to sleep around midnight. While I woke up later than intended, yay for sleep. Household chores and some data entry work are a priority today. Some chores are already underway and I prepped the data entry work last night to help it go quickly today. Striving to find balance in all I need to get done and work out a multi-tasking schedule on the things that can be multi-tasked. Currently, the word count is at 7649 and today’s suggested total is 10,000. While not entirely optimistic for 2351 words with everything going on, I am certainly going to try.

Both Ink & Ice and Unlined & Undertakers are at 43 pieces including the pieces written this morning. The characters of Reaper’s Moon are still giving me the cold shoulder. Not sure why or what I should do to coax them into conversing with me. Perhaps it is because they now know one of them will die soon. I don’t even know who. It depends on how the upcoming battle scene comes about. If I can even get them to that point. There’s a lot of happenings before the battle that I still need to do. Those could change the course of battle too. When it comes down to a battle between sides at war, someone will die. Sadly, it is a fact of life and of fiction. Even the “immortal” can die…

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