Camp Nano, Day 14

Sluggish day. I managed just over 2k, including the carryover from midnight last night. On the plus side, I’m slightly ahead of the month to date goal. Not too bad for working on a short night’s sleep. I’m ready to crash. If I can get the puppy to share my bed.


Breakthrough.

I’ve been struggling with a single scene all week. I knew it wasn’t working, I knew I had to do something different, but I didn’t know why or what to do.

This morning, after I was ready to beat my head against the wall, I went into the bedroom to lay down for a while. As I lay in that half awake, half asleep state, it clicked. Suddenly I knew what I needed to do. It was almost as though my characters had spoken to me, told me what needed to be changed.

I made the changes and continued on, making a large amount of progress since. I feel much better about the whole thing and I look forward to a productive weekend.


Struggling.

The last week has been rough. I had a kid home sick most of the week last week, then she was generous enough to share her illness with me, so I spent the weekend trying to recover. Things have been crazy busy around here and I’ve had a really hard time concentrating.

I think part of my concentration problem is my glasses… I took the suggestion of the optician last year and had the lenses slightly tinted brown, not dark like sunglasses, just slightly, then the photo-gray added on top of that so that they would get darker in the sun. At first I really liked it, it cut down on night driving glare (a big issue for me, when I drive at night.) But over time it’s become a nuisance.

I spend much of my year in a semi-dark house. Why? Because to block out the heat, (temps of 120+ F.) it also blocks out much of the light. So I can close the curtains and block out the heat but then I have to turn on a light, it drives me crazy.

So I went in and had a new eye exam last month (We do it yearly, it’s habit,) and ordered new glasses. Kid 1 got her glasses in 2 weeks (it was just she and I this time, Kid 2 doesn’t wear glasses and Kid 3 isn’t due till June.) The shop called me right at week 3 to tell me my glasses were in… I went into pick them up and I when the tech pulled them out to make sure they were clean that they weren’t the right glasses… the prescription was right. but they were totally not the frames I’d ordered. And they were so hideous I wouldn’t take them. So they had to reorder the glasses, hopefully they’ll get the right ones in this time, and hopefully faster.

In the mean time, I struggle with concentrating…

Maybe I’ll switch to the laptop and just take my glasses off.