NaNo Day 14: The Tale of the NaNoing Police Officer

Because I didn’t have any writing planned for today but less homework, again, than I was expecting, I decided to divide my goal of writing 3k words yesterday into a two day goal. (This was also spurred on by the fact that I’m at a sort of tricky scene I don’t know how to execute right now, so I’m just sort of slowly easing my way through it until I figured it out more.)

Meanwhile, while I was procrastinating from writing and homework alike last night, the following happened (taken from my Facebook page):

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So here I am, sitting in my room watching yesterday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 11:00 PM while I procrastinate from writing/homework, when somebody knocks on my door. I open it expecting it to be a friend–Nope. Campus police officer. Have a mini heart attack and wonder what in the world I could be in trouble for, seeing as I am probably the least rebellious college student in the history of U of M ever. Turns out he saw my white board about NaNoWriMo and just wanted to ask me how the month was going, because he’s competing too.

Him: I’m sorry, did I just wake you up? You seem flustered.
Me (out loud): Oh, no, I’m just watching TV.
Me (internally): DUDE, YOU’RE A COP. STANDING IN MY DOORWAY. I AM IN MY PAJAMAS. I DON’T CARE IF I HAVEN’T BROKEN A LAW IN MY LIFE, I. AM. GOING. TO BE. FLUSTERED.

Upside: I now know that cops can have deep, creative souls that need NaNoWriMo in order to feel fulfilled, too.

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I am not kidding when I say mini heart attack, because seriously, how often does a police officer knock on your door in the middle of the night for a good reason? (That’s right. I’m pretty sure this was the first time ever.)

I’m off to do homework.

day 14“You’re behind :(” <–Well thank you for reminding me. I didn’t notice. πŸ˜›

~Julia

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10 thoughts on “NaNo Day 14: The Tale of the NaNoing Police Officer

  1. Yeah, I think that would have freaked me out too, being at 11pm like that especially. Cool that he’s doing Nanowrimo too! It’s like belonging to a club or something… fellow Nano-ers.

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  2. That was a fantastic and uniquely intriguing story that your shared last night, Julia! And, I couldn’t be prouder regarding all of the NaNoing occurring in [redacted]. Meanwhile, you are being quite intelligent by dividing up the 3k words into 2 days. When you ease your way through a tricky scene, you are establishing a solid groundwork for success! In essence, everything that you have done this month has been a well-considered step towards your desired accomplishments, based on excellent intuition!

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  3. I got behind for the first time yesterday/today because I’m sort of worn out from writing so much and I’m at a particularly difficult scene that requires me to put myself in my protagonist’s role and FEEL a ton of stuff. Ahhh so difficult.

    I’ve also run into a cop before in a dorm and let’s just say it was not nearly as pleasant as your encounter. πŸ˜‰

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