NaNoWriMo: Less Words for a Good Cause

I have been working on my NaNoWriMo project during my lunch time at work each day of November. This allows me to chip away at my daily goal and not have to stay up until midnight just to get some writing done. I usually get 300-500 words each day. Today, however, I was unable to write only 130 words. I had a good reason, however. I was giving blood.

To me, giving blood isn’t really a big deal.  Luckily, I’m a “fast bleeder” and haven’t had any bad experiences.  So, every however many days I am eligible I give.  After all, I wasn’t really using that blood anyhow.  It’s extra, and maybe it will help someone else out.

I found out today that our local Red Cross moved to a new building, which was like moving from a 800 square foot house to a mansion.  The old location was in the basement of a building.  The new location used to be a hair salon, which was pretty funny considering there were mirrors all over the place.  The best part of the move, however, were the new “beds”.  Previously when giving blood, you laid on a portable “cot” with a hard pillow propping your head.  The new beds were similar to recliners, if a recliner was perfectly contoured to the human body.  I could almost fall asleep in those things even with someone poking a sharp needle into my arm.

I guess there was no real point to the story except to tell you to give blood if possible.  Also, don’t hold it against me if I don’t hit my 1000 words tonight, though I am going to make my best effort  to come close.

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Less Words for a Good Cause

  1. I can’t give blood because of the medication I’m on but my other half used to regularly but keeps forgetting every time the unit comes to our town. Thanks for reminding me to remind him 🙂

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