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NaNoWriMo Days 2, 3, and 4


Day 2 (Monday):

Word count:

  • 3913 / Total: 5626

Encouragements/helps:

  • 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.

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4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Days 2, 3, and 4”

  1. That’s awful. I’m sorry and mad, too. It’s absolutely ridiculous. No wonder people around the world think we’re nuts.

  2. That’s really sad. What harm did that law do? Or would it do anywhere?

    I hate it when folk force their values down other folks’ throats.

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