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Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Tummy Hurts...

I'm a goal-setter, but I like to keep my writing goals achievable. (Read: LOW)

Why?

Take this excerpt from my life Thursday night, the day before my monkey became a big four-year-old.

MONKEY: Mommy, my tummy hurts.

ME: Why don't you sit on our nice white couch and read some books while I bake your super awesome Buzz Lightyear cupcakes for preschool tomorrow?

Cue attack of the stomach flu! (And cue the sympathy for the monkey- she spent her 4th birthday curled up in front of the TV. And didn't eat any cupcakes. Poor thing!)

Let's just say I now know that when the little monkey says her tummy hurts, I should NOT sit her on the white couch. I had taken a personal day on Friday to celebrate the monkey's birthday with her and hoped to get a little writing done, but instead I did a whole lot of nothing. Unless you count cleaning. There was a whole lot of cleaning.

So I'm in awe of you NaNo-ers. Instead of a whopping 50,000 words this month, I'd like to get 15,000 words down.

Slow and steady wins the race, right? (Yep, just nod and smile.)

17 comments:

Donna Hole said...

*nodding and smiling*

......dhole

Paul Greci said...

totally nodding and smiling. :-)

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm the slow and steady type, so I'm definitely nodding and smiling!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

*nodding vigorously* And I am TOTALLY a slow and steady writer! :-)

Lynda Young said...

nodding and smiling.
Any writing is good writing, as long as you don't give up.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Isn't that the way? I hope you were able to save your white couch.

And I hope your little one feels better.

15,000 sounds like a good goal. Keep at it. :)

L. T. Host said...

Aww, I hope she feels better. Happy fourth birthday Monkey! And I hope you find some writing time soon.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Aw, that's rough that she was sick on her birthday! I hope she feels better! I was sick on Friday and Saturday with a fever. Upper respiratory, not the stomach flu though.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Teacher & mommy of an 8 yr old & a 3 yr old says.... definitely slow and steady. ;)

Vicki Rocho said...

Poor dear. What a lousy birthday gift. Hope she's better and did NOT pass it off to anyone else.

Amalia T. said...

It ALWAYS comes down to slow and steady! Just keep plugging and you'll get there.

Also, we had the stomach flu over here too and it was miserable, so you guys have my sympathy!!!

SAMUEL PARK said...

Glad you took a personal day on Friday. And I think it's ok that you did "nothing." I feel like doing nothing is a kind of doing something sometimes, especially if it's spent hanging out with people and doing the labor of staying connected and happy.

MT said...

I bet your little one thought you did more than clean. You were there while she was feeling her worst! I hope your couch survived. :)

Saumya said...

You are soo right. Sometimes my unattainable goals only make me feel worse. Sounds like you are doing a lot!!

Mark Noce said...

Hope all monkeys involved feel better:)

Medeia Sharif said...

Slow and steady right here, too. :)

I hope your daughter is feeling better. No cupcakes? Yup, she was really sick.

Steph Damore said...

Oh, poor monkey! And I too am on the slow and steady race. In fact, I'm so slow that I just hope to write most weeks :)