Every year I look forward to NaNoWriMo. It’s my favorite thing. Until this year.
On the 5th, I developed hives. I lost two days of writing because of itching, scratching, and being in pain.
If you don’t know, the goal is to write 50000 words in 30 days. That is 1667 words a day. Two days gone is a lot to catch up on. Especially with a full time job and family.
So, even with prednisone, my hives are flaring back up.
If you’re lucky enough to have a smart mom, like me, then you know what my next step was. Call mom. And my mother told me some wisdom. Much like a fart, if you have to force creativity, it’s probably crap.
I can’t say I’m not sad. Could be the prednisone. Could be pms.
I’m really not a competitive person. Except with myself. I hate having to relinquish this. But for the sake of my health, I’m going to have to stop.
I can’t lie. I need some happy thoughts. I need to know I’m not the only one. Have you gone out for something and not succeeded? Have you ever had to stop something for health reasons?