When I got to work this morning, I told my coworkers how happy I was to be back in the office. They assumed I was joking, but I was deadly serious. I feel like I’ve been cooped up for days. Probably because I’ve been cooped up for days. Vacation felt like work, so in this backwards reality, work felt like a vacation. I did not have to spend hours toiling away on my novel and could instead participate in meetings! and edit documents! Once I convinced them I was not kidding, they assumed I was insane instead.
Actually, much of this morning was spent figuring out holiday schedules. I realized that with a little planning, I could turn 24 hours of PTO into ten days off. All I had to do was request Dec. 27-29 off. It took me all of five seconds to decide that was too tempting an offer to pass up. With so much time off, I should do something productive.
Maybe I’ll write another book.
Ha. I kid.
I did manage a couple hundred words today. I’m holding true to my promise to write every day. It’s so much easier now that the pressure is gone.
Here’s a photo I uploaded to Instagram this morning. This is Dewey Lake in Mount Rainier National Park, taken during a hike the end of July. With winter-like weather forecast next week, I thought it would be nice to share a little slice of last summer.
Word Count Today: 220.
Total Word Count: 50,401.
8 thoughts on “NNWM/29: Turning 24 Into 10”
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Mighty tempting, my friend! But Tara, sadly, will be working that week.
When working on a novel, I have to touch it every day. Word count? Once you’re cruising I’m not sure that matters. But the only way to do it is put your butt in the chair.
You are absolutely right, Jim. The novel won’t write itself! This is pretty much going to be my approach from now until I finish.
Thanks for all your feedback this month. It’s much appreciated.
Congratulations on the win and you live in a gorgeous place. I’m jealous.
Thanks! I’m kind of partial to this area, too. Where do you live? Guess I’ll stop by your blog and find out!
A gorgeous picture, indeed! The worst part of working for me was the meetings. Too many people just like to hear themselves talk, while saying nothing!
I despise meetings. 75% of them are completely useless.