NaNoWriMo: Day 2

After todays words I am at 5947 words, which I’m really chuffed about. I’d set myself a target for the weekend of hitting 5000 words so I’m very happy that I’m almost at 6000 now. I would have probably rolled over the 6k mark already but my body screamed at me to ease off the peddle a little. About this time yesterday I was struggling a little but I think that was because I hadn’t eaten anything, aside from a pack of Fruit Gums, all day. I’d been at work in the morning, got home at about 2ish before then cleaning out the hen house and having a bath before getting my arse in the chair and get some words done. I didn’t eat until about 5:30 and I didn’t want that to happen again. So I went and done it again today. I got to about 3:30 and just wiped out. So I’ve had a little something to eat and I’m feeling a touch better now.

I did end up with a very stiff right arm last night though. Its something that I do suffer from as my day job can put a lot of pressure on my body and as I’m predominantly right handed my right arm does tend to suffer a fair bit. So I strapped it up and its felt okay for the bulk of the day, although it’s aching a little now. I may have a break till about 6pm but I’ll see how I feel.

One thing I have finally done is buy a Logitec blue tooth keyboard for my iPad. I’m hoping this will let me write easier on my iPad when I’m out and about.



Adjusting My Desk

I’ve been thinking about buying an iMac for a couple of years, and on Friday I finally ordered one. Needless to say I’m quite keen to get it, but I have a few days to go until it’s delivered. This delay is quite handy though as I needed to make a few adjustments to my desk.


As you can see from the picture the desk has a shelf and storage on the right hand side of the desk. This made for a relatively small gap for where the monitor goes. To be fair I brought this desk almost ten years ago and it was idea for what I needed, but there is no way that the iMac is going to fit into the gap. So I took the shelf and side storage off and now I have the space for the iMac.


An unexpected benefit from doing this has meant that it has opened up that end of my room. It’s lighter and I have a fantastic view of the back garden now.


I did like the desk with the shelf when I brought it, but over time it just became a home for clutter; and if you know me I love a bit of clutter. In time I will buy a new desk, and maybe a new chair (that’s twelve years old) but those will have to wait for the moment. I do need a bigger desk, but I need to find one that suits my needs and will fit into the small space where the current desk is.

The iMac will replace an Acer laptop that I’ve been using for 8 months. This little laptop has done me really well but now it will go off to my brother for him to use. Its a solid bit of kit and I will be a little sad to see it go. That does mean I’ll be on my iPad for when I’m at Write-Ins or just generally out and about. After a recommendation from someone in a writers group I’m a member of I’ve seen a Logitech one I’m going to order when I get paid. It looks solid and suitable for my needs.

I’ve wanted to switch over to a Mac for quite some time and I’m glad I’ll be taking delivery of one soon 🙂