I’m here. I’m still alive. Deep in the thick dark muck of it, but I’m here. Words, words and more words. They are crowding in around me. For a little while, the voices were mute. They’d gone away for a while. Now, it’s as if they are making up for lost time. I cannot seem to type fast enough. Yeah, maybe it’s a good thing. It’s also a crazed thing. See me trying to sit up at my desk typing my little, actually long, fingers to the bone, tap-tap-tapping away as fast as my brain is throwing this stuff out, or rather attempting, not fully executing the task, but I’m trying hard to keep up. It’s like the Bionic Woman on crack, while still hung over from taking Benadryl the night before, so you see a crazed Bionic Woman on crack, one eye locked wide open and the other dazed and confused and sleeeeepy and not at all here in this world.
Hallie has escaped to her room hiding away from my funny eyes and drowning out my crazed typing with music playing on her iPod. Yes, playing the same song over and over and over again. It’s the only song she’s listening to right now. It’s the only song either of us are listening to right now. I try to play other music to drown out Lorde’s voice, but it’s not working. You know, you do the same thing. You find that one song and you completely fall head over tea kettle in love with it and cannot stop playing it and singing to it, no matter how tone death or off pitch you are. You just cannot help yourself. No worries. I’m not judgy. I do the same thing with London Grammar. These two songs, I play over and over and over. LOVE. So, see Bionic Woman on crack, with weird looking shaky eyes and earmuffs to drown out the repetition. Coffee?! Yes, at 4:40 p.m.! What of it?!
Ok, not really but it sounds good, doesn’t it? Nothing sounds good right now, so I’m just sippin’ on a little H2O now and again. Took another Benadryl about an hour ago, so I don’t know what I’ll be like in a short while.
I’m doing well with my word count for Nano. I had been slothing it for a couple of days, but today, I’ve typed enough to make up for those two days and then some. 23,562 is where I am now. So far, so good. At this point, I’ll meet my goal by Nov 30. Ugh! If I could just wake up! Man! Hate to be out of it like this.
Anywho. Let’s see. Oh, badges. Well, technically, the following do not serve as badges. They are not badges you earn for your Nano page, but I’m claiming them as badges for my Nano blogging, because I earned them. I’ll just call them decals. If you earned them, post them to yours, too. Not a big deal, but hey, anything that makes you feel like you are accomplishing your goals along the way, is a good thing.
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Ha! So, that’s it, folks! Hallie is playing that song again, the pint sized mutt is barking (hush up, Lilly Marge!!!) and I think the kiddo is ready for spaghetti, so I’m off to play in the real world for a little while. Not sure if I told y’all, but I’m working on two books. One is a fictional fantasy world (well, partly. Part is real world. Part is fantasy world) and the other book is nonfiction/self-help.
Wow, Hallie has come out and is now playing Etta James’ At Last.
I guess I can take off the earmuffs now. 😉