November is a trying month in our household. Even with the best preparations things go awry. I am only a week and 12,348 words in and already I have fought and struggled hard again these Nanowrimo inflictions.
- Typing so hard I broke my nails on both my little, and ring fingers so low to the quick that they now smart every time they hit the keys.
- Forgetting regular things – like where I put a box of Karate equipment because my mind is literally wandering away with the plot.
- Losing the plot only to be led in a new direction by my lead character, who is turning out to be far less villainous than I had intended. This could change? I don’t know and I am worried about that, but learning to let go, no still trying to let go but letting go is hard with white knuckles.
- Writing blog posts like this while waiting for the washer to finish because I know if I start writing words before then I will have to get up and sort it out and could lose my way.
- Wrist pain. There is something about Nanowrimo writing that is unlike any other type of writing that I do. There is an urgency to getting the words down before I have a chance to think too clearly. I just want Delilah’s story to be told and she is in a hurry.
- Running out of Nanowrimo treats. See picture.
- Arse getting fatter from too many Nanowrimo treats (thankfully no picture).
- Neck and should pain from too many intense hours at the computer.
- Obsessive, compulsive character driven disorder. She is back! I can hear Delilah’s voice again. Time to get my words down for today. As soon as I check the letter box and sort the washing on. Yes I hear you..
Good luck fellow nanowrimo’s!!
When November is finished I will be putting on my yoga teacher’s hat and sharing some information on dealing with those story induced body aches and pains on my other site BodyPeaceWriter.com.