I took a long time to get writing today.
First I tried to update my website with my schedule for SFContario
. However, my website hosting service was bought out recently and they screwed up the transfer for my site. The new server isn't FrontPage compatible, and that's the software I use to update my site.
After half an hour on the phone with support, they made some adjustments, but they won't go into effect for 24 hours. So I have to call back tomorrow morning and continue the process.
The weather forecast called for sunny skies. The only day all week at the cottage that's supposed to be sunny. So I wrote less than a thousand words and decided to head out for a hike.
The gate at the first trail was closed. I parked, walked around it, and followed the road for about ten minutes but when I still hadn't arrived at the trail head, I gave up and went back to the van.
I drove into Algonquin, grabbed a map, and found the short trail I've been on before. I could do it in less than an hour. Perfect. Except when I arrived at the parking lot, that trail was also closed because of flooding.
I headed back to the cabin having wasted almost two hours and getting in NONE of the hiking I'd hoped for.
The rest of my day was frustrating and quasi-productive. I realized by about 4 that I would never meet my 10K NaNoWriMo
target so I revised it to 7K.
My hands are sore, I'm tired and cranky, but I hit 7K. Time for bed.
Today's words: 7,127
Cottage tally: 26,734
Total words: 60,323
As I said yesterday, I'm now going to use the 80K goal for the rest of November. I sure hope to finish by then, but I can't have too many more days like today and still pull it off.
The revised-goal shiny counter:
60323 / 80000 words. 75% done!