NaNoWriMo Update–Week Three

Hi.  I am on track with NaNoWriMo.  As of last night, I have 150,007 words.  However, I still feel shitty, so I am trying to decide if I’m going to crank out 7,500 words tonight.   I have to admit, it is amusing me to receive the NaNoWriMo pep talks telling me to hang in there and to not give up.  I think I will ask if I can write a pep talk for next year’s NaNoWriMo.  It would say something like this:

Hi!  It’s week three, and you probably feel overwhelmed by how many words you have left to write.  Well, not me!  Ha!

I’m kidding, of course.   That would be mean, and I try not to be mean–at least on the outside.

As for me, I feel like shit.  I temporarily lost my voice tonight, which was strange, indeed.  It’s only happened to me once before, and I was relieved that I could still type.  I mean, can you imagine if I had no venue in which I could voice my opinion?  Shudder.

I skipped taiji today because my body just wasn’t up to it.  Hell, I can barely walk from the living room to the kitchen.   This is the one time when I wished someone lived in the house with me.  I love my kittehs, but they suck at serving me.

If I don’t get better by Monday, I will stop by the Minute Clinic.  In the meantime, I am pretty much butt-melding with the couch–though I am now in my computer seat.  I’ll let y’all know when I’m better.

12 Responses to NaNoWriMo Update–Week Three

  1. Hahaha, we got sideswiped at the same time.
    I was crawling back in bed this morning after having taken my meds and I heard and felt a big pop. I think I tore a tendon.
    Tendinitis is a side effect of one of the meds so I have been being really careful. All it took was lifting my foot off the floor on the final stop into bed.
    At least I am feeling some relief and see a “noticeable difference” so I don’t think she will throw me in the hospital, but I am curious to know what the hell is wrong with me.
    Wanna see who recovers first? 😛

  2. whabs, yeah, I feel so bad, I’m actually gonna, gulp, visit the minute clinic tomorrow. If you tore a tendon, I think I will recover first. I’m not sure, though. I feel really, really, REALLY shitty right now.

  3. Get well soon, Minna! Thanks for not sharing your illness at Taiji class. As much as I missed seeing you, I’m glad you chose to rest at home. I also wish you had someone to minister to you.

    And Whabs, I certainly hope it’s not a torn tendon. If so, you will most likely recover last. I hope that it heals without surgical intervention, whatever it is.

  4. Well, it’s good to know that you and I are still twins, Minna, as I too, have a sinus infection (along with ears). I’m on Ceftin like Whabs, but I haven’t torn a tendon recently. (You have my sympathies, Whabs, as I’ve done it before and it hurts like a motherfucker.)

    We all need to feel better and fast.

  5. It’s actually feeling better, but I have had my old walking boot on from when I had my ankle surgery 10 years ago.
    My work mailman has the theory that I tore scar tissue away from my old incision scar.

  6. Choolie, yeah, I figured you didn’t want me to share the love in that way.

    Kel, you don’t hafta do everything I do!

    whabs, I’m glad it’s feeling better. Your mailman makes a good point.

  7. One of my students and her husband are participating in NaNoWriMo. I told them her you’ve written so far, and she was completely impressed. FYI 😀

  8. Choolie, aw, cool. I really just wish I wasn’t sick because I am really struggling with my output this week. I haven’t met my daily goal for…three or four days, and I hate it. It makes me feel like a failure, though I have already written more this year than I did last year or the year before. I have one complete novel (long mother) and am well on the way with book two, but I still feel as if I’m letting myself down.

  9. I know that tendency, but HOLY SHIT! You’re really fucking sick, and you have already surpassed your original (stated) goal for this year. Did you set some super-secret goal that you’re ‘failing’ at?

    HUGS to you. You’re letting no one down.

  10. Choolie, my personal goal was 7,500 words a day. I haven’t met that the last few days. So, I haven’t surpassed my original goal, unless you mean the requisite 50,000 words. I am still aiming to break 200,000, but I am not sure I’ll make it.

  11. Would you expect anyone else in the world to be as productive when very sick as when healthy?

    I didn’t think so. You deserve that same understanding. You are doing awesome. And that’s not pity, or making excuses, or anything else. That’s just simple logic. If no one else could work that way, there’s no reason that you could, either.

    p.s. I’m glad I found your blog through BJ too. Thank you for your courage and sharing and skill.

  12. Betsy, nope, doesn’t work. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I am much nicer to other people than I am to myself. I was cruising along, and then, wham! Complete, grinding halt. I can’t help but be disappointed that I’m floundering the last week and a half.

    I’m very glad you decided to follow the link from BJ to my blog as well. I thoroughly enjoy you and your comments (both there and here).