Halfway Home

Well, I did it.  I managed to reach the 25,000 mark.  25,135 to be exact.  When I got home from work this evening I’m pretty sure I had a fever.  I felt really cold even though it wasn’t that cold in my house.  A couple Tylenol eventually fixed that. I still can’t breathe, so I’m not sure how I’ll sleep tonight.

I’m very please to get to the halfway point of this journey I’m on.  It has been a learning experience.

According to the NaNoWriMo site, we should all be getting an email from Neil Gaiman tomorrow giving us a pep talk.  That should be pretty cool.

Well, I’m off to bed. Maybe I’ll post an excerpt tomorrow. We’ll see.


I feel like total crap today. I can’t breathe and I feel achy all over. Not to mention tired.  I also had a tooth filled today, and the dentist didn’t even use Novocaine.  It actually hurt far less than the Novocaine shot would’ve hurt.  Still, I could use that as an excuse as well.  I could use a good full day of just laying on the couch watching television. As anyone who has a young child can attest (looking at you Helen), that just ain’t gonna happen. Besides, my wife could probably use a lazy day off like this too. Also, I’m too much into this NaNoWriMo thing to just bail on it for a couple days.

Man would it be easy, though, to just take a few days off, say I’m sick, and then lower my goal and say “I’ll get it next year”. That would be so frickin’ easy. I’m not gonna do it, though. There will always be excuses, and problems. I just have to ignore them.

What’s getting me through, other than all of your support, is that I keep asking myself, “Do you want to write a novel?” and the answer is always “Yes, sir!” (yeah, I address myself as sir when I talk to myself).

I’m gonna keep plugging away, one word at a time.  I’ll hit 25,000 today no matter what.  I’m at 23,600 right now.