Won’t meet my Camp NaNoWriMo goal but will keeping writing!

Yeah, there’s no way I’ll make my 40K by April 30, 2020, but I’m really cool with that because I am still writing! Camp NaNoWriMo is motivating me to work on Iris and the Crew Tear Space a New One, and to date, I have four out of the 13 episodes drafted. Yay! (I wrote Episode 3 and 4 this month.)

I’ve just started Episode 5, but have no spoons to write tonight. We typically have a cleaning lady come twice a month, but because of COVID-19, I’m doing more around the house. Now, before you think, Boo-hoo, princess, we hire her for the same reason I use a rollator—my disability. Believe me, I am so grateful for her help, too. I’m a very tidy soul, but certain actions, like vacuuming and mopping floors, cleaning tubs, trigger a world of pain. (Husband person and I are splitting tasks, but I might take him up on his offer to do all the vacuuming.)

And so, I’m in a world of pain today. It’s just too difficult for me to concentrate enough to make my word quota.

That’s okay, though. I’m excited about this work and am having a total blast with the characters. I’ve even sketched them for the interior of the book!

Anyway, whatever words I write are words that weren’t in the WIP before. I need to be gentle on myself while being creative. Working on this first draft is a welcome distraction from *gestures at everything*.

Oh, and the writing group I belong to (The Inkonceivables) is back again—another motivator to keep the fire burning!

Thank goodness for alphabet arranging. It’s giving me life right now.

Take care and stay safe!

Cait Gordon, in a black and white digital sketch

Cait Gordon is a disability advocate who wants everyone to pummel that curve!

She’s also the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. When Cait’s not writing, she’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She also teamed up with Kohenet Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the Nothing Without Us anthology in an attempt to take over the world.

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