It was a good start to Nanowrimo.. I was happy with the progress: ate well, slept fairly well, didn’t lose my cool with anyone. Even made time to be inspired at the Singapore Writers Festival over the weekend. I was pretty pleased with myself.
And then it happened: the first hurdle. Older Daughter succumbed to a tummy bug on Sunday. It was my turn on Monday. Fortunately, it was a 24-ish hour bug. But it still meant a day in bed; no writing done. I did manage to catch up on a lot of sleep and reading though, so that was a bonus, right?
But the anxiety mounted: can I make up the word count????
I mulled over this quick change of moods as I walked the next morning: is it really worth getting stressed over? Isn’t this just Draft Zero? Are we having fun yet?
In the words of Singer/Song-Writer, Isaac Hayes:
There’s always hurdles. So I just keep moving, just constantly redefining myself. That’s how you stay in the race.
Feature Photo: If you encounter an unexpected hurdle, jump over it! If you can’t, you just have to find another way around (Fallen tree in the Dairy Farm Nature Park)
How do you overcome obstacles and get over hurdles?
If you are reading this and are so inclined, please join in the fun!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days on your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, song, movie, or from anyone who inspires you. (so sorry, Karen, I post only twice a week, so I will post a quote in 3 consecutive posts).
- Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavour (or invite everyone!)