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21 today

Hey everyone! Just a quick update, because I don’t like leaving the blog hanging in the air.

A lot of stuff has been happening recently and today.

Today is my 21st birthday. I spent like a million hours texting today. That’s what I hate about birthdays: you have to reply “Thanks for the nice wishes” over and over and over again. It’s so annoying it could make a good cartoon, but I don’t have time to draw one. The good thing about all these birthday wishes is that friends you haven’t heard from in ages suddenly bob to the surface again. And that almost makes up for all the brainless texting.

Obligatory birthday pic.

^Doing yet again what my father refers to as “skulking”. He always insists that I lift my chin up in photos and I hate that posture because it looks so condescending.


And… speaking of being busy, today I also had my last class for my degree. Now it’s only the exams and then it’s all over. It’s pretty unreal and it feels as if three years couldn’t have flown past like that. So, understandably, everything was a bit crazy today. If you are inclined to metaphors, you could probably have something to say about the significance of having a 21st birthday on the day that classes are over. You could probably say something about one age ending and a new one beginning. Or you could just get on with it, because no-one cares.

But if only this was the only reason that I’m busy. I can deal with classes and revision. But NaNoWriMo is just something you can’t deal with. No matter how many times you do it and no matter how used you are to writing, it is going to spin out of control. In a way, that is all part of the fun and in a way, it is extremely stress-inducing.

As you can see, over there in the sidebar –>, I managed to break the 10K margin (yay, one fifth done!), but tonight I still need to reach 11,167. I have very little time left today to reach this. I was so sick last night that I couldn’t even reach 800 words for the day. That meant that I lost most of my 1,000 word head-start that I’d built up in week 1. Now I have to catch that up again. Darn it.


Now I’m going to go write at the speed of summer lightning. Anyone else participating in NaNoWriMo: how are your novelling attempts going? How is NaNo treating you?

I’ll try to do a NaNoWriMo motivation post next week, with maybe a drawing or two.

14 responses

  1. Happy Birthday Elana!

    November 7, 2012 at 23:23

    • Aww, thank you! ❤

      November 8, 2012 at 15:16

  2. Roy De Souza

    Belated birthday greetings, Elana, happy 21st!

    November 8, 2012 at 02:35

    • Thanks so much! 😀

      November 8, 2012 at 15:16

  3. Happy 21st Elana.. =)

    November 8, 2012 at 19:23

    • Thanks! 🙂

      November 10, 2012 at 13:55

  4. Happy birthday and many many many happy returns of the day Elana!!!

    November 8, 2012 at 19:56

    • Aww, thanks for the many “manys”! 😉

      November 10, 2012 at 13:55

  5. Happy 21st Birthday! What a nice age! Enjoy it 🙂 And you don’t have to thank me back 😉

    November 9, 2012 at 00:38

    • But I am going to reply because I appreciate all comments so much! So, just to say that, I replied. 😛

      November 10, 2012 at 13:56

  6. Happy (belated) birthday!

    November 9, 2012 at 02:57

    • It’s the thought that counts, not the lateness! 🙂

      November 10, 2012 at 13:59

  7. Mal

    Happy 21st Birthday, Elana! Blessings.. 🙂

    November 9, 2012 at 18:07

    • Thank you! 😀

      November 10, 2012 at 13:59

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