Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

Row 80

Row 80I cannot seem to remember that today is Wednesday. All day I’ve thought it was either Tuesday (God forbid) or Thursday. I looked everywhere in my son’s school bag for his Thursday folder. Shocker. It wasn’t there because it is Wednesday.

My ROW80 post on Sunday got a lot of comments and words of encouragement from my fellow writers. Thank you! As some of you pointed out, I was being hard on myself.

I had a huge epiphany on Monday. HUGE! My week started in Arkansas on Monday. It was a work day trip. As I was driving home, I decided to turn on some music. Ray LaMontagne’s album “Trouble” sounded like a good idea and I am so glad I chose it. The song “Forever My Friend” came on and just like that the whole ending of my book unfurled in front of me.

Visualizing the ending of your book is huge, but when you’ve been wrestling with it for years, well, it’s massive.

The rest of this week, so far, was spent further developing my outline. It now has an ending!

Needless to say, I’m feeling very accomplished at the moment. I’ve also been working hard to maintain balance with my family life. We went to my son’s Kindergarten musical last night. It was fabulous. They were dressed in 50’s costumes.

This will be my last pre-NaNo post. It’s amazing to think that when I post on Sunday I will have three days of NaNo writing under my belt.

Wish me words! And good luck to my fellow NaNoers.

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4 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday? #ROW80 check-in

  1. Beth Camp says:

    Another NaNo writer who writes historical fiction! May your writing in November unleash that story.

    1. Thank you, Beth! We should be NaNo writing buddies.

  2. Tia Bach says:

    Congrats on seeing the end of your book! OH, and I see get you on being lost on days. My youngest gets out of school early every Wednesday. Last week I forgot until the school called. After all, how am I supposed to remember it’s Wednesday?! 😉

  3. Gloria Weber says:

    I’m terrible keeping track of days of the week. I’m happy if I wake up and remember if it is or isn’t a school day. I figure out the rest thanks to to do lists and the dinner menu.

    Kindergartners in 50’s costumes sounds super adorable. Congrats on the break through and best wishes with your writing.

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