My Favorite Day

Today is my favorite day of the year! Yes, I like the day we return to standard time better than Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and my birthday. Even though it’s going to get dark an hour earlier today than it did yesterday, I love, love, LOVE that extra hour in the day (don’t remind me that I’ll just have to give it back next spring. Let me enjoy it today…)

I’m hoping to use that extra hour to get caught up on my NaNoWriMo words. I did do a little writing last night when I got home from the theater…even though I got home later than I expected to. I decided I had to sit at my computer until I got 500 words down (after all, I put it in writing here that I would do SOME work last night). I managed to get 758 words, so that was good. I’m still behind, though. I have 9184 words on T.J.’s Story, but I can’t count all of them since I had 5000 of them before November 1. I still wanted to write 1500 to the full 1667 words per day on this project this month, which means I should be up to 10,000 words after yesterday. I’m a little over 800 words short.

But I’m in the Iowa City Public Library now…about to start working any minute now… After I note that there sure are a lot of other people in here right now. I got here when the library opened…took ten minutes to scan the new children’s and YA shelves for books I hadn’t seen (and found The Declaration by Gemma Malley, Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in it by Sundee Frazer and The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt, which l_skeers says is one of the best books she’s read in a while), then came up to my favorite area to work (next to the mummy) and there was only one table available! But I got it!

Junior High Kid is working the play again (I told them I was “too busy” today…and I am! I really need to work!). So he’ll come over here when he’s done and then I promised him I’d take him over to the coffee shop so we can NaNo together for an hour or so (I think I have to buy him gelato, too). My husband is a little bit behind on his word count, too…but I’m sure College Student is so far ahead of his word count that he more than makes up for the rest of us slackers.

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