Day one of Gratitude: NaNo start

So, I am going to do this again this year, and hopefully I make it all 30. There is just a lot going on, but all of that is something to be grateful for, so I should be just fine.

I move on Friday. I am working a full-time job and a part-time job. I also am planning on getting 2 more projects finished before 2017 sees its closing. No one has ever said I was sane or realistic. So, of course, to add to the mix...is NaNoWriMo (or NaNo) 50,000 words in 30 days.

I woke up this morning at 2, with an idea for a perfect way to start chapter one...but my muse was sleeping, so I put it in Color Notes and went back to sleep. I didn't think I would get my word count in today...I have boxes to move...work to do...more work to do...so I just thought...okay...just get it started. Start NaNo off...you can get caught up this weekend after you are moved in and settled.

I started writing...and except for my pen dying around page 3, I couldn't write fast enough. The words poured out of me. I quickly grabbed another black pen whose color was close enough to the dying pen to be a match and kept going. I didn't want to break the flow...didn't want to have the magic die and have to face reality of boxes and work tasks.

So today...on day one of NaNo, I am grateful for 1804 words...chapter one of Quarterfinals being done. For this one moment, I am ahead of schedule.