Update on NaNoWriMo 2021: Day 3 

As many of you know, NaNoWriMo began on November 1. 

Guess who got sick November 1? My 3.5-year old daughter. 

Being a single mom means she stays home from preschool with me. 

I didn’t get my word count in on Monday.

Or Tuesday.

Or today.

Luckily, I pre-wrote enough to sustain me these three days; however, my cushion is almost depleted. 

Three days in and this might be a bust… but I have the whole month to try to catch up. 

Wish me luck? 

Note: she was tested for covid and it came back negative. She has an upper respiratory infection, likely from some other kid at preschool whose parents sent them in sick. 

All I really care about is that she’s healthy. Writing can wait.

While she’s on the up-and-up, my word count is on the down-and-down. Not sure if that’s a phrase, but it seems applicable here.

Anyone else struggling right off the bat? Or just me? 

Hoping everyone else’s NaNo is going better than mine! Best of luck to you all. 

Published by Erica Black

Erica was born with a rare disease called an arteriovenous malformation in her right leg. She is now an advocate for those with disabilities. She left the corporate world in 2016 to pursue a career as a high school English teacher and began to blog along the way. She has a BA in English Lit and minor in Creative Writing. Her writing has been featured in The Martlet, The Globe and Mail, Heroica, and more. She enjoys cats, reading, and her daughter.

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