I did not start writing until after 1pm when I met up with a friend for our standard Saturday afternoon writing ‘date’. This was not unexpected as I knew I would be busy with household tasks in the morning. In a little over an hour, I put down nine poems. Two for Nightmares & Nevermore and eight for Elysian & Ether which brought Elysian & Ether to 71% completion. I decide to take a short break after that, and write out this blog post.
I did not work on Reaper’s Moon today. I plan to start the re-write/re-work process tomorrow. I wasn’t feeling it, and wanted to get as much poetry written as possible for the poetry books. Divide and conquer… At least, such is my intention during the beginning of this NaNoWriMo.
The No-Grain November jump start is going okay. So far, I have resisted the siren songs of the Halloween candy my friend laid out on the table. Eating every two hours has made me not hungry as the day has progressed. This morning, I was extremely hungry by the time the next snack came around. Now, not so much. I even missed a snack this morning as I ended up sleeping in. I do have a slight caffeine withdrawal headache, and I would really like some caffeine as I am lagging. Must be strong. Should not have been consuming caffeine off and on over the past month anyways. Shockingly, I feel better when I am not on it. Such blasphemy from a writer, I know.
As I type these words, all I can think about is how much I want to take a nap. Still I have at least 600 words to write to make the minimum word count for the day. I do not wish to fall behind in the daily counts during this NaNoWriMo.
After the break and a quick snack, came back to work. Wanted to attempt to bring Nightmares & Nevermore up to 70% at the very least but, after two poems, it seemed that the verse fairies had abandoned me to play with the leaves and squirrels outside of the coffee shop window. I cannot blame them for enjoying the sun before snow supposedly arrives. I did manage to meet the minimum word count goal for the day which is all that matters.
Having written only a handful of poems over the span of a month for several months now, I am immensely pleased with having written twelve in such a short time frame. Even though the month just started, I am feeling optimistic that Elysian & Ether and Nightmares & Nevermore will be completed without detriment to the intended work on Reaper’s Moon.
Reaper’s Moon: No Work Done
Elysian & Ether: 8 for 71/100
Nightmares & Nevermore: 4 for 69/100
Total Word Count: 1668/50000