November 11 Day 11 of NaNoWriMo 2020


My house is full of workers. They crawl through every room like ants, scrambling to complete the remodeling project. Painters mud and sand walls until they are as smooth as glass, then they apply primer and the glorious coat of finish color. Installers place appliances in their designated space, and the electrician hangs pretty new fixtures with gleaming lights. Blue painter’s tape mark needed touch-ups, and we log them on the ever-changing punch list.

The goal is within reach, and their payday is around the corner. Motivation is at an all-time high. I answer questions, offer advice, and make last-minute decisions, which highjacks my focus. Projects have a natural ebb and flow. We race from expectant beginnings, lose steam at our dark mid-points until we see the light at the end of the tunnel. Somehow, we will arrive at a satisfactory conclusion. I am stuck and distracted from my NaNo writing but wrapping up one project gives me the courage and the confidence to dream of other endings.

Are you writing for NaNo?

How is Day 11 progressing?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer