Camp NaNoWriMo April 2013 – Days 6, 7, and 8

I had not forgotten to post for Days 6 & 7. It was more a side effect of limited time and very little to say. I did manage to put three poems to paper & ink during those days. Of course, there were the NaPoWriMo posts of Rhine and Floorboards but, truth be told, I wrote those two pieces in the afternoon on Day 5. I scheduled them to post for Days 6 & 7 because I knew my time at a computer for any purpose would be limited during the weekend.

I honestly cannot remember what I did on Saturday, Day 6. By that point, I had only slept about 10 hours since Wednesday evening/Thursday morning and my thoughts were mushy. Rhine and Floorboards appeared as word soup rather than poems. No idea if the two poems I wrote that day for Kirsch & Kerosene make any sense or are salvageable. I have typed them up but have not read them through.

I did get more sleep before the bulk of Day 7 which was a good thing as I was meeting up with family in Downtown Denver for a dual birthday (My mom and Brother-in-law) celebration lunch. The outing was quite exhausting once all was said and done so I did very little upon returning home. The one poem for the day was written shortly before leaving that morning. It will become part of Obiter & Oleander if it is any good. Again, I have typed it up for the word count but have not read it through.

I embarked on Day 8 way too early after very little sleep. Went to sleep after 1am and was up by 5:30am. By 6:30am, I was out the door to the grocery store for a few critical groceries – the guinea pigs were out of lettuce and carrots – before the supposedly atrocious snow storm moves in tonight. After the grocery store, I went back to the torrid coffee shop which was peaceful and pleasant. I was the only customer for a long time. It was nice even though 7:00am is a little early for me. Less than 30 minutes after arriving, I had three poems written.

In spite of very minimal sleep, I was quite productive during my time as I had two hours to kill there before continuing the rest of my weekly errands. I completed 5 poems, typed up the 3 poems from the weekend, and wrote most of this blog post. While I wanted to write more once errands were done, I ended up taking a 4.5 hour nap instead.

Now I find myself trying to get everything else done on today’s to-do list. This is proving problematic as a winter storm moves in and every previous broken bone or region of nerve damage is screaming in pain. This storm better live up to its hype since I am going through all this pain because of it. Sucking back a whole lot of pain killers under the potential I may get work done this evening.

As I am working on things, Anubis the cat keeps sticking his face in my glass of iced tea. Fortunately, the liquid level is much too low for him to drink from. I have lost many a cup of iced tea over the past two weeks to Anubis’ tongue since he decided that his new favorite drink is Mommy’s iced tea.

Today’s NaPoWriMo post is Fire Comes, a piece for Obiter & Oleander.

Tomorrow is the release day for Seasons of Self: Autumn & Winter. It will be available as a $14 paperback through Amazon. It is a poetry collection consisting of The Heart of Autumn and The Soul of Winter. Both The Heart of Autumn and The Soul of Winter are available individually as Kindle books for $1.99.

Day Six’s final counts are:
2 poems for Kirsch & Kerosene
0 poems for Obiter & Oleander
0 pieces for novels in verse
129 total words
1 NaPoWriMo Post

Day Seven’s final counts are:
0 poems for Kirsch & Kerosene
1 poem for Obiter & Oleander
0 pieces for novels in verse
100 total words
1 NaPoWriMo Post

Today’s final counts are:
3 poems for Kirsch & Kerosene
2 poems for Obiter & Oleander
0 pieces for novels in verse
1207 total words
1 NaPoWriMo Post
1 Camp NaNoWriMo Post

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