16889 word count

wow. I’m having such fun in the chat for Nano this year. I am struggling to write. It’s taking so much more effort, and my typos because of my arm, gee wiz. 

But, I’m happy, short one, tired now lol… 


Thanks to the American peeps too who dropped into our chat to take part in word wars, that was the best ever. 🙂 You guys can really type quick. 

Night all. 

D x x

tough week, but there is hope. :)

Hey everyone. 

I think we all get the holiday blues. So being back from Devon was the same for me. As I am off work with my arm being busted the initial build up to going away (seeing as we skint) wasn’t good. And neither was having little cash to do the things we really wanted, but it was nice to be somewhere different. 

Being back home though is pretty depressing, and I’ve suffered this last week more than anything. It’s been evident too, when people ask you ‘you’ve been quiet what’s up’ that normally notice the bubbly person you are. 

So some positive things did happen though. I’ve rung work to see about having a chat to them, return to work interview. And I’m hopeful. I guess we’ll see what they say about things then. Can’t worry over it too much. 

Money has been alright by the end of the month all bills were paid, and we’ve still been able to buy some of the things we’ve wanted too. Thankfully Paul did go full time when he did, or his part time wages would not have covered anything, but we’ve actually had an okay month on the whole. 


Yesterday was the first day of nanowrimo. Last year I went into it on a wing and a prayer, this year I’ve had 7 weeks to think about a plot etc, but have been wondering if my arm could hold up to the task of actually sitting down to write. Well the answer to that is ‘nope’. I did write 4386 words yesterday (with the excellent group in our regional chat room doing 15 min word sprints)  but I’m in a lot of pain this morning. Very stiff and sleep last night wasn’t that great either. 

I’m kinda hoping it’s just because I’m not used to it. And that I need to get used to it, it’s good excersise. But I don’t know. It’s just so damned frustrating. There are still things I just can’t do and it upsets me. 

I know cleaning my house is really doing my head in, I can’t do some of the things I want to there, because there is no strength to it. And physio only wants me to work on that from next time if my arm improves. I cannot express how upsetting this whole thing has been on my physical self and emotional one. 


The worst thing I’m terrified of falling over again, and scared to actually go out and do things. 




But day two of nano is upon me, something that will at least distract me. 


Speak soon everyone. And good luck with your word counts. 


Dawn x x 

First week back :(

The first week back after any time off is hard, hard work. This one was no exception. 

The worst of it for me, is shopping on a Friday evening. I hate it. I’m tired, I’m cranky and hungry and it’s just not a good combination. 

Tag that to having to spend so much cash to use my vouchers, I managed to spend over £200 and with the discounts etc, it came down to £155. Thanks Tesco 🙂 

However, finally rested and caught up on all the things I should have been doing. So it’s a good thing. 


I could do with an afternoon kip though, but we’ll see. Still lots of homework to do from my coaching/editing session with EJ this week 🙂 


Catch you later. 


x x