I am so incredibly pleased to be doing so well at NaNoWriMo. I can't say it enough, and it's all because I've failed the last four years (and only barely scraped by the very first year).
Last night I ended at 34,079, which meant that I put 2,980 words on paper (or on file?) yesterday. I squeaked through a tough scene, and for a while there I thought I was going to quit with just a thousand or so words. But then I caught the thread again, and kept writing until I had reached nearly 3k (and turned today's square on the calendar green, even though it was only about 1:30am).
I don't know whether tonight will be as successful. I had a busy day — this morning I had to go out to the barn to check on my horse, and clean and treat a recent injury to his ear. That and a bath nearly killed the first part of my day, and then of course I had my nanny job to go to in the afternoon. That left only this evening for my client work, so as a result I am getting started on my novel a little later than the usual.
And tomorrow may prove to be the beginning of many changes. I am bringing Rondo, the 2-year-old horse I've been working with down at my in-laws' place, up to my barn; he is tentatively mine now, assuming everything works out with him. This will mean more time to be spent at the barn, of course, which may or may not interfere with my writing work.
On the bright side, though, I've noticed a marked improvement in my productivity since I started my part-time nanny job. My time sheets, which had dwindled until I was marking down only a few lines' worth of activities every day, are once again full almost every day, right down to the bottom of the sheets. (Yes, I keep handwritten time sheets — I started doing it a few years ago as a way to track how much time I spent on my work every day, how much my hourly wage worked out to, and so on.) I'm getting more done now, even though I have less time than before.
I may be on the brink of even more changes to my routine, but based on the past two weeks, I have good reason to hope that they will make me more productive, rather than less so!