Sunday, November 11, 2007

Things That Impact Word Count...

I just realized I didn't update my word count today...

it all started when my dog started having issues -- be prepared, I'm going to talk about bodily functions in some detail.

As I said in my last post, she woke me at 12:45 to go out. She whined, which is something she never does. Then she woke me again, whining, at 5 a.m. and it didn't get any better after that. We noticed she wanted to go out A LOT, and that she would squat to pee several times each trip. Finally, around eleven, she dribbled about two drops inside on the floor... and it was pink. I wiped her little doggie bottom, and the tisse was also pink. Blood was in her urine.

So, it was off to the doggie ER where we discovered she has a urinary tract infection. Since we've been home, she whines to go out about every ten minutes. She's so uncomfortable, poor furbaby, but I have to admit to getting a little crazy. PLUS, it's hunting season and there is hunting in the woods out back of us, she's having an unusual tendency to wander, so I have to go out with her and it's FREAKING COLD OUT.

While, I'm not the kind of person who likes to make excuses, this is the reason my word count for the day is a mere 888 today, for a total of 10,136.

BTW, my heroine stumbled across a juvenile creature in the woods -- a made up one, sort of a cross between a cougar and a black bear. I call it a "dulin" and it's very fierce. I think it will come in handy later on.

So, tomorrow... I need 3200 words. Of course, at this rate, I'll be up all night letting the dog out, so maybe I'll write then.

6 comments:

Brandy said...

Awww, poor furbaby. So sorry to hear about the UTI for her. BUT, you are a good Mommy to have noticed and have her treated.
I'm also sad to hear your word count is down today, but time isn't up for NaNo, you have time.
The "dulin" sounds cool. *g*

Have a good evening!

Dru said...

I'm sorry your dog has an infection. I hope she feels better soon.

Bummer about your word count, but you had other things to take care of which takes precedence. I'm sure you'll reach the goal with words to spare.

Hope the rest of your Sunday is agood one.

Ceri said...

Poor dog! I hope she has a speedy recovery. No fun at all.

Good luck on your writing. I figure I have to write 1800 words a day to make it to the end. I'm trying to remain positive.

Allie Boniface said...

Poor baby...my other kitty had that kind of issue last summer. Not fun!

groovyoldlady said...

Hmmm. I'm sorry about your doggie.

In my house it's the stuffed bear, Teddy. He gets into absolutely EVERYTHING! I have to watch him every moment or there is trouble to be had. That certainly makes it difficult to work on MY novel...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Awe... I hope she's okay now. Poor dog! I hope she and YOU can get some sleep soon.