Now that I am a week into the whole NaNoWriMo thing, I have to admit it's not as easy as I thought it would be. I mean, to tackle a 50,000 word novel in less than a month is HUGE. It requires dedication and determination, with no room for deviation; and now that the first weekend has come and gone, I know this is going to be harder than I first thought. Saturday and Sunday I found myself less inclined to sit and write for long periods of time like I do during the week. The interruptions were many and my concentration quickly diminished. I started to think of this challenge as a nuisance. In fact, I even began doubting my story line. I grew envious of writers who take retreats or sabbaticals to write free of distraction. How would I accomplish this insurmountable feat?
Again, God has sent someone special into my life to help me through. Pearl is a friend from Poetic Asides (The Street) who is also participating in NaNoWriMo. She sent me a cheer the other day, then I reciprocated, and now we are helping each other stay motivated. Here are some of the encouraging words (cheers) between us...
Pearl: Go Laurie, Siss Boom Bah, Who do I recognize on The Street from afar!!! Go LAURIE!!!
Laurie: Give me a P, give me an E, give me an A, give me an R, give me an L... what does that spell? PEARL, PEARL, G-o-ah, Pearl! You're on!
Pearl: Rah Rah Siss Boom Bah
50,000 not for Laurie fah.... I mean far ...lol..< 3
Keep planting a sapling with about 1800 leaves a day and together we'll have our forest before the turkey 's on the table ♥
Laurie: Go Pearl, go Pearl/ write those words, bird by bird/ Go Pearl, go Pearl / don't give up, fill that cup! Yeah, Pearl! Corny, I know, but my brain is fuzz right now. ; )
Pearl: Laurie.. you are a sweetie...my brain was fried earlier .. so we were fuzz and fried... Mhmm Fuznfride sounds like a lovely town in Switzerland.. perhaps outside Zurich. Sweet dreams. Enjoy tomorrow and keep attaching those leaves to the trees ♥
Laurie: Sounds like a fantastic setting! Night, night Fried. Hope you wake up nice and fresh for a day of writing.
Pearl: Laurie Laurie you're my pal
Told me your numbers and got me to match the tal
YAY TEAM! (as a team we're almost done!)..
GET THAT TURKEY READY WE'RE COMING ♥
Laurie: We're so great, we're so fine
We'll make it to that final line!
GO Write! Don't fight!
Word by word
We'll see the light!
Pearl: YAY YAY LHK ♥
WE WILL GO ALL THE WAY ♥
YOU - YOU - YOU
L - H - K ♥
Laurie: Go, team (NaNoWriMo)! Go, team! Who do I mean? I'll say it loud, because I'm proud! P-E-A-R-L! L-A-U-R-I-E! ; )
Pearl: Got two sessions of writing yesterday.... Frankly wasn't at all comfortable with here I was pushing story in second session....this morning wrote some more.... So I'm okay for family football game this afternoon. Now back for a snooze....happy writing..., partner... ♥
Laurie: Yeah, today will be a little harder for me, but I got up to 15,139 yesterday. Have a great day, too!
Thank you Pearl, for adding some cheer in my doubtful head...and thank you GOD, for sending Pearl my way.
I'm so jealous. I've hit a wall in my writing. I'm caught up in researching a topic I didn't realize had no forerunner so info has been hard to come by. I'm only up to about 8,000 words. Are you heading to GTWG tonight?
I love the challenge but more importantly I live the comradarie! Life is so much gunner and easier when you have someone on your side cheering with you!
I'm so happy for you & Pearl (what a pretty name)!
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