A Writing Journey

Earlier today I challenged myself and anyone else who cares to be challenge to some NaNo prep work. If you recall, I started writing a 12,500 word short story today. My final word count of the day: 2,540*. Mind you, this was not done in one chunk (though most of it was), and it was not the only thing I did today, but I did use a lot of my spare moments that are usually empty to write, like while the beans were cooking, snuggled with one of my cats, and even while I was in line at the grocery store.

Hold up, how was I writing while I was at the grocery store? A phone app called jotterpad. I was skeptical, I searched a bunch of “writing” apps, even downloaded evernote, but I went with jotterpad because it is simple, and makes me think of cute little otters. Anyway, I’ve written the whole thing on my phone so far. I really like the simplicity and ease, and you better bet it’s going to make me a faster texter!

I am pretty much exhausted from my day at this point, and will be calling it quits for anything productive…after I make tomorrow’s lunches.

I hope to hear you joining my challenge!

Write on,


*I still hate doing word counts. But on productive days, it’s great to look back and see that you really did write a lot, and that writing is not as crazy a thing to do as we thought. Give me time, I’ll come round to the word counters point of view.


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