Typically during NaNoWriMo I take Sundays off. Today, being only Day 3, I didn’t push it nearly as hard as I did on Days 1 and 2, but I still managed to get some good stuff down on the page and added another 3,363 words to my count.
One of the fun things I forgot about was all the achievement badges you get during NaNoWriMo. It’s hilarious.
For example, for writing 2 days in a row (WooHoo!) I got a 2-day “on fire” badge. I’ll get one tomorrow for being in fire 3 days in a row too. I told you… hilarious!
I also earned a badge each for breaking the 5,000 and 10,000 word barriers. That’s the good news. The bad news is the next word count badge isn’t until 40,000 words. So next week. LOL
Today’s work focused on the first meeting with a surgeon for a second opinion. The first surgeon we were sent to was good, but we heard really good things about another surgeon and wanted to get his opinion before moving forward with any surgical options.
The first surgeon wanted to do a mastectomy – remove my wife’s right breast completely – and as you can imagine, that wasn’t Lynda’s first choice. Losing body parts was not anywhere on her bucket list, and she wasn’t about to add it now if she could help it.
It’s an interesting process going back over all my meeting notes and the appointment schedule, sorting out what happened when, and what I felt during each step of the way. As you might imagine, it brings back all those emotions and it’s like living the entire thing all over again.
Uh, no. Not superfun at all, but it is necessary. If writing about this stuff was easy, everyone would do it, right?