NaNoWriMo Days 2, 3, and 4

Day 2 (Monday):

Word count:

  • 3913 / Total: 5626


  • A quiet room.
  • Knowledge that a graveyard shift was coming up, making writing on Tuesday difficult.

Challenges and distractions to overcome:

  • None. Great writing day!

Odd sources of inspiration:

  • The swaying shadows of tree branches on my curtain.

DAY 3 (Tuesday):

Word count:

  • 0 / Total: 5626

Challenges and distractions not overcome:

  • Exhaustion from graveyard shift.
  • Voting day.
  • Play rehearsal.

DAY 4 (Wednesday/Today):

It’s almost noon and I still haven’t written a word. I’m overwhelmed with sadness and disappointment that Question 1 passed, repealing Maine’s gay marriage law. It’s not an abstract political issue. To my family it’s personal. I’m trying not to be bitter. I’m trying to NOT give into hate. I’m trying. And I’m going spend the afternoon trying to channel those feelings into my writing. Here’s hoping it works.


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

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