My current NaNoWriMo count is just over 5k. I’m behind, but I’m proud of the progress I’ve made. It hasn’t been easy.
With the standard busyness, packing for a three week car trip for our family of six, illnesses and periodical surprises, most of my recent good intentions have suffered so much from an abandonment complex that they have taken leave of me entirely and apparently taken with them the little common sense I had managed to retain. They just couldn’t compete. Last night I helped my Husband do an impromptu rearrangement of our girls’ room (including relocating a beast of a bunkbed) because while she had been on the top bunk he tickled her and she put her foot right through the bedroom window.
While cleaning up, my Husband said that he deems it a “test” because we have recently taken serious steps to get out of debt as quickly as we can. He’s been reading Dave Ramsey’s book Total Money Makeover and Ramsey says that right after people commit to focus on getting out of debt trouble usually opposes them.
That may explain the window, but what about the gallon glass jar of food I nearly dropped on my foot and it shattered, driving shards into the floor even? I tell you, it’s been a violent battle at times. Fortunately no one has actually been injury (significantly anyway) but that’s just God looking out for us.
On the other hand, it doesn’t seem to matter how many times I vow to be better prepared, earlier… I have yet to live up to aspirations. And yet somehow we survive and make do. Tomorrow morning, 6 am we leave, headed north for snow and cold. So today I confess not a word of my WIP has been written. However, my hope is that once we are in the car, armed with a DVD player, music, books, snacks and my laptop, I might be able to make some headway.
Internet connections could be iffy and who-knows-where/when so checking in may be difficult. However, the less distractions, the better chance of progress!
So? What chaotic oppositions have you run up against lately?