Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NaNoWriMo Update: Prayers Needed

Curse Election Day.

I must have picked something up while working at the polls, because for the last eight days I've been as sick as a dog, with little sign of it letting up. Dizziness, nausea, headaches, random pains and aches. I have had the lot. Most of the symptoms have kept me from sitting for long periods at the computer, or even with a pad of paper and pencil in hand.

I am therefore over 1 week behind in my NaNoWriMo attempt for 2011. That's 13,336 words (1,667 per day at 8 days).

I hope to be able to be functioning at a level high enough to type for longer than a few minutes at a time. Sooner, rather than later.

You know, before the numbers get too overwhelming to tackle.

Oh yeah, we are at mid-month. Happy happy joy joy.

To all my readers-- Please: light a candle for me; say a prayer; send good karma my way. In whatever way your particular practices may preach, I would dearly love all the support I can get.

I hate giving up.

That, and I would really like to throw off the gomboo.

EDIT: According to the stats at, at this rate I'll finish by December 25, 2011. Or, I'll have to write 2,300+ words per day to finish on time.

1 comment:

Step-parent's Cove said...

Have you ever heard about the book called "The Journey of Desire?" In the section titled "Cruel or Kind?" the author writes:

"This is the point at which God most feels like our enemy. It seems at times that he will go to any length to thwart the very thing we most deeply want. We can't get a job. Our attempt to find a spouse never pans out. The doctors aren't able to help us with our infertility. Isn't this precisely the reason we fear to desire in the first place? Life is hard enough as it is, but to think that God himself is working against us is more than disheartening. Job cried out, 'What do you gain by oppressing me? . . . You hunt me like a lion and display your awesome power against me' (10:3, 16 NLT).

I want to state very clearly that not every trial in life is specially arranged for us by God. Much of the heartache we know come from living in a broken world filled with broken people. And we have an enemy in evil one who hates us deeply. But there are times when God himself seems to be set against us. Unless we understand our desperate hearts and our incredible tenacity to arrange for the life we want, these events will just seem cruel."