On the surface of things it looks as if I've only written about 4,000 words in the last few day. Not so, I started over, discarding all words prior to Saturday 6,099.
No worries, they are tucked safely away if I need a net. ;)
I convinced a friend to do Nano with me and I decided that I should zero out my word count as a show of support for her starting on Friday, four days behind. But then I run into the competitive me that doesn't want to fall behind and so... two days and 10,057 words later, I'm right where I should be.
I realize that a lot of Nanoer's do that amount all the time. Later in the month I am generally up to speed, but not by the first weekend. While it is true we got and extra hour's sleep, that got used up by someone texting me at 10:30 at night to find out if I had a book they could borrow.
Really? Then the cat went on a rampage because we are denying him the food that makes him sick. Truly - the cat is pissed and is showing us in ways that only a cat can that he is not happy. However, his wails of, "But I want to throw up" go unheeded.
So long story longer, I was pleased that my sleep deprived brain managed it.
Psst, Brain -- get ready for Friday when you do more than that in one day. hehehe
The saying goes, 'you've got to give to receive'.
I gave up 6,000 words but what I got was my story. I kid you not. Those words were but a false start and by giving them up, on Saturday when I started with a clean slate... the story flowed.
**Thank you Universe -- I am grateful for finally finding my story - I feel compelled to alert you to the fact that I'm hanging on to the words, 'cause ya never know. All words count in Nano and I may or may not choose to use them. ;)