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Day One of NaNo

Day one of NaNoWriMo is over. One of the drawbacks of working full time is that you can’t work on your writing until the day is over. So you always feel like you’re just a little bit behind. I got my daily word count goal in last night, but it was a struggle. I was writing a scene that happened four months before the rest of the book happened. I couldn’t decide whether to call it Chapter One or Prologue. I read somewhere recently that you shouldn’t do prologues, so it’s chapter one for right now.

So what do we do when we have other obligations (or a desire to do something else)? I mean it’s all I can do to get my word counts in. But this week I have a party to go to on Thursday night, and then I have to spend the night at a lock in for the teenage girls at church Friday night. I can make an early night of it Thursday, I think, and get my word count in. But Friday is going to be totally shot unless I do my writing at work during lunch. I have no idea how long I’ll be there on Saturday. Then, Tuesday of the next week, I have a Pampered Chef party to go to. Grrrrr. But I made my choices. I could have said no.

So what are your obligations or things that keep you from getting your word counts done?

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