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NaNoWriMo Day Five

Day Five was a great day! A write-in was scheduled from 1:30pm to 5:30pm at a Panera in their community room. I showed up at 2pm and started actually writing at 2:30pm. I stayed until the end at 5:30pm.

The room was crowded. Most people were working on laptops but a few were writing on notepads. While there I think the most people we had were nine or maybe even ten. One person was visiting from Ada and said that her Muncipal Liaison was from Columbus and hadn't planned any write-ins or activities for them. That is too bad, I think. I ended up sitting on the floor and working from the battery. It was good for me to be able to look outside the window. However, I found that when I tried to sit tight against the wall that someone had spilled water on the floor. My behind got a little wet. As I kept writing though, it seemed to get a little more uncomfortable.

The door to the community room was closed which meant we didn't get a lot of air circulating. I was a little warm in my long sleeved thermal shirt. The door didn't have a handle on the other side so it became a rite of passage that new people would need to figure out how to close the door. It was a bit of an annoyance though. Finally Elfboy jury-rigged a handle out of an ordinary piece of paper. Woo Hoo! We're going to use the same method next week.

Around 3pm some people left and then another person left at 3:30pm. I plugged in my laptop ac adapter and went to check out the damage to my behind. One of the longhand writers moved her seat and another person joined us. I went to the bathroom to assess the damage. I had... wet ass. Seriously. My jeans were like a sponge and soaked up so much water it looked like I had serious urinary problems and needed a Depends. The restroom didn't have a hand dryer, only paper towels. I untucked my shirt and hoped no one would say anything. I could have brought attention to it myself to curtail any comments about it. But that would beg the question... why did I keep sitting there if I knew that my behind was getting wet. I didn't really have an answer for that so I went with the ignore tactic.

Some of the participants in my area this year include Elfboy, Skippy, lloannna, and renoir_girl. They have information about their novels and progress on their sites and journals.

I wanted a plain bagel but they were out so I had a blueberry one. I'm proud to report no seeds got stuck! Maybe I'll be able to have those once in a while. I snacked on my bagel while writing and just kept going! Sitting on a chair helped my jeans dry out a lot so they didn't look as wet when I left for the day. No one said anything so either no one noticed or they're all wondering if I have a bladder control problem. For the most part people were quiet while writing (a few listened to music on headphones) but now and then we'd kind of take a short break and talk about our word counts or how things were going. It was nice. I liked it.

Day Five finished with 10,368 words. I earned my dish of ice cream of Jeni's Ice Cream and I still owe myself my 5,000 word reward.

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