So. Day 2 is now behind me. Things did not exactly go according to plan, but I managed a fairly respectable word count anyway. So there. *sticks tongue out at Fate like 2-yr-old*
The plan: hit the write-in at Starbucks this afternoon and get or exceed my word count target for today, have dinner with R & Kidlet #1, take said Kidlet back to her father's (a half hour drive each way), and then come home in plenty of time to hang out on YIM and chat with peoples, and MAYBE work on finishing up an SGA pinch-hit ficathon story. (Think Team Sheppard as kids wreaking all sorts of havoc on the adults--seriously WAY too much fun!!!)
The reality: unexpected company, a fall foliage photo-op field trip for R so babysitting Kidlet #1 falls to me, and only an hour at Starbucks in the afternoon with aforementioned Kidlet in tow because, you know, babysitting.*headdesk* By the time R wandered into Starbucks around 4:30, I had managed a whopping 400 words. (No, there are no zeros missing there. *cries*) R then, of course, proceeded to fill me in on all the details of the photo-taking field trip so by the time 5pm rolled around and it was time to leave for dinner, no more writing was accomplished. *mumble-grumble* So went and had dinner, drove the kidlet home, dropped R off at our place, then headed BACK to Starbucks at 8pm for a serious word count session. Left at 11pm when they closed with a total count of 8016 words for the weekend. Not bad, especially considering how little I'd managed before that last session at Starbucks!
Here's the official little widget-thingie:
So, now to buzz through my flist and email before hitting the hay for tonight. I'm hoping to manage at least 3300 words a day, which would put me in the winner's circle by mid-month. R is taking vacation the week of Thanksgiving and there are some things we really need to get done during that time off. This, of course, means there won't be much time for writing, so I need to get my 50k in before that week starts. I just hope I can keep up the current pace, lol.
Hope you've all had a fantastic weekend!