My first day final word count is 5,954.
Wow, I’ve never tracked a day of writing before. I had no idea what the total would look like. I won’t have much time to write during the week so I wanted to get a good head start.
I woke up at 7am and as soon as I had a fresh cup of coffee in hand I went to work. I knew these early hours would be the quietest all day. My daughter had a Halloween sleep-over and stay up until the wee hours bartering off the least liked goodies. I tip-toed around the 5 teenagers crashed out on my living room floor and prayed they’d sleep late. I was not disappointed. As quietly as I could I typed away my first 1500 words until it was time for the late sleepers to eat breakfast.
The rest of the day was spent somewhere between feeding all the kids and doing the laundry. I think it was 3pm when everyone had finally gone home. I folded my last load of laundry and went back to work blasting my nano playlist in my headphones to block everything else out. I stopped again at almost 6pm to cook dinner, at that time I was over 3,000 words.
After eating dinner and my son’s bath-then bedtime I went right back to work, again with the blasting headphones. At one point I looked up to see my daughter waving dramatically at me. I yank off the headphones and gave her an exasperated look. “What?” I asked. “Don’t ever give me a hard time about how loud my headphones are.” I smiled at her then went back to work.
Today this little monster greeted me when I got to work.
Yes, that is a huge spider in a huge web. Here’s another picture…
Tonight after kid’s baths and bedtime I’ll start again (provided the monster doesn’t get me first). Wish me luck!