Camps and Explanations

Hello there, everyone. As you can see, I’m back after a rather stressful week. I do apologize for not posting on Thursday, though. Can I just say that anxiety is a bitch? Yeah.

Now that things have calmed down, I’d like to explain my absence. Monday evening, my son needed to get stitches put in his lip. My husband was at work so I was home alone with my son, and like I said, anxiety is a bitch. Around 8 PM, I had to drive him to the hospital, where we stayed until around midnight. He had to be sedated just so they could put in just two stitches.

The next day, I was completely and utterly exhausted. I was emotionally, mentally, and physically drained. I had to keep my son home from school that day, as my husband had to work. I was barely able to function, though I did manage to make sure we were fed, my son was taken to therapy, and we didn’t have to make a second visit to the hospital.

The rest of the week involved problems at work, not being able to really recover from the hospital trip, problems with my son at school, and trying to plan things for my 10 year wedding anniversary. Blog posts were the farthest thing from my mind, and again, I apologize.

Alright, that’s out of the way. On to the next topic at hand…Camp NaNoWriMo. Camp ended yesterday, and I…did not win. About halfway through the month, I started getting behind real bad with everything going on in the home and with work, and then my son got stitches, and I had no way of catching up. I could barely breathe, let alone work up the energy to write. Now, just because I didn’t meet my goal doesn’t mean I’m calling this whole thing a wash. I actually made it farther than I ever did while participating in NaNoWriMo. I hit over 20k words. That’s…a lot of words. A LOT. I’m proud of that.

It probably doesn’t help that two weeks in I realized I was missing a lot of information for the novel. I wouldn’t need to do a complete rework, but I definitely needed to look at everything so that I can fix the problems I found. I think it will do me some good to start over from the beginning of the writing process and improve on it all. Yes, that means that actually getting my story out there will be pushed back more, but I’d rather it take a while and be GOOD instead of rushing through it and be crappy.

Besides, this will allow me to do other things that I enjoy, like playing games and reading and working out (I might be considered weird for actually liking going to the gym).

That’s really all I have for you today. There WILL be a post on Thursday, don’t worry. Things should be back to normal, so long as no more emergencies decide to come up.

Until next time.

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