My Life on NaNoWriMo: Day 4

As you all know by now, this is my third year writing and my first year attempting NaNoWriMo. I considered it a writer must do. Something so loved and widely discussed…well I had to say I tried it too! here’s what’s happening so far at the Lindsey home thanks to Nano:

These past four days have kept me up a little later, on the couch a little longer and made my house infinitely messier. No one  picks up besides me and if I don’t put the toys away, they just get deeper. Come November 30th, I may need to hire a crane to dig me out.

All meals have come from a can, box or drive thru this week. As it turns out, my kids are thrilled not to have a “healthy well rounded meal” to complain about and my husband is indifferent. He’s so incredibly laid back (as he’d have to be to live with me) sometimes I poke him to be sure he’s breathing. For serious.

Laundry for 5 is a never ending process, but this week it gets washed, dried and dumped out. No folding by me or putting away. Sorry kids, no time. They’re looking a tad wrinkled these days. What can I do? Folding isn’t rocket science. TRY IT

The biggest change for me, personally, has been the lack of reading time. I love to read. I can’t emphasize that enough. I really really LOVE to read. NaNo has taken that from me. I get 30 min a day to read while I’m on the treadmill. It’s not long enough and I am in mourning over my loss.

Well, I’m sure you were all DYING to know how Nano has impacted my life. LOL Now you do!

11 comments to My Life on NaNoWriMo: Day 4

  • Steven Zeegers

    Well, NaNoWriMo isn’t supposed to be easy! ;-) But when it’s all over, and you look back at your achievement you’ll wonder “How did I pull THAT off?!” and pat yourself on the shoulder. And you’ll probably do it again next year, for the challenge!

  • You need a wife, too. LOL I know better than try to write 50K words in one month. A man’s got to know his limitations and spending 12 hours a day working (including a commute that is NOT conducive to writing) doesn’t leave enough hours in the day.. but you go girl, I’m behind you 100% (so wear your cute sweats)

  • Great post! Cheering for you, from one mom to another. Grateful for a laid-back husband, too.

  • I’m about 2,500 words behind, I haven’t done anything yet today for it and need to get on with it. I’ve been writing right up to midnight just to get my daily count done.
    Will be worth i when it’s over though

  • “The kids are thrilled not to have a ‘healthy, well-rounded meal” LOL! Your laid back husband sounds like mine. Enjoy your writing time. The housework will always be there.

  • Gah, yes. This lack of reading time is killing me too. I told my hubby that for 2012 I will doing many reading challenges to make up for this, lol.

  • Keisha

    I am participating this year, and juggling kids, career, spouse, and writing past midnight and getting up at 5:30 I have become a zombie, and I am paying for it because this weekend I am going to send the kids to my mother in law and I will have a super power nap. Good luck November 30 I will send you cyber champagne to celebrate our accomplishment lol. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • I’m seriously going to enjoy reading your nano posts!

  • So exciting! Those symptoms of NaNo are so familiar (as I munch on fries with one hand and type more NaNo words with the other).

    Good luck! And can’t wait to read about your NaNo progress.

  • I am struggling but still hopeful. Your hubby sounds a lot like mine–he is super laid back which is essential to living with me.

  • Good luck with NaNo. Forgot to add that part. :-)

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