Hello and Good Morning Followers and Fellow Bloggers!
I woke up this morning to the horrifying knowledge that I hurt my back while sleeping last night. For those of you who don’t know my wife has severe back problems. She fell from the roof of her house when she was 9 and after hitting a glass table and a patio chair, she hit the concrete. Although she could have been much more seriously injured, she later found out that she dislocated a disk in her lower back and the cartilage in that area was worn away. Needless to say, she has struggled with extreme back pain for the last 16 years of her life.
So, when I woke up this morning and could barely get out of bed, my wife came to the rescue–although I didn’t willingly comply to her demands. So, now, instead of working a double, I am laying on my couch with a heating pad on my back and some back pain medication slowly starting to take effect. With that said, I have spent some time writing this morning and thought I would update you all on my progress with Camp NaNoWriMo.
Camp NaNoWriMo Writing Stats:
Novel: The Curious Tale of Gabrielle: Vivre La Vie (Gabrielle #2)
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Writing Goal: 20,000 words
Words Written so far: 3,795
Days Writing So Far: 9
Days Left Writing: 22
Approximate Time Spent Writing: 3 hours
Setbacks So Far:
So far, my major set back has been time. It just so happens that this month I have had several training priorities for my job, including two different occasions where I had to drive down to New Hampshire for training in different areas. With this, and with the fact that we have had a lot of safety audits at work that I have to deal with, I have not had the time that is required for me to work on this book. As some of you may know, I have ADHD and thus have a difficult time getting into the mind set needed to write. If I don’t have an adequate amount of time set aside for writing, or I feel rushed in any way, I won’t get anything done. Another setback that I have been having is in regards to my current writing play list. As some of you may know, I rely heavily on music to put myself in a certain mind set or give myself a certain emotion when writing. However, this book is a little more dark and violent than the last (as it is set during the French Revolution), and I am having a hard time finding music in my current writing library to invoke the emotions that are needed. I had to spend the first two days adding new songs to my play list and finding songs that would bring out the emotions in my writing that are necessary. This put me back greatly in my writing, as I already do not have a lot of time available.
Leaving on a Positive Note:
Well, now after that, I feel like I need to end on a good note. So far, I have really enjoyed writing this book. I had forgotten how much I really love this part of history and how the French Revolution is one of my favorite conflicts to read about. As I always try to keep my books extremely historically accurate and factual, I have gotten to do a lot of reading up on the French Revolution and have really enjoyed doing so. My goal with this book–in this respect–if for someone to pick it up and read it and think to themselves this could have happened. I really enjoy making sure that my story fits along side known historical facts so that people could believe that they both happened simultaneously.
Is anyone else participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? What are your experiences so far? Any major setbacks or accomplishments?