I only wrote 393 words this morning. I overslept.
Normally, I use an alarm on my cell phone to wake me up in the mornings. I usually hit the snooze button the three times I have it set for. But yesterday, I hit the Stop button instead after the first time the alarm went off, forgetting that it turns the alarm off completely.
So, this morning I overslept. I rushed though my shower, had a cup of instant coffee, and went to the sunroom to write. I didn't have much time this morning, so the not-so-great wordcount.
However, I did go to my first write-in this evening. Our region has a regular Thursday night write-in at the Peet's Coffee in San Mateo. I never tried write-ins last year, nor did I go to any of the meet-and-greets. But this year, not only did I go to the first meet-and-greet last Thursday, I decided I would also try some write-ins.
So I loaded some information on my Neo from my laptop, some plot points and character information I thought I might need. I charged up my iPod and made sure I had added my writing playlist; I had. I even packed a notebook in case I decided to write longhand.
I bought a pumpkin spice latte with soy milk and a ginger spice vegan cookie. I was so glad to see that they had at least one kind of vegan cookie. Then I joined my fellow wrimos and wrote.
It turns out I did pretty well on my first write-in. I wrote 1,603 words at Peet's. They were playing some nice classical music, so I never got out my iPod. The coffee tasted good on my sore throat; stupid allergies. After I had gotten quite a few words done, I rewarded myself with most of my cookie, followed by sips of my latte. After another long spell of writing, I finished off my cookie, then kept writing, coming to a good stopping place for the evening.
I'm looking forward to next Thursday's write-in. It was fun writing together in a group like that.
I ended the day with 1,998 words written, putting me at a total of 8,635.