NaNoWriMo Day 9

One of my favorite Christmas memories:
"Precious little Dylan with his blond curly hair, a sweater, and a dog collar with bells on it."


NaNoWriMo Day 7

On keeping diaries during some of the more chaotic times in my childhood:

"Perhaps part of it was my young identification with Anne Frank. I’d always felt a kinship with that remarkable woman and her diary. Not so much now for obvious reasons of survival and the incredible safety of my current situation, but for years she felt like a dear friend. Someone who understood. I wanted to survive the chaos and come out with a similarly well-thought-out optimism and faith in humanity. And I think I have.. I really do."


NaNoWriMo Day 6

So I got a flu shot yesterday, and it turns out that I am one of those people who really reacts to it. I had the shot at 9am, by 1:30 I had a sore throat and all of a sudden at 4pm I got the chills and the start of a fever. By the time I got home at 4:45 I had full-blown chills and was headed toward the 100 degree fever that stuck with me for the rest of the night. So.. Yeah. I didn't write anything yesterday. I'm thankful that I had a little bit of extra writing done, so I didn't fall a full day behind! Today was slow too but I am already feeling a fair bit better, so hopefully I will catch up soon.

Today's last line, which was talking about a Pickle Party we threw as kids:
"I think I remember that only one or two of our friends actually took us up on the pickle juice, but I know that Tim and I definitely partook."


NaNoWriMo Day 4

"And so my life in Miami started off with great emotional difficulty. I was in a strange place where I only knew two people, and had lost a friend and been through a natural disaster within two days."

Passed the 7,000 word line today!


NaNoWriMo Day 3

"Though I didn’t have the language for it at the time, I knew that there systems of privilege and oppression in place and that I wanted to fight against them."

2,000 words today!