Liz's Looming Lunacy

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NaNoWriMo Computer Woes Redux

My computer was misbehaving again. That's yet another defrag and diagnostic and... *sigh* We should really take a survey: how many computers actually let their authors finish a NaNo project without having a nervous breakdown?

Terror came home from school ealy. She wasn't feeling well because of a sore throat and everything, but the feelings were compounded when she learned that a ninth grader who had been a student at her school decided that it would be a god idea to commit suicide by throwing herself in front of a train on the LIRR. Everyone was talknig about it at the scool and I think they are still scraping up the poor girl's remains.

I don't care how old your child is, how do you explani why someone wold kill themself? I did my best to explain it to her when she asked, not an easy task even if Terror's nineteen and not nine. Still, it's better to try and talk about it rather than let it fester.

Yesterday I managed somewhere in the neighbohood of 300 words before the computer bugged out; today, so far, jsut over six hundred so far. I'll have to shoot for 4500 or as close to that mark as possible to cover lost ground.

I'm in this for the long haul. I do like improv, and this is as improv as it gets in real life, non-comedic routine. ;-)


Blogger Liz said...

4:42 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

After 1 AM. Terror wanted me t osit with her while she went to sleep. Now I have to make myself a pot of coffee and try to catch up on my NaNo word count. I'm only at around 1200 words now, owe 2200 from the nightbefore, that makes about 4700 words I need to write. Imean, 2200 plis 1300 that's 3500 more words ot go. *sigh* Time to BS my way though it and catch up.

1:13 AM  

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