NaNo Day 22

Hey, you remember how on the 21st I didn’t write anything at all?


I did it again.


I have a halfway decent excuse. After 6 months of deployment in some sand-filled shit hole, my husband is home! Hooray! It’s a celebration!

But you don’t have to show Charlie Murphy your titties if you don’t want to.

So anyway, yeah, I spent the day doing family things. Because MY FAMILY IS BACK TOGETHER!!

But uhhhh I’m like 3,000 words behind now. So tomorrow is going to be a crazy write-tastic day.

NaNo Day 21

I wrote nothing today. NOTHING!

Child #1 was sick earlier this week, and she passed it on to Child #2. So I’m in the middle of a cleaning frenzy when I get a call from daycare: “#2 puked all over the wall.”

Awesome. 😐

So I picked the kids up at lunchtime, brought them home, coddled them. And then, since I had to be at the airport at 3am, I took them to Grandma’s house and then returned home to attempt sleep.

Sleep did not come. By that time, it was technically the 22nd, so that’s where my tale ends.

TL;DR: No writing! I suck!

NaNo Day 19

653 words. Total of 31,053. I’m officially behind. 😦

But it’s for a good reason. Child #1 has some kind of stomach flu, so she’s home puking all over everything like the kid from The Exorcist and I’m cleaning it up. When she’s not spewing projectile vomit onto everything, she’s being very clingy and wanted me sitting next to her. Going to the bathroom is tough even. And I have homework to do and papers to write and a house to clean and another kid to feed and stuff. I got a little writing done, and I’m hoping to make up the difference tomorrow and Friday. Fingers crossed!

NaNo Day 17

2,301 words, total 29,672.

I wanted to make it to 30,000 tonight but I just couldn’t stay awake. I’ll get it tomorrow!

So apparently I’m really loving Afghanistan. The words just flow. I have way too many, so I’m going to have a to cut a lot later. But that’s for December, right!?

The research I had to do for this part of the book was pretty intense, and I’m super glad I did it beforehand. Having to do it now would have slowed me waaaaaay down. Finding Pashto words for stuff is hard enough. I gotta go find me a Pashtun.