Tuesday, November 10, 2015

An Atrocious Word Count and a Couple of New Scars

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Hey there! Guess where I was this weekend! I'll give you a hint, it wasn't fun. I was in the hospital. So Saturday I started writing a post about the first week of NaNoWriMo but didn't get around to finishing it, and I thought "Hey no big deal, I can just finish it later tonight." But then I started getting really bad pain in my stomach, and I ended up spending the whole night curled up in a ball of pain. It was a really tough night. I went to the Emergency Room the next day, and they told me that it was most likely my appendix, so there wasn't really much choice except to get it removed. So that's what happened. I am now one organ lighter, with an atrocious word count for NaNoWriMo, and a couple of new scars.

 I was already behind with my word count before this happened. I had a tough time deciding what project to work on, and switched on the second day because the project I had originally chosen was giving me a lot of grief with the setting. My story is going really well even though the word count is about 12,000 words behind. I figure since I won't be doing much this week while I recover I should be able to cut that number down considerably. Everything went well with the surgery, and now I'm just tired, sore, and glad to be back in my own bed again. I made sure to file away everything I learned there in order to torture my characters with later. I've thought many times that if my characters ever met me in real life they would love to slap me in the face for all the stuff I've made them go through, and with what I'm planning for these characters, now I'm certain of it. 

How are you doing with your world count? Are you holding up under the stress of NaNoWriMo alright? What do you think your characters would do to you if they met you in real life? Hopefully none of you have had to take a trip to the hospital recently, but if you have don't forget to let me know about it in the comments!