My father-in-law is a super nice guy who thinks I’m aiming too low with the blog, and instead thinks I should be concentrating on writing a book about our adventures here in the wild west(ern part of Virginia). And because he’s a kind and supportive person, I simply say to myself, “Okay, Jim’s dad, you keep on being a nice guy like that because there is no way I could ever do that.”

And along comes #NaNoWriMo to make me think that I can.

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and I wrote about it on November 1, when I announced that I was going to crank out 1700 words a day about our madcap country adventures. Remember that?

It hasn’t worked out quite that way.

The good news: I’m over 15,000 words in. And with weather the way it was today, there was no way I was going outside. I made a little progress.

My WTForecast app was spot-on today.

The bad news: I did the math and in order to get to 50,000 words by the end of the month (the goal of NaNoWriMo), I will need to write 2,333 words each day between now and then. And the kids are coming home, starting tomorrow! And relatives start filing in on Wednesday. Math. Shoot.

So I’ll keep toiling away and let you know how it goes. I’m sure I have another 35,000 words in me because my main character hasn’t really done too much of anything yet. I’m a little short on plot and am going to have to start spicing this thing up with some action. Stay tuned.

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