My Body’s NaNoWriMo Rebellion


So two days worth of NaNoWriMo finished, and it’s on to day three. I’ve managed to keep up my word count, though yesterday was a bit of a challenge.

You see, I was fighting with a migraine all day. For most of the day it was a low-grade situation, background, fuzzing my thinking. When I wrote my post yesterday, I spent a whole swath of time trying to remember how spell the word “character.” I was utterly baffled.

And yet I didn’t realize I had one at the time.

That’s what happens with them, sometimes. I have little hints and clues, my brain is sluggish, I don’t want the blinds open, but at that point it hasn’t hit me yet, not entirely. If I’m smart, and I realize it — which is challenging with sluggish brain — then I take the measures that always seem to help stave it off. But yesterday, I wasn’t entirely smart.

So I got my words in, eventually, finally, was settling down to eat, and I realized there was a big spot in front of one of my eyes. You know the kind. It’s like I just had a flash go off, or I was staring at a light and it left an impression in my vision. The light intensified and sparkled, and as I looked at them, the middles of things disappeared.

Uh oh.

At that stage there’s nothing to be done but a dark room and time.

So here we are today. It’s not totally gone, but gone enough for me to write this post and remember how to spell “character.” But NaNo marches on, headache or no headache.

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