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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What did it take to survive day three?

Have you ever had so much sleep that you found it hard the next morning to find the energy to get going?  If so, follow along on what it took The Unknown Author, after ten hours of sleep, to drag them out of bed and sit down to write another word or two in NaNoLand!
It’s been three days since NaNoWrimo began and already The Unknown Author has written their way through the Hook, the Backstory and the Trigger.  In other words, they've already made it through Act One!  If you want to know more about getting through Act One, click here.  However, if you thought by getting a good ten hours sleep the night before to shut off the never ending rambling dialogue in a writer’s head found them waking refreshed and ready to go again, think again; instead, The Unknown Author found themselves struggling even to think of one word!
They tried left over chocolate candy from Halloween, splashing water in their face even doing laundry.  Nothing seemed to help.  But then they looked through their NaNoWrimo Merit Badges and found the day's inspiration!  They were going all the way today and win the CAFFEINE ABUSE badge!  Yep, you got it The Unknown Author consumed dangerous amounts of caffeinated soda in order to get one word closer to their quest of 50K words or more before November 30, 2010!
How did it work?  Well after every 500 words or so they refilled their glass with ice and cool refreshing caffeinated soda and before the clock struck time to end the day, they once again exceeded their daily word goal of 1,667 words and wrote 4,039 words, for a total of 12,108!  (For those of you who follow T.K. Millin's Facebook, Efi Loo’s writer’s scarf is getting pretty bogged down with winner badges, but she doesn’t seem to mind, she proudly runs around showing them off!)
Are you a NaNoWrimo?  What little goals do you find yourself setting each day to get through?  Please share them, I’d love to hear about them.
Until next time,
Keep on striving, keep on thriving and keep on writing!
T.K. Millin
The Unknown Author 

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