I’m not gonna lie, guys. Today is day 13 of NaNoWriMo. If things were going well (and they obviously are not) I would be at 21,671 words today.
But I’m not. I’m not even close. I’m at 3,028 words. I haven’t had a chance to write since November 2nd.
The worst part is…I wish I could care. I just can’t summon up an iota of shame for my word count. I’m too damn tired.
The book I should be writing would be called, Teething Babies and the Mothers Who Love Them. Remember just a couple days ago, I mentioned that my son was only waking up once a night? I should never have committed the words to virtual paper. That was a jinx. Gibson has been waking up at least three times a night this week.
I feel terrible for the poor little guy. His second tooth has cut through the gum, but it must still be upsetting him something fierce because he is nearly constantly drooling and unhappy. Plus his mobility means that he’s taking headers into furniture constantly. He has a lovely little bruise on his forehead after attempting to navigate the doorway to the kitchen last night. And not to mention the spot on the back of his head that’s still healing. 😦
The stress and lack of sleep is starting to get to all of us in the house. Thus, the two shots of espresso in my coffee this morning.
Anyway, what I’m saying here is this: I’m not giving up.
But I am officially out of the race to possibly reach 50,000 words this November. And that’s okay. I’m still going to try to go back to my novel and write more. It will probably never be finished, but at least I’ll have participated. I really, really, really did like the Winner’s T-shirt design this year too. *kicks the dirt* But I won’t order a winner’s shirt if I didn’t earn it.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? What are you writing about? And DON’T GIVE UP!
I was just about to publish this post when What’s Up Moms newest video popped up in my YouTube subscriptions. I almost died at the “You’re a mom. You were made for this!” comment. It’s so true! Enjoy.