NaNoWriMo 2013 – Days One and Two

Day One of NaNoWriMo was shockingly difficult and Day Two is proving to be just as challenging. I am out of practice. The chaos of September and October left very little time for writing. Now, I pay for this lack of commitment toward daily writing time. I spent around six hours writing for Day One and ended up with a piece for Reaper’s Moon, three pieces for Xenium & Xyris, two pieces each for Zephyr & Zinc and Elysian & Ether, Nightmares & Nevermore picked up four pieces. I really need to review the seventy-five previously written pieces for Reaper’s Moon as I am not sure what to do with it or if yesterday’s pieces is actually useful to the novel. I was suppose to review the novel and its outline during October but ran out of time.

At the time of this post’s writing, Elysian & Ether and Xenium & Xyris have one new piece each while today’s potential writing time quickly comes to a close. I find it very challenging to write in my mom’s house, and I woke up far too late this morning to indulge in any write-ins. I only managed to carve out this time, sort of – her cellphones keep ringing which is driving me crazy, because my mom is currently gone but she is returning soon then we are going out to run errands.

Fourteen pieces in two days is pretty good but the word count is lackluster. There is a four hour write-in tomorrow at my favorite coffee shop. Hopefully, I can make up some of the word count then. My plan this evening is to read through Reaper’s Moon in lieu of writing. This review should help with Sunday’s productivity.

I do not have high expectations of word count or writing productivity during the coming week. Move #2, to Denver, will be on the 10th. I will be spending much of the week getting boxes sorted here at my mom’s house while determining what is left that needs to go down to Denver. The week following the move is bound to be a bit chaotic too as I unpack and get everything sorted while learning a new schedule and house layout.

The new location, however, is probably going to be better creatively as there is far less chaos caused by stuff in the surroundings. My sister and brother-in-law are very anti-stuff. They keep panicking over everything I am bringing into their home. These majorly extroverted individuals seem to be forgetting that a severe introvert, with hobbies, is moving in with them. Sadly, I did whittle my possessions to less than twenty percent of what I use to own. I continue to own a surprisingly large amount of items but only about twenty-five percent of it is going to Denver with me. True to form, most of the boxes – in the garage at my mom’s house – contain books with boxes of kitchen items coming in a close second.

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