The word count journey of November

I didn’t make my count of 50,ooo words. 36,714 was my end number.

Two major things this month I didn’t prepare for were Lily’s birthday and Thanksgiving weekend.

We painted Lily’s dresser with magnetic and chalkboard paint which took us about a week to finish (actually I still have some doors to finish, eep). I don’t know what I was thinking. Shoulda planned it out more. Painting, waiting for it to dry, another coat, wait, another coat, wait for four hours to 24 hrs, sand, paint with chalkboard paint (a pretty “bonbon” pink from hudsonpaint.com), wait three hours, coat, wait, coat, wait… I love the color (pic later). It was done in time for Lily’s birthday and slumber party (yes I really was exhausted after that, lol). Even though she has vandalized it since a little, chalking on it of course is allowed but there are scraps here and there. Better than what the dresser looked like before. I believe in letting a kid have one piece of furniture they can make their own but she made it so supremely ugly! Gross. So I figured I’d give her creativity a narrower channel : )

Thanksgiving weekend was very busy. I work retail so it was mighty exhausting. Customers were buying this year. Last year not so much.

So two weekends that were shot for writing. Maybe I should make this commitment to a word count in a non-busy month for me like January or February next time, huh? Eh I’ll probably always have something going on so it doesn’t matter which month, lol. Focus and discipline: must cultivate more. I think I did well overall. I doubt I’ve written 36K in a month ever (unless it was for academic purposes). I’ve stopped writing that particular story. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about it until I started to write it. It was quite a learning experience writing that many words about one story even if I did resort to ranting about the story within the story, writing sex scenes, and the most horrid dialogue known to the writing-kind. But I just kept in mind this was about the word count and yet I just was increasingly disliking the story period, lol. Oh, well, there are tons of other stories and characters who want me to write them so poo-poo on that story that doesn’t want me to write it!

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