Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I find myself with fifteen

minutes so I will post a blog

or blog a post.

Not really sure about the correct terminology here. That's usually how I start my poems--with a really great line which I split in two and make the first part the title. It works for me. Not that "I find myself with fifteen" was a really great line...

Anyway, moving quickly on since as you know I have only fifteen minutes in which to write. But as you may also know, I am a pretty quick writer as I have just completed 50,000 words in 30 days. I can't believe I ever thought this was impossible.

I meant to post this web-badge when I began the month.


But I was apparently much to busy to do that, and now I have this much cooler web-badge which is basically the only thing besides a really great feeling of proudness you get from winning NaNoWriMo.

In '08 I hit about 38,000 words and in '09 I hit slightly less at like maybe 35,000. My memory is poor, but I think I'm in the ballpark. So hitting the goal of 50,000 is a milestone. A milestone! And I'd like to go into detail about milestones, but I have only 3 minutes of my 15 minutes remaining before I must go pick up my child from school so he knows that he means more to me than my stupid book. Which is actually true.

Uh-oh, there goes my alarm. Yes, I really do set my alarm so I won't forget. I don't know if that makes me a good mom or a really bad one, but I know if I don't stop typing and go fetch that kid, then I am a really bad one.

Ready, break.


2 comments:

Annie said...

dan sets an alarm for everything, even thanksgiving. i'm not sure how one could forget that day. so don't feel bad. and good luck! you are amazing.

Kristin Sokol said...

I thought this was going to be about when you were 15 years old. But this was good too. Congratulations on winning. Badges are awesome. I'll pretty much do anything to get one.

I'm going to try setting alarms for stuff like this too. Maybe I'll waste less time.