Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

NaNo Word Count: 4184!

This is Wednesday leaning out of her cat tree. She may look like just your average gray tabby cat, but she has many skills. Most of these skills, she uses for The Good. Okay, 'most' might be a slight exaggeration. Wednesday is a good little kitty, though, at heart. She loves her family, loves her sisters, loves annoying those sisters and she also loves to grant wishes. Every Wednesday morning, I will rub the side of the cat house and summon our magic cat!

My Wednesday Wishes for the week:

1) A laptop that doesn't overheat. I'm getting about an hour at most on it before it's too hot and shuts itself down. Not good for NaNo. I can use The Hubster's computer but his chair is soooooo uncomfortable. I have to hunch forward to work the mouse and type on the keyboard. My chest muscles are already hurting! I can't do 29 more days of that! But there is no time to take my laptop in for cleaning/diagnosing. I had the choice between a new laptop and a new mattress this week - I went with the mattress. I'm not sleeping well on the 15+ year old one I have now. So I'm wishing the Laptop Fairies (who totally exist!) will magically repair it during the night!

2) A massage! Or time for one. No time really right now. My friend Keren gives KILLER massages. She's the only one that I will allow to massage me anymore. The last two massages I've had at spas have been disasters. No fault of the masseuse. I've just had panic attacks in the middle of both. It's really hard to enjoy a massage when your heart is thumping out of your chest, your skin is crawling and you just want to run. But when Keren does it, I completely relax. No panic attacks. So that is the way to go. Plus, she's got the BEST hands. The Hubster tries. He really does. But his hands are not Keren's hands. It's almost worth paying rent for her to live next door to me so that I can get weekly massages!

3) 2,000 words a day! I'm starting off strong, but the finishing is important as well. I'll try not to limit myself on Saturday. Maybe I can bank some extra words. I might even write on Sunday. Shhhhh, don't tell the NFL. I can write and watch football. I can! Although writing and watching election coverage didn't work out so well. Those last 120 words were very distracted words. Tea Party. What? Very distracted. Out the gate, rounding that first curve in the track and I'm holding my pace. My wish is to keep up for the rest of the month!

What about you - what are your wishes for Wednesday?

P.S. - If you have a contest for me to promote, let me know!


  1. I want 2000 words a day too! :D
    Gah, I'm falling behind already :-|

  2. Yay! Keep it up!

    I'm staying just ahead, writing 100-200 words over the daily goal. I'm certain I'll have some nice big days on the weekends, so I'm not worrying too much during the week.

  3. I want my NaNo wip to be done by Nov 15 am not off to a good start but am hoping my getaway retreat without the hubs and kidlet might do the trick.
    I have a contest on my blog ending today and another one tomorrow.

  4. Wow, you're off to a very good start. Good luck writing!

  5. Getting close to Christmas, maybe hint around that you need an early present to the hubs to finish this month out. Hint Hint Nudge Nudge.

    Great start on Nano! Keep it up!

    My wish is that this week keeps flying by like it has been. Come on weekend!

  6. Haha, you can totally write and watch the NFL! I get some of best writing done while watching college football :) But your laptop better stop overheating--that's awful!

  7. I think you made a good call on the mattress. Nothing beats a good night's sleep... except maybe a MASSAGE! I know what you mean about finding the right massage therapist, though. My friend Dawn has amazing hands, but she lives 3000 miles away. But I don't like going to anybody else.

    My Wednesday wish? To have all the plot holes in my story magically fill themselves. So not wanting to do it.

  8. Ooh, I want a massage too! That sounds heavenly. I hope you get one. :)

  9. A message!! YES! Brilliant idea.

    Congrats on keeping up your word count, even with the challenges, including a naught laptop.

    Here's hoping the fairies come and cool it down. :)

  10. You can get a good chiller mat for the computer for about $20. They're a fantastic little investment and will save your computer!

    A magic cat, I started to say I'd love one of those, but you know, sometimes they have their own agendas. It could be scary!