Camp NaNo Day 1: Blocking out the NOISE

Here we are, April 1st. The first day of Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s 6:44 PM. and I have written a grand total of…

zero words.

Oops.

But I’ve gotten a lot accomplished today. I went to one child’s baseball practice at 8:00 AM, my daughter’s softball practice at 9:00 AM, and we had a third baseball practice from 11 – 12:30. And when we got home, I made some delicious burgers (that I ate without a bun, Trim Healthy Mamas). I did the dishes, two loads of laundry, deep cleaned my daughter’s room, took the recycling and trash, and went to Kroger. Oh, and Walmart too, but that was prior to baseball practice.

Anyway, it’s 6:45 PM, and now I have some time alone to write, but my house is so noisy. The dryer’s running, the oldest and youngest child are playing a video game on the TV, the cat is snoring… you get the idea.

I need to focus, but how?

Noisli, that’s how. A few years ago, someone introduced me to www.noisli.com, a white noise generator. I love it. You get sliding bars that you can use to pump up different white noise sounds. Today, I’m writing the opening scenes of The Soldier’s Wife, and my latest brainstorm was to have it open in the midst of a rain. What better way to get myself in the mood to write a rain-soaked sequence than a white noise generated-rainstorm?

I’m off to draft. Good luck to my fellow NaNo’ers. 🙂

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