I’m almost at the halfway mark, the one where the calendar says “You’re halfway tomorrow to the deadline and you’re less than 2000 words from being halfway there.”

Last night I mentioned to my friend Marty, a psychologist that I couldn’t tell what was real anymore. The concern in her face alerted me to the fact I needed to remind her I was a writer not a client. What I meant was daydreams, writing, night dreams and real life were blurring. She nodded and looked reassured so I guess I’m still normal. 🙂 Thanks for the reassurance Marty!

Yesterday I met up with a few other crazy NANOWIMO friends. Bev, Michelle and Rhonda we all seem to have that look. The look that says where am I? Did I comb my hair today? How did I get to Bread Co anyway? Oh wait that’s my look the rest of them looked great.

It’s quite inspirational to sit with other writers as the click away on their keyboards–except for my good friend Rhonda who uses an interesting method involving numerous pens. That my friends, I will save for the interview I will beg her to grant me when her novel is published. She’s quite clever.

I found myself watching Michelle and Bev’s fingers fly over those keys and suddenly I knew I had to type faster. By the end of the two hour writing frenzy I had quite a few words on the screen Yay ME! I’m not sure they are worth much but I feel like I accomplished a great deal.

So writing with other writers once a week is a good thing for me. I wouldn’t have discovered that if it hadn’t been NANOWRIMO. Sitting in my very nice office every day makes me lazy. I can’t see other writers writing there marvelous words so I think oh I’ll take a break now, check and see if the mail has come or maybe I should get another glass of tea….and before long there are no words on my screen.

So please forgive the rambles of this post as I explained in the beginning I’m not really sure I’m writing this!

About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. oh Jen! I hope your surgery went well today!
    I can see why that would prevent you from doing well with Nanowrimo!

    It is a lot of fun to write with other writers. I’m sure we look funny all stretched out in a row with our computers working furiously. Today there were 5 of us!

  2. That’s a great idea, writing with other writers! And you got stuff done instead of talking, which is amazing!

    I suck at Nano, as usual. But I have to admit that my new job has been a bit difficult to get used to, as well as my impending knee surgery. I keep hoping the stationary time will allow me to write, but I have a feeling the anesthetic might prevent that.

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